This event is an ideal opportunity for Scouts to complete the “roadblock” 20-mile hike that is needed for the Eagle required Hiking Merit Badge – a hike that few units otherwise conduct. Or, take this opportunity to simply challenge yourself and hike on your own, with some friends or as a family.
If this sounds like the adventure for you, REGISTER HERE.
What Does Registration Include?
Not only does registration include the event of a lifetime, participants will also receive a t-shirt to commemorate their achievement. Drinks and refreshments will be included throughout the hike as well, in order to support hikers through the end.
Online registration ends Thursday, August 23 at 5:00 p.m. However, if you miss this deadline, you may still register at the event, but you must come early to do so.
Shorter Distance Hikes
In addition to the traditional 50 mile/20 hour hike, this event offers multiple other long-distance hikes, like 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 miles, which take place over local trails. Shorter distance hikes are also available for those who are interested, like the 5, 10, or 15-mile hikes.
Friday, August 24:
- Meet at Westlake LDS Seminary Building, 294 Pony Express Parkway, Saratoga Springs
- 5:30 pm – Early registration
- 6:00 pm – Hike starts
Saturday, August 25:
- 2:00 pm – Approximate time hike ends
What to Bring
Hat, sunscreen, hiking shoes-comfortable and sturdy, water, snacks, cell phone, etc.
Be a Volunteer
Not up to hiking through the night? These are “supported hikes,” which means there are various stops along the way that provide food, drink, first aid, encouragement and bail-out options. That means volunteers are needed to attend these support stations.
So, we are looking for units that can attend and provide logistic support at specific locations along the course; i.e. approximately every 5 to 7 miles to ensure a support station is available for hikers needing resupply, rest or medical assistance.
To volunteer, please contact Bryan Bassett at 801-819-8826.
Wether you attend the 50/20 as a hiker or as a volunteer, this is bound to be one fun adventure.