National Aviary Hike-A-Thon Presented by UPMC Health Plan supporting National Aviary
National Aviary Hike-A-Thon Presented by UPMC Health Plan

About National Aviary Hike-A-Thon Presented by UPMC Health Plan

Hike. Bike. Explore. Anywhere.

Join us for the second annual National Aviary Hike-A-Thon Presented by UPMC Health Plan. In 2021, hundreds of participants from more than a dozen states logged thousands of miles while raising money for the critical conservation efforts of the National Aviary.  This year, we invite you to commit to the challenge again! Join your family and friends in hitting the trail -- whether that trail is cutting through the mountaintops or traveling right through your own neighborhood -- and help the National Aviary save critically endangered animals and their habitats.

Participation is easy. Step one: register! Click the register button above to get started. Either register as an individual or join/create a team! Things are much better with friends, so consider starting your own team and challenge your teammates to hike the whole month of September! After you register, update your personalized fundraising page to share your story. 

Paid participants will receive this year's exclusive event shirt!

Once September rolls around, the real fun begins -- getting outside!  Hike, bike, walk, run, skip; however you want to move counts! Connect your Strava account directly to your Hike-A-Thon page to automatically log your activities. The more activities you log, the more points you get! Our top point earners will all be eligible for great prizes.

Don't forget about your fundraising! Participants will be awarded exciting prizes by reaching specific fundraising milestones. Check  here for our list of event prizes that you are eligible to win!


Starts at:  August 31, 2022 11:00 PM
Ends at:  September 29, 2022 11:00 PM




Lizzy Zimmerman

Why Participate?

The National Aviary Hike-A-Thon is your chance to hike, bike, explore...anywhere. While getting outside the entire month of September, you can fundraise to help support the vital efforts at the National Aviary. Your support helps the Aviary accomplish amazing things, such as:

  • ​Critical breeding programs to save endangered and extinct-in-the-wild species
  • Top-of-the-line veterinary care to the more than 500 animals that call the National Aviary home
  • International conservation programs to preserve habitats and protect animals
  • And more

Your support makes a difference. Are you in?

Thanks to our generous sponsors!