The Rotary Park Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop located in Clarksville, TN that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. The hike will begin at the trailhead near the restrooms and picnic area. There will be directional signage at the start as well as throughout the trail. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. Note: this trail is not paved.
Download the Clarksville Hike for Hope SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250, this is a perfect opportunity for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits!
Download the Clarksville Hike for Hope Walk Flyer to send to family and friends and display in your community. Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives!
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Post to your Facebook page and add the Hike for Hope link, or direct link to your fundraising page.
If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #20x2025 to your tweets!
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There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story about why you hike!
Raise $150 by November 4, 2017 and receive a 2017 Hike for Hope T-shirt!
Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations at the registration table the day of the Hike.
Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area.
Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 10:00 am. This will be an opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and suicide, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those impacted by suicide loss.
Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through. Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection.
The Hike for Hope is a journey of remembrance and a walk that unites a community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. We all wear honor beads - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience
• WHITE - LOST A CHILD
• RED - LOST A SPOUSE OR PARTNER
• GOLD - LOST A PARENT
• ORANGE - LOST A SIBLING
• PURPLE - LOST A RELATIVE OR FRIEND
• SILVER - LOST FIRST RESPONDER / MILITARY
• GREEN - STRUGGLED PERSONALLY
• BLUE - SUPPORT THE CAUSE
• TEAL - FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF SOMEONE WHO STRUGGLES
Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the Hike. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the hike from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Hike donations are accepted until December 31st.
When you hike in a Hike for Hope, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
As the leader in the fight against suicide, and thanks to hikers like you from cities across the country, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.
Click the Register Now button at the top of the page to get started right away.