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Take a Hike for Wildlife

First annual Wildlife Hike-a-Thon to benefit The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center

  • View from the high point of the hike benefiting The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center to be held January 31, 2015. Ali Crumpaker/The HSUS

Find out more about the first annual Wildlife Hike-a-Thon benefiting The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center by clicking here»


Southern California is full of scenic trails with breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife. For those of us lucky enough to live in or visit Southern California, visiting these trails is a must.

If you’re one of these people, then mark your calendars for the first annual Fund for Animals Wildlife Center’s Wildlife Hike-a-Thon. The hike will take place Saturday, January 31 and all proceeds will go to benefit the work of the FFAWC, allowing them to continue their rescue and rehabilitation services to ill, injured, and orphaned wildlife and to provide care to permanent sanctuary residents.

When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10 A.M. PT
Where: Poway Lake, 14644 Lake Poway Road Poway, CA 92064
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The Wildlife Hike-a-Thon will take place on a scenic, 3.2 mile (5K+) point-to-point course that is part trail/part cross country layout. Bring the whole family (dogs included!) and take the leisurely hike to the half-way point where you can enjoy a refreshing drink before turning back to the finish line. Or, if you’re up for a more challenging hike, continue on for one major hill and a few switchbacks as the course follows the curves of Poway Lake and loops back to where you started.

Registration is open to the public, with the details as follows:

  • Early registration until November 30: registration online for adults age 15+ is $20. Children 5 and under are free!
  • After December 1: registration online for adults 15+ is $25
  • Kids ages 5 to 14: registration online and at the event is $15
  • Registration January 30 and 31 (day of event): registration online and at the event for adults age 15+ is $30
  • Same-day registration and packet pickup will be from 9:00 – 9:45 A.M.
  • Fees include bottled water throughout the event and lunch at the end of the hike
  • This is a dog-friendly event with no fees for fido to attend!

All adult registrants will receive a free wildlife bandanna to wear while you hike and show off your support for the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center. Keep your digital camera at hand to compete in the Eye-Spy contest, pick up your Spy List when you check-in and see how many items you can snap photographs of while you hike! The event also includes a pre-hike yoga warm-up, wildlife trivia, and post-hike festival complete with live acoustic music, vegan refreshments, and an awards ceremony.

Click here for more information and make sure to register today—see you in January!

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