The ALLtech team is gearing up to retain its spot as the top fundraiser for a company team in the annual Hike-a-Thon challenge to support the Washington Trails Association (WTA) this August! Committed to the health and wellness of our members and the greater community, ALLtech Benefits is once again sponsoring the annual fundraiser and participating as a team to help ensure there are trails for everyone, forever.
“We believe — and the science supports — that getting outdoors in nature is good for the body and the mind,” says ALLtech Trustee Ken Myer, who was recognized earlier this year in WTA Magazine for his advocacy and passion for trails. Under Myer’s leadership, ALLtech has raised more than $20,000 to support trails over the years, a number he is eager to watch grow throughout the August challenge.
ALLtech partners Delta Dental of Washington and AP Insurance & Benefit Solutions are not immune to Myer’s infectious support of Hike-a-Thon, with both also sponsoring the fundraiser this year for the third year in a row.
“Once again, AP is making a commitment that supports the well-being of our team and of the community as a whole,” said Keith VanderZanden, Executive Vice President and Practice Leader of AP Insurance & Benefit Solutions, the wholesale benefits division of Newfront.
How You Can Participate in Hike-a-Thon
Hike-a-Thon is a community fundraising event that gives hikers the opportunity to raise funds for Washington Trails Association. Throughout August, Hike-a-Thon participants hike, share stories of their outdoor adventures, and raise funds that directly support trails in Washington.
Registration is free and simple, with plenty of tips available via the Hike-a-Thon Toolkit. You will have the opportunity to choose whether to hike as an individual or to create or join a team of two to 10 hikers. Consider forming a team with your family, friends or colleagues, and of course you’re always welcome to join the ALLtech team!
Why Support Washington Trails Association
The Washington Trails Association is a nonprofit that mobilizes hikers and everyone who loves the outdoors to explore, steward and champion trails and public lands.
Its robust website, wta.org, is the go-to source for Washington state hikers looking for their next adventure. But the wealth of resources expands well beyond recommending your next hike, including Trail Smarts tips for both new and experienced hikers, ways to get involved, and much more.
WTA also is a leader in advocacy to support trails and wildlands, and is responsible for creating the state’s largest volunteer trail maintenance program.
Becoming a member might be the easiest way to support WTA, but joining Hike-a-Thon – the organization’s signature fundraiser – is definitely the most fun way to give back.
Need Hiking Tips?
It’s never too early to start planning your Hike-a-Thon destinations, and we’ve got plenty of resources to get you started! Of course, the best place to turn to is wta.org, where you can use the Hiking Guide to find a hike based on region, length, user ratings and other features, or check out the site’s Trip Reports or recommendations based by season.
Keep an eye on our ALLtech News or Twitter feed for hiking tips and more in the weeks to come. We’ll see you on the trails!