Day of Hike Details

See You Saturday! Here are all the details for the day of the Hike…

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Below is all the Hike event information and a map to the event location, but first we want to thank you for signing up, fundraising and donating to the 13th Annual Hike for the Homeless presented by Curb Records and Burr and Forman! We look forward to seeing all who plan to attend. Everyone is welcome!

The Hike is SATURDAY, but we are not slowing down in our final push to meet our goal. We still need you! Please consider sending one more email and posting one more time on social media. These efforts make a difference in meeting our $120K goal! Even small donations add up to make a big impact!

Feel free to email us with any questions. Everyone who joined a team or made a donation receives this email, so please forward to any Hikers who didn’t join or donate online.

  • Prizes and awards! Prizes are awarded to the team raising the most money, the individual raising the most money,  the team with the most members donating $25 and a special team spirit award. We will also have a prize for the team captains of teams who raised $1000 or more (excluding sponsors, unless they raise $1000 over their sponsorship, and Safe Haven staff and board).

  • Event details:

    9:00 a.m. Registration Opens: Check in, get your team photo taken at the photo booth and decorate your team sign.

    9:15 a.m. Yoga with Liberation Nashville: Join Liberation Yoga for some yoga before the hike begins.

    9:45 a.m. Kick Off Program at the Stage: Safe Haven Board Chair John Nefflen will join Board Member, Hike Emcee and News Channel 5 Anchor Vicki Yates on stage to announce Hike details.

    10:00 a.m. Ribbon cutting at the starting line and hikers hit the trail.

    11:00 a.m. Lunch, children’s activities and live music by Curb Recording Artist Ruthie Collins Self-defense demonstration by Full Force Self Defense at 11:30 followed by an audience vote on the winner of the dog trick contest.

  • Directions & Parking (MAP BELOW):

    Edwin Warner Park, Picnic Shelters #9 & #11- off of VAUGHN ROAD (not Highway 100)

    Use 86 Vaughn Road,Nashville, TN 37221 in your GPS (then follow the signs).

    Look for signage to guide you to the location. There is designated parking at the event with parking attendants to guide you. Wheel chair accessible parking is available in the small lot close to the registration area.

    TRAFFIC NOTE: Another event is at the park on Saturday, so please anticipate and plan for traffic upon your arrival Saturday morning. You may also consider entering the event by using Sneed Road to get to Vaughn Road (see map below)

  • Items to Bring: Any additional donations; water bottle; blanket or camp chairs to sit on for lunch; layered clothes to adjust to weather; comfortable shoes; leash and plastic bags for those with dogs; sunscreen/ bug spray.

    Silent Auction and End Family Homelessness Shirts: Bid on two Southwest tickets. Purchase an End Family Homelessness t-shirt ($20). Vintage Hike t-shirts are also on sale ($5).

  • Children and Dogs: We love them! Please bring them. This event is family and dog friendly! For the children, we have an inflatable obstacle course with slide, a climbing wall (for adults too), face painting, games and coloring pages. The princesses from the Wishes Foundation will join us in the children’s area, along with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, and Mathnasium Green Hills. For the pups, we will have large water bowls and treats. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Bring bags to clean up after your dog.

    Dog Trick Contest: Show off your pet’s trick at the dog trick booth before 11 a.m. Three finalists will be selected to perform their trick in front of the audience, who will select the winner by applause. The winner will receive a gift card and basket of goodies for their pup.

  • Check-in/Registration on Saturday: Registration opens at 9 a.m. with two sections: “Pre-registered Online” and “Walk-up Registration.”

    If you pre-registered or donated online, check in under your last name. Please turn in any additional money collected, register additional team members and pick up tickets for t-shirts (for qualifying donations).

    Walk-up Registrations are welcome! Click here to download the registration envelope/ hiker waiver. Click here to download a child/minor waiver. 

    (Note: We will leave our online registration open, so please continue to fundraise and recruit team members online.)

  • T-shirts: If you will be at the Hike and donated $25 or more, you will receive one Hike t-shirt. You can also make a qualifying donation at registration. T-shirt tickets are given out at registration and shirt pick up is at the t-shirt tent. Bringing a dog with you? Be sure to grab a dog bandana at the t-shirt tent (while supplies last)!

  • Team signs: Supplies are provided to make a sign at the Team Sign Tent or make one at home and bring it with you!

  • Photo Booth: Let our volunteers take a picture with your phone to share on social media at our photo booth. Be sure to tag Safe Haven Family Shelter on Facebook (@SafeHavenTN on Twitter and Instagram) and use the hashtag #hike4homeless.

  • Hike Trails: There are 2 paved trails to choose from. One is under 2 miles; the other is about 3.3 miles. If you have small children or dogs not used to long walks, please consider the shorter trail. At the starting line, we will ask those choosing the longer trail to line up first. There will be signs and trail guides along both routes. Click here to download a trail map.

  • Food at the Hike: We will have a coffee and bottled water tent courtesy of White Bison. There will be fruit, biscuits and granola bars in the morning. For lunch we will offer Chick-fil-A sandwiches, veggie burgers and chips. We will have a water station to refill water bottles and lemonade.

  • Weather: The weather prediction for Saturday includes a dry morning with a high of 74 (no rain expected until the afternoon- after the Hike is over). Dress in layers for the chilly morning. It should be a beautiful fall day at the park!

     

    map into the park with traffic warning

 

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