The Market at Grelen invites you to participate in its first annual hiking event to benefit Warrior Expeditions, a non-profit organization helping veterans have a smooth transition from military service back into civilian life. The founder, Sean Gobin, is a Darden grad and was one of the top 10 CNN heroes in 2015!. Check out the website @ https://warriorexpeditions.org/.
The Warrior Hike* event is going to be FUN! Hike the beautiful Grelen Trails for as many miles as you can handle. Pick up tokens along the way and turn them in at the end for a chance to win prizes. The more you hike, the more tokens you can gather and the better your chances of winning.
VENUE: The Market at Grelen
COURSE: 3.9 miles of trails thru the nursery, forest and meadow. Somewhat hilly, but mostly easy terrain.
A HUGE thank you to our sponsors: Bold Rock, Devils Backbone, Early Mountain Vineyards, Grelen Nursery, The Market at Grelen & Virginia National Bank!
REGISTRATION: The T-shirt deadline is now past. However, we have ordered 50 extra t-shirts in various sizes available for late registrations. For this group, T-shirts in your desired size are not guaranteed and they will be handed out first come, first serve as people arrive. Although those who sign-up after October 9 are not guaranteed a t-shirt (especially if we have more than 50 late sign-ups), ALL participants will be eligible for the fabulous raffle prizes. Non-hikers can participate in the celebration in the tasting tent and 100% of the revenue collected from alcohol sales will go to our charity, Warrior Expeditions.
Hike $25 (Kids: Kids 6 and under do not need to register and can do the hike for free with a parent or guardian, however the tokens for raffle prizes can only be collected by the registered adults and 7+ kids.Non-registered children will not receive a t-shirt).
Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-up: October 23 at The Market at Grelen shop beginning at 10 a.m.; Hiking starts @ noon.
Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic tastings will be available following the hike (3 - 4 p.m.). For those over 21 years of age, there will also be FREE TASTINGS of Bold Rock Cider, Devils Backbone Beer & Early Mountain wine and a cash bar. All profits generated from alcohol purchases in the event tent that day will be donated to Warrior Expeditions. In addition, 10% of all other Market at Grelen purchases on the day of the hike (including shop merchandise) will be donated to Warrior Expeditions.
Please note:The post-hike snacks and drinks are free for all registered hikers. The wine tasting is available as part of the event for all registered participants over 21 only. Those under 21 will not be permitted to take part in the wine tasting. Spectators accompanying registered participants can participate in the celebration in the tasting tent. 100% of alcohol purchases that day go to Warrior Expeditions.
You will gather tokens along the hiking route and the more you hike, the more you collect. Each token will count as one chance to win a raffle prize. We are still working on the raffle prizes, but thanks to our sponsors they are going to be amazing!
Have you ever wanted to stay at the Spotswood Lodge? You can win a two night stay! Have you wanted to have a group tour at Early Mountain Vineyard? You just might win one!! Other prize packs and gift certificates will be given out, too. Stay Tuned!
The winners will be annouced at 3:30 p.m.. You do not have to be present to win.
*You may notice that we have changed the name of our event. We had to do this because another non-profit (Active Heroes) would no longer let us use the phrase "Hike for Heroes" because they trademarked it a number of years ago. Despite the fact that they have a very similar cause, we could find no reference to "hike for heroes" on their website and, in our opinion, our small event would in no way negatively impact their organization, the founder refused to let us use the phrase unless we paid them a portion of our profits. Since we are 100% committed to our non-profit recipient and have been working with them for many months, we decided to change the name.