THIS HIKE IS A FREE EVENT – FUNDS ARE RAISED BY VOLUNTARILY DONATIONS AS OUR HIKERS ARE WILLING AND ABLE. PLEASE JOIN US REGARDLESS OF YOUR DONATION AMOUNT- RAISING AWARENESS IS OUR PRIMARY GOAL!
October 20, 2018
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
(Rain Date 10/22)
Horseshoe Bend Park, Kingwood Township, New Jersey
178 Horseshoe Bend Road, Frenchtown, New Jersey 08825
All proceeds benefits Prevention Resources, Inc. Recovery Community Center of Hunterdon, which provides a safe and welcoming sanctuary for people in recovery and offers them support, guidance, substance free activities, and support groups to help them maintain their recovery. This utilizes a peer-to-peer approach and certified recovery coaches to assist others in need. Click here for more information!
HIKING DISTANCE -APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES WITH OPTIONS FOR LONGER OR SHORTER
Bring: Water, Sunscreen, Bug Spray, and Snacks or Picnic
Heroin abuse is a dangerous epidemic. Families, individuals, and businesses participating in the Hikes-Not-Heroin event are supporting the following messages:
- Life is a hike, and with each step, we have a choice.
- Heroin is dangerous. Heroin hurts people, families, and businesses. Don’t try heroin.
- We are not ignoring this problem. We will walk with our families and community to raise funds for Heroin Prevention.
- Our community supports wellness. Alternatives are available. No one is alone.
- Unplug – de-stress naturally. Kids should be kids. Have real fun! Go hiking!
Opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m., followed by a self-guided hike through the looping trails of Horseshoe Bend Park (South Entrance). Visit sponsored Waypoints along the trails, picnic with your family, take a hike, and make a donation to support Prevention Resources, Inc. Dog Friendly!
How to Get Involved:
Hike With Us – Enjoy this self-guided hike with Waypoints of interest along the way: yoga, art, give-aways, and other experiences await you in the woods. Hiker Pre-Registration is Appreciated! Recommended donation is $20 per individual, $50 per family.
Red Ribbon Tributes – Contact us in advance and we will temporarily decorate a tree along the trail with a Red Ribbon in honor of friends and family whose lives are impacted by heroin. Each ribbon will be anonymous, however, those who have lost loved ones to heroin have the option of tying a written tribute to a red ribbon during the hike (please register in advance). Sponsored by Flemington Floral.
Waypoint Sponsors – Business and Student Organizations may sponsor a Waypoint of interest along the trail. Waypoints will be marked on a map and should be interactive, inspirational, or educational for our hikers. Emphasis should be on heroin abuse awareness and prevention, wellness, hiking, relevant give-aways, art, or entertainment. Each Waypoint must be arranged in advance with approval of the Horizon Rotary eClub.