Hikers at Discovery Park in Seattle.

Geeks on Trails Team Named Top Fundraisers for WTA Hike‑a‑Thon 2020

Geeks on Trails logoThroughout August 2020, the eight dedicated members of the Geeks on Trails team raised funds to help support the Washington Trails Association (WTA) in its annual Hike-a-Thon event.

Geeks on Trails, a team created jointly by GeekWire and ALLtech, is proud to announce that it has been named the top fundraising team for the second year in a row, raising a total of $8,575 to support Hike-a-Thon 2020.

“As a team, we believe that connecting with nature is critical to everyone’s mental and physical health,” says Geeks on Trails Captain Ken Myer, “and we know that supporting Washington Trails Association will help ensure they achieve their vision of  trails for everyone, forever.”

GeekWire and ALLtech, which offers health benefits through GeekWire’s membership program, would like to thank all of its donors for their contributions, including the following ALLtech partners:

  • Delta Dental of Washington, with a $2,500 donation
  • Regence BlueShield/Asuris Northwest Health, with a $1,000 donation
  • Wellspring EAP, with a $300 donation

This year’s Hike-a-Thon had the highest participation ever, with 743 hikers who raised a record $176,854 to support trails throughout Washington state – the highest total ever for the event.

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.

If you missed your chance to donate during Hike-a-Thon, you can still give to help protect Washington trails at wta.org.