13th Annual Hike for the Homeless Breaks Records!

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” - Henry David Thoreau

DSCF1626 (1) compressedThe 13th Annual Hike for the Homeless was a huge success because of YOU! Just over 900 participants joined us at Edwin Warner Park on November 4 for an amazing day of hiking, live music, food and activities. We exceeded our goal, by raising a record setting $132,000!

Thank you to everyone who hiked, donated, volunteered and sponsored! Together we made a BIG impact on the lives of families experiencing homelessness at Safe Haven. The 2017 Hike for the Homeless was truly one of the best. We couldn’t be more thrilled and grateful to you all for your part in this success.



Below we have listed the prizes and some special thank yous to those who make this event a success.



The team who raised the most money was Vaco led by team captain Kyle Allen. The Vaco team raised $20,237!

Members of the Vaco team accepted the award.

Members of the Vaco team accepted the award.

The individual who raised the most money was Richard Courtney. He raised $7,280!

The team with the most members raising an average of $25 each was the Vandy 1L’s led by team captain Tracey George. They had 29 team members!

The spirit award went to the University School of Nashville (USN) 3rd Graders team who raised over $1,300!

Teams and individuals raised over $1,000 received a Hike TN shirt from Project615 and a bag of coffee from White Bison Coffee.

We also awarded a dog trick prize this year to an adorable pup who did several tricks to win the adoration and votes of the audience!



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Thank you to all of our monetary and in-kind sponsors! Special thanks to presenting sponsors Curb Records and Burr & Forman LLP. Thanks also to our media sponsor NewsChannel 5 and to White Bison Coffee, our coffee and water sponsor.


23168048_10154875487302595_8668412961464844083_nWe offer a HUGE THANK YOU to the more than 120 volunteers who made this event happen. These volunteers are integral to set up, clean up and everything in between!


Community Partners:
Thank you to all of our community partners who provided activities at the Hike for the Homeless:
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Liberation Yoga
Tina Jeffries with Benchmark Realty
Face Painting by Safe Haven volutneers Susie Garland, Sammi Garland and Kashia Miller

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