What is a virtual hike?

A Virtual Walk can be done anytime and anywhere and allows you to participate in the Crossroads Hospice Societys VIRTUAL Hike for Hospice event safely indoors to stay active and raise awareness for hospice care. You choose when and how to walk, whether indoors on a treadmill or getting your steps in doing an aerobic video; you decide when and how you want to participate.

Why is this year’s Hike for Hospice virtual?

These are extraordinary times and like you, Crossroads Hospice Society is working to adapt. Our Inlet Centre Hospice remains open as we continue to meet our community’s needs in this ever-changing, turbulent world. With our Thrift Store temporarily closed for the safety of our volunteers, shoppers, and staff, we are feeling the financial pinch. We know many of you are as well. In normal times, Crossroads would be gearing up for our annual Hike for Hospice. These are not normal times, yet we still need the funds raised by our Hike to cover the costs of providing compassionate, quality care for people with life-limiting illness and grief support for our community. With this in mind, we invite you to join our first ever VIRTUAL Hike for Hospice.

How does a Virtual Walk work?

Our Virtual Hike for Hospice is an online fundraising initiative that allows you to register and hold your own symbolic ‘walk’ and still fundraise for an important cause. Simply register for the Virtual Hike for Hospice by clicking hereand complete your “Walk” anytime and anywhere you desire. Spread awareness for palliative care in your community!

Can anyone participate?

Absolutely! We encourage participants of all ages and ability levels to participate. During these unprecedented times, it is important to stay active and healthy. Take initiative to engage in healthy activities such as walking indoors!

Where can I run or walk?

You can walk inside your home, use home exercising equipment such as treadmills, or follow a YouTube walking video! Just be sure to stay indoors and safe. Times like these require some creativity in staying safe and healthy. Here are some ideas (click here) on fun ways you can stay active and healthy indoors while practicing social distancing.

How do I track my progress?

The 5km pledge is a suggestion as our original event was 5km. For your personal progress and monitoring, you can use our Virtual Hike for Hopsice 2020 – Step Tracking Form. You can also use devices such as your cellphone, Fit-bits, and fitness tracking apps to help track your progress.

How can I register for the Hike for Hospice?

Our Virtual Hike for Hospice Campaign is now live! Please click here to start your registration process.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

For any questions or inquiries, please reach out to info@crossroadshospice.org!