10K Women Trail Project FAQs

Registration

Rules

Logging

Benefits

 

Registration

What does it mean to “register”?
It means that you are making the commitment to join our project! It’s also a way for us to keep track of how many women are signed up. Registering will automatically add you to our newsletter list where you will receive monthly emails full of inspirational stories, blog posts, giveaways and more.

Who can register for the 10,000 Women Trail Project?
Anybody can register and participate. The goal is to get 10,000 women on trails but anybody can register to help us achieve this.

Do I need to be a Hike it Baby member to participate?
No, you do not need to be a member. You do need to create a (free) account to our website though.

How much does it cost to register?
FREE!

How does tracking work for this project?
You will be able to see your log, your sphere of influence and the totals at the end of each month. The 10,000 Women Trail Project is not a mileage count but a goal to get more women outside. If you love to track miles, sign up for Hike it Baby 30 to get a real-time count of your miles and watch it add up every time you log.

What is the Hike it Baby 30 Challenge?
For Hike it Baby 30, there is a suggested $10 tax-deductible donation when you sign up. This quarterly event has a goal of getting you out 30 miles in 30 days. This is Hike it Baby’s main fundraiser and 100% of proceeds go to supporting Hike it Baby in getting more families outside in nature through literature and developing strong grassroots communities. According to studies, on a typical week, only 6 percent of children ages 9-13 play outside on their own, and kids 8 to 18 spend an overwhelming 53 hours a week using entertainment media. Hike it Baby aims to change that by getting into nature from birth on. Help us do this by joining the Challenge and logging your miles! It’s been proven that time outdoors at a young age is critical to fostering a healthy conservation ethic.

Can I participate if I live outside the U.S.?
Yes! Anybody can participate. However, please note that due to the shipping ability of prize sponsors, prizes are limited to U.S. participants.

Trouble registering?
Contact techsupport@hikeitbaby.com

Rules

Can I count Hike it Baby hikes as a hike for 10,000 Women Trail Project?
Yes! Just note the number of women who attended and mark that on your log.

During Hike it Baby 30 Challenge months, can I count 10,000 Women Trail Project hikes?
Yes, of course! Log your hikes as you normally would. As long as you are registered for the challenge, the log will automatically track you for both challenges.

Does the hike need to be on a dirt or rugged trail to count?
No.

Does a paved trail count?
Yes! A trail is a trail.

Do we need to hike the same trail each month?
No, any trail is fine. We encourage you to explore new trails as well as enjoy old favorites.

Does it need to be a women-only hike to count?
No.

Do we count an individual once per project or each time we go on a hike with them?
Per hike.

Can we count those who we inspire virtually?
Count those who are hiking physically with you, and remind others that are hiking elsewhere to register for the project.

Do the hikes need to be hosted on the Hike it Baby calendar?
No, it does not have to be a Hike it Baby hike, although we would love all kid-centric hikes to be added there. If you do host hikes elsewhere, we ask that official graphics not be used and that a disclaimer is added that notes that this is not a Hike it Baby or 10K Women Trail Project event.

Will we be able to see the total number of women we’ve brought throughout the year?
Yes. Especially if you encourage your friends to register.

Where do we post hikes?
If the hike is kid-friendly, we encourage you to submit the hike to the Hike it Baby calendar. Otherwise, you are free to post your hike elsewhere as long as official graphics are not used and a disclaimer is added that notes this is not a Hike it Baby or 10K Women Trail Project event.

If we host a hike that we promoted as for women/girls and a male shows up (a child, friend, S.O., etc), does it count?
Yes, it still counts! For logging purposes, just count the number of women who attended the hike.

If we attend a co-ed hike organized by someone else, can we count who we bring?
If you are attending the hike but invited a female friend to join you, you can count them.

Have a question about the project?
Contact challenge@hikeitbaby.com

Logging

The log is available at: https://trails.hikeitbaby.com/my-hike-log/

What do we log?
Log the name of your hike, distance (M or KM), minutes, the number of kids and age range, and the number of women you brought with you. Remember, the 10,000 Women Trail Project is not a mileage count, but a goal to get more women outside. If you don’t know the exact distance or time, an approximate is OK.

How do I see total miles logged for hikes I enter?
The 10,000 Women Trail Project is not a mileage count, but a goal to get more women outside. If you love to track miles, sign up for Hike it Baby 30 if you want a real-time count of your miles. Just a reminder that the 10,000 Women Trail Project is a a free project to join. You will be able to see your log and your sphere of influence and the totals at the end of each month. If you join additional Challenges like Hike it Baby 30 you will get the added benefit of seeing your miles adding up live every time you log. Read more about the challenge.

How do I log a hike I hosted? How about a hike I attended and brought a friend to?
The same way you would log any other hike – log the name of your hike, distance (M or KM), minutes, children, and the number of females you brought with you (including the total number of adults and children, even if already noted in other sections of the log). If you are attending the hike but invited a female friend to join you, you can count them. There might be a little bit of overlap at times, but that’s OK. If you co-hosted a hike or equally invited friends, coordinate with your co-host to minimize the overlap and provide a report that is as accurate as possible.

How do you log a Hike it Baby hike?
If you host the hike you, can count the women who came out. If you are attending but invited a female friend to join you, you can count them. There might be a little bit of overlap at times, but that’s OK.

If multiple women registered for the project hike together, do we all log the hike? Or just one of us?
You can all log the hike, however, only log the women you inspired to accompany you.

Having trouble with the log?
Contact techsupport@hikeitbaby.com

Benefits

Can anybody join the Facebook group?
Yes! However, we do ask that you encourage them to register on the site so that they can track the number of women that they inspire to get on trail.

Are there prizes for most miles completed throughout the project?
No, our focus is on inspiring women to get on trail.

Who is eligible to win prizes?
Due to the shipping ability of prize sponsors, please note that prizes are limited to U.S. participants.

Add challenge@hikeitbaby.com to your email contact list to make sure you receive the Project newsletters where you’ll have opportunities to win.

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