Step Strong Colorado! A Sierra Club Benefit Hike to Protect the Environment
Be a Hiker, or Hiker in Spirit, to Save Colorado's Environment!
Please join your fellow environmentalists and outdoor enthusiasts for this year's "Step Strong Colorado! A Sierra Club Benefit Hike to Protect the Environment."
You can participate by either staying at home and sleeping in, or you can come out and join us for a wonderful day hiking one or more scenic trails of Roxborough State Park. There are 4 levels of hiking experience to choose -- from easy to challenging -- with some spectacular views of red rock and sandstone formations along with diverse, dazzling flora and fauna. There is truly something for everyone of any level of skill or interest. So come out and "Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet" all in one memorable activity.
WHAT: Step Strong Colorado! A Sierra Club Benefit Hike to Protect the Environment.
WHEN: Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Roxborough State Park, 4751 E. Roxborough Dr., Littleton, CO 80125 (map)
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE:
$20 Entry Fee - PLEDGE GATHERING HIKER Gather pledges (at least $10) from friends, family and the community for the hiking you'll be doing. Because we need Pledge Gathering Hikers to make this event a success, you will automatically be eligible to compete for great prizes just for gathering pledges.
$30 Entry Fee - CONTRIBUTING HIKER Come out to just hike and support Sierra Club and its work in Colorado.
$30 Entry Fee - VIRTUAL HIKER Not able to join us at Roxborough? Then donate $30 to join us in spirit, perhaps taking a hike wherever you are on Saturday, 9/13.
All hikers are also eligible to complete for great prizes by simply referring others who also sign up. The more you get to sign up to join or be Virtual Hikers, the greater your chance of winning a prize!
PARKING & CARPOOLING Parking is free for participants, but we strongly encourage carpooling. Not only is it a more environmentally friendly way to participate, the number of spaces at the park is limited and it is first-come, first-serve. At check out, you can request your name be on an open list of people willing to carpool so that you can contact participants closest to you and others can contact you to arrange rides for the event.
FOOD Grab-&-go food items will be provided to help you through your day of hiking. There will be enough to craft a meal for yourself or just a light snack if you prefer. Please indicate at check out if you have any dietary restrictions.
CONTESTS: PLEDGE GATHERING CONTEST This contest is only open to those who have signed up to be pledge gathering hikers. Quite simply, the more pledges you can secure, the more likely you are to win a prize.
1st place - winner is whoever brings in the most pledges, but total pledges collected must be at least $500 or more. PRIZE: Estes Park “Stay-Cation” - one night stay at a local hotel, dinner for two and horseback riding.
2nd place - winner is whoever brings in the second highest total of pledges, but total pledges collected must be at least $300 or more. PRIZE: White water rafting excursion for 4.
3rd place - winner is whoever brings in the third highest total of pledges, but total pledges collected must be at least $150 or more. PRIZE: Outdoor/landscape portrait photo shoot with Michael Ace Photography.
Prizes are subject to change. Prize values equivalent or greater in
comparative value to required level of pledges needed to win.
As a Pledge Gatherer Hiker, you must gather at least $10 in pledges to participate in the hike. Each person who pledges for your hiking must donate at least $5 in total (for example, a straight $5 donation for whatever miles you hike or at least $1 pledge per mile if you are planning on doing 5 miles).
REFERRAL CONTEST This contest is open to all participants, even those who have signed up as Virtual Hikers and not joining us for the hike at Roxborough. All you need to do is refer people to sign up as Pledge Gatherer, Contributing or Virtual Hikers, and depending on how many sign up in your name, you could win a prize.
1st place - winner is whoever ends up having the most people sign up under their name, and the total number of people must be at least 15. PRIZE: A Vail “Stay-Cation” - one night stay at a Vail resort, includes spa for two and zip-line tour.
2nd place - winner is whoever ends up having the 2nd most number of people sign up under their name, and the total number of people must be at least 10. PRIZE: His and hers Patagonia outerwear.
3rd place - winner is whoever ends up having the 3rd most number of people sign up under their name, and the total number of people must be at least 5. PRIZE: The Four Seasons of Roxborough limited edition landscape photo.
Prizes are subject to change. Prize values equivalent or greater in comparative value to required level of pledges needed to win.
PARTICIPANT INFORMATION PACKS AND PLEDGE FORMS
An Official Participant Information Pack will be sent to you within 7-10 business days of your registration. Those who have chosen to enter as a Pledge Gatherer Hiker will also receive their official "Step Strong Colorado!" Pledge Form along with their information pack.
The information pack will contain more detailed information about the event, the hiking you can do, and will also have general and prize competition rules.