A Virtual Hike can be done anytime and anywhere. It allows you to participate in the 2021 Virtual Hike for Hospice Calgary event safely, to stay active, and raise money and awareness for our Hospice Calgary community. You choose when and how to walk, whether outdoors at your local park or on your favourite trail – or indoors on a treadmill or getting your steps in doing an aerobic video; you decide when and how you want to participate. The choice is up to you.
We will be providing hike challenges between May 1st – 10th on social media if you would like some additional ideas about how to complete this year’s hike.
These are extraordinary times and like you, Hospice Calgary is working to adapt. Sage Centre and Rosedale Hospice remain open as we continue to meet our community’s needs during the pandemic. With the current gathering restrictions we would be unable to host our event in person as we typically see upwards of 600 people at the Hike for Hospice Calgary. By hosting our event virtually we can continue to raise awareness and funds for those dealing will illness and grief, while still keeping our participants safe. We hope to be hiking again in person next May!
Absolutely! Our annual hike is usually a 5 km family friendly walk. We encourage you to choose whatever distance and skill level is appropriate for your virtual hike. We encourage participants of all ages and ability levels to participate.
The 5km pledge is a suggestion as our original event was 5km. For your personal progress and monitoring, we recommend you use devices such as your cellphone, Fit-bits, and fitness tracking apps to help track your progress.