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Event Info:
Hike for Hope +5k on 4/14/2012!
(Weather Date 4/15/2012 with adjusted start time of 1 p.m.)

ALFA’s annual Hike for Hope +5k benefits ALFA's mission to improve the lives and health of those affected by HIV/AIDS while preventing transmission through education and testing. All funds raised during this event stay in Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Lincoln, Watauga and Wilkes Counties.

Goals for Hike for Hope:
  • To demonstrate compassion and care for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS in our service area;
  • To increase HIV/AIDS testing, awareness and prevention education messages;
  • To raise funds to fund HIV/AIDS programs at ALFA;
  • To increase the visibility of ALFA as an organization and its mission in our nine county service area;
  • To recruit runners / hikers / walkers to participate in Hike for Hope +5k from ALFA’s nine-county service area.

To learn more about the 5k event,
Other great TEAM benefits include team group photos and awards: Most Creative Team Name, Best Theme, Most Money Raised.

Don't think you can attend on the 14th or know that you'll want to sleep in? By participating as a Sleep Walker, sponsored by The Sleep Shop, you get a link as a Hike for Hope +5k participant and you can rest easy knowing that you're doing great things for our community by supporting our cause.
See below for individual fundraising incentives, including entry into drawings for great prizes. Please also visit our sponsor page for a list of other sponsors who have made Hike for Hope +5k 2012 possible.
Event Location:
Catawba River Greenway, Morganton, NC
Catawba Meadows Park

Need directions? Click here for a map

Event Schedule:

Registration for 5k4/14/2012 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Registration for Power Walkers (4 miles)4/14/2012 8:30 am - 10:00 am
ZUMBA on the lawn 4/14/2012 8:45 am - 9:15 am
Hike for Hope 5k4/14/2012 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Slow Flow Yoga4/14/2012 9:15 am - 9:45 am
Hike for Hope Program & 5k Awards Ceremony4/14/2012 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Registration for Day Trippers (2 miles)4/14/2012 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Power Hikers walk (4 miles)4/14/2012 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Day Trippers walk (2 miles)4/14/2012 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Celebration with Hike for Hope Awards4/14/2012 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
5k Participant: $25.00
Runner in the 5k event!

Day Tripper: No Fees
Hike to the River Village river access and back - roughly 2 miles round trip.

Power Hiker: No Fees
Hike to the Greenlee Ford river access and back - roughly 4 miles round trip.

Sleep Walker: No Fees
Don't think you can attend or just want to sleep in? Register as a Sleep Walker, Sponsored by The Sleep Shop, to gain access for full use of our event website to help us promote the event. You'll be a key part of the event's success!

Volunteer: No Fees
There's a lot to do on Saturday of Hike for Hope and leading up to it. Register here and you'll learn about the volunteer schedule. If you're interested in something in particular, please email or call 828-322-1447, x223.


Participant Level
$25 or more ($25.00 - $1,000,000.00) 
The Official ALFA Hike for Hope T-Shirt.
   Rewards: $25 or more - Hike for Hope event T's are white cotton with 3-color design on the front, sponsors listed on the back.


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