PRESS RELEASE FROM IJAMS NATURE CENTER:
First Annual Hike-a-Thon through Ijams and Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness!
Saturday March 2 at 10:00 a.m. at Ijams
On Saturday March 2 at 10:00 a.m. Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis will officially kick off a new month-long Hike-a-Thon to benefit Ijams Nature Center.
Ijams Hike-a-Thon is a month-long fundraiser. Hikers collect pledges then hit the trails throughout March to hike. Ijams Hike-a-Thon is also a super fun way to help preserve and protect the environment and provide educational opportunities while hiking and earning great prizes from generous sponsors.
Celebrity Hikes! Join a bevy of local celebrities throughout the month of March to get outdoors, exercise and explore Ijams and the South Loop of the Urban Wilderness.
Saturday March 2 at 11:00 a.m. – Hike with City Vice-Mayor Nick Pavlis
Saturday March 9 at 1:00 p.m. – Hike with WBIR’s Darin Erin Donovan
Sunday March 10 at 12:00 p.m. – Hike with WDVX’s Red Hickey
Saturday March 16 at 10:00 a.m. – Hike with Mast General’s Jim Myers
Saturday March 23 at 10:00 a.m. – Bring your four legged friend & Hike with WVLT’s Alan Williams
Saturday March 23 at 2:00 p.m. – Hike with local historians Jack Neely and Paul James
Keep checking the website for more fun celebrity hikes!
Register as an Individual or as a 10-person Team! Simply go online to www.ijams.org and registerfor the event online where you can create your own Ijams Hike-a-Thon fundraising webpage. It’s super easy. By collecting flat fee or per-mile pledges from your friends and family, your efforts will add up fast! Hikerseven get a webpage link that they can e-mail friends and family to ask for pledges.
All the funds raised will help Ijams to preserve and protect the environmental and historical resources of Ijams Nature Center and the Urban Wilderness and provide educational opportunities to our local schools and citizens.
At the end of the month on March 30th there will be a Hiker’s Ball to celebrate, award prizes and have a great time!
Ijams Nature Center is a 300-acre urban greenspace encouraging stewardship of the natural world by providing engaging outdoor experiences.