5th Annual Hike-A-Thon & 5k Trail Run

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5th Annual Hike-A-Thon & 5k Trail Run (new this year!)

The Hike-A-Thon is our signature event, created to raise awareness & funds for innovative brain tumor and cavernous malformations (vascular brain lesions) research.

Why a Hike-A-Thon? 

Vermont's Green Mountains serve as a metaphor to describe the many challenges one faces with this diagnosis. Hence, our hike-a-thon! 

5k Trail Run is NEW this year, and it will happen alongside our hike-a-thon and scavenger hunts. 5k will kick off at 10am sharp - registration opens at 9am!!

Basket Bonanza. Take a chance! Buy tickets. We will sell raffle tickets a chance to win 1 or more of 20+ amazing baskets filled with goods and services donated by local vendors and friends of Be Brave.  

Hungry? Complimentary bagels, coffee and hot cocoa!

Silent Auction. Participate in our online silent auction that is currently LIVE and will close 10.6.19 at 6pm. There are 20 amazing items including vacation getaways, artwork and much more. 


Here are SAMPLE letters for you to use. Simply make a copy & personalize.

-All Participant Hikers & Runners -> CLICK HERE.

-All Junior Board Members, Ambassadors & Board Members -> CLICK HERE

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Sunday October 6th
10am - 2pm
Merck Forest & Farmland Center, Vermont 315, Rupert, VT, USA
Merck Forest & Farmland Center, 3270 VT-315, Rupert, VT 05768, USA

About the Hike(s) & 5k Run
Hike with us! Run with us! Do both!

Hikers, Runners or Both:

Start a team, join an existing team or join as an individual when you Register. To get started, click on the Register button.


Set a hiking goal to complete 1 , 2 or 3 recommended hikes within the Merck Forest and get sponsors to support your efforts. Registration opens at 9am. 


Prepare to run a 5k Trail Run within the Merck Forest and get sponsors to support your efforts. If you are ambitious, complete a hike or two as well.  5k will kick off at 10am sharp!! Registration opens at 9am.


Here are SAMPLE letters for you to use. Simply make a copy & personalize it.

-All Participant Hikers & Runners -> CLICK HERE

-All Junior Board Members, Ambassadors & Board Members -> CLICK HERE

This year we will have no fundraising minimum for the general public, but we hope that each participant or family will do their best to try and raise a minimum of $100 to help support our mission. 

The goal of the Be Brave For Life Hike-A-Thon is to support innovative research leading to better treatment options, and ultimately a cure, for these kinds of brain tumors and vascular lesions. 

The more money that we raise, the bigger the impact we’re able to make toward making a real difference in the lives of individuals suffering with brain tumors and lesions, and the neurological consequences of their removal.

Since our founding in 2015, we've raised more than $500,000 to support our mission.  As you join in this effort, as you raise funds to create awareness and support research, as you hike or run with us on this day - you will discover the power that comes from being brave!


Basket Bonanza

Silent Auction

Day of Info

The Story
How We Got Started

Scavenger Hunt