What is Hike for Hospice?
Hike for Hospice is a community event that helps Hospice Wellington raise critical funds to support those that have lost loved ones to life-limiting illness, their families, and all going through the grieving process in our community. It is open to absolutely everyone, and all funds raised directly supports Hospice Wellington’s programs and services, which are offered free of charge.
Hike for Hospice is normally an outdoor event where people from all over the community gather for a hike, BBQ and community connection. Over the past 2 years we have held this event completely virtually due to COVID-19, however we are thrilled to announce that this year, our 18th annual Hike for Hospice will be back live and in-person at Riverside Park in Guelph!
How Can You Help?
You can help by gathering other family members and friends to start a team and raise money for Hospice Wellington. Or, you can donate to a team to help support. You can have an individual team if you wish, too! Whether you are hiking for a loved one that was at Hospice Wellington, or just in the memory of someone you loved deeply, every reason is a good reason.
What is the first step?
To start your fundraising campaign, you must sign up to use this site before starting a team / individual campaign.
How to sign up and start your team/campaign.
Smartphone Sign Up
Click the three black lines just below the URL to find the Sign Up button. From there, follow the directions listed above for Starting a Team / Individual Campaign.
Can I participate just as an individual?
Absolutely! You can sign up to participate as an individual and start your own fundraising campaign! You can also join us at Riverside Park or hike on your own.
Do all Team Members need to register to fundraise?
Team Captains will need to sign up their teams to participate by setting up a campaign on this page. Only Team Captains will have the ability to add all of their teammates here.
ALL teams or participants planning to attend the in-person event at Riverside Park do need to register individually to attend in person on the Live Event Registration Page. Only those attending the in-person event will receive a t-shirt.
How do I attend the in-person event?
This is an additional step. All team members who are attending the in-person event at Riverside Park, must register on the Live Event Registration Page to attend in person. This is in additional/separate step than signing up a team to fundraise.
Who can edit the fundraising campaign?
Only the individual that created the team can edit the campaign.
When does Hike for Hospice take place?
Hike for Hospice takes place on Sunday, June 5th, 2022. Whether you are joining us at the in-person event or Hiking as a team on your own, we strongly encourage all teams to Hike on June 5th if possible as a sign of community but understand if you need to choose another date prior to June 5th to accommodate your team’s schedule.
Do I have to attend the in-person event to participate?
No, although we will have the in-person event this year, you can still participate “virtually” and Hike with your team at a location of your choosing.
Is there a specific distance I should Hike?
If you’d like to set a goal for yourself or your team, we recommend hiking a 2K or 5K distance. But this is completely up to you and your team! We will be hiking a 2K path at Riverside Park on June 5th, but for virtual participants, we welcome you to establish your own path/distance.
Is there a fee to participate?
There is a $25 registration fee to attend the in-person event only. This includes your Team T-shirt. Register on the Live Event Page to attend the in-person event. There is no fee to Hike virtually or on your own with your team.
Do all participants get a Team T-shirt?
Only Team members who are registered to attend the in-person event (ages 7 and over) and have paid the $25 registration fee are eligible to receive a T-shirt. T-shirts will be distributed onsite in-person on the morning of the event.
How do I get a tax receipt for my donation?
Tax receipts will be issued by Hospice Wellington for donations $20.00 or greater at the end of the campaign. You can expect your tax receipt by the end of June.