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City Hike: Boston

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    City Hike: Boston


Sierra Club's City Hike-A-Thon is a nationally powered and locally experienced event to raise money to protect our planet. 

We believe that climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Sierra Club works to help members of the public advocate for equitable, achievable, and ambitious actions to mitigate the climate crisis.  

Through the AllTrails and Glide apps, you’ll access a detailed route, with audio clips to guide you through parts of the Emerald Necklace park system, city streets, and by the office buildings where state officials design, pass and implement climate action.

Sign up as an individual or a team. Raise money and earn prizes.






You already know that our planet — and future — is worth protecting, but now do something about it. Registration is $35 per person. You can join on your own or get a group together.


Raising additional funds is optional, but encouraged! You'll make a bigger impact to fund local and national environmental initiatives. Plus, you can earn Zero Waste prizes.


We'll give you the route, and you can complete your hike any time from September 19-October 9. Do it all in one day or split it up over many days. It's flexible to your schedule! Read our FAQs.



Through the AllTrails and Glide apps, you'll access a detailed route, video, and audio that will guide you through the Emerald Necklace while teaching you about local initiatives. 


Post photos of your hike on Instagram or Facebook. We'll feature photos on Sierra Club's pages when you use #CityHikeBoston.



As the latest IPCC report has confirmed what we know - that the climate crisis is escalating - this is a way to turn your feelings about that into action. Sierra Club is a volunteer powered organization that needs funding to continue fighting for meaningful action. Raising money is an important way to join our team, and the hike will teach you about climate and environmental justice issues in Boston while highlighting some of the city’s most beautiful public resources.

When you join Team Sierra, you are part of the nation's largest and most effective grassroots environmental organization, and you help fund the Sierra Club's work to protect the wildlife and wild places we love, advance climate solutions, make the outdoors accessible for all, and more.

Donations through City Hike: Boston will also remain local
as a portion of all proceeds will go to the Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter. The Chapter has a proven track record in taking action to improve the city's air quality and advocating for the state's environmental interests.

Fundraising for the Sierra Club is easier than ever. Through emails, social media posts, and other creative ideas, and with the help of our fundraising coaches and community, people have raised on average $250. We're here to help!



When you raise money by asking friends and family to join in this effort, you can opt in to eco-friendly prizes!

$150: Zero Waste T-Shirt 

We'll be following Zero Waste principles -- starting with our event T-shirt! We've partnered with East/West, a sustainable, gender neutral shop in the USA. 

Each unique shirt is made from vintage, overstock, or deadstock materials that would have been in a landfill otherwise. 

Shirt colors will vary, and you may receive one that's orange, green, or natural colored.   


$250: Be Prepared Bag - Available to first 50 people

You'll receive eco-friendly gifts to take on your hike like hand sanitizer by All Good, a hiking snack by ReGrained, and a Team Sierra water bottle. You'll also get some bonus items from local companies like a pass to the Zoo New England, $15 gift card to Brookline Booksmith, spices by Curio Spices, tea from Mem Tea, a soda from Culture Pop, and a bamboo straw from Unpacked Living.  

$500: Ultimate Grand Prize - Available to first 10 people

Items include things like a pair of whale watching passes from City Experiences, a PRO membership to AllTrails, and a pair of a zoo passes to Zoo New England. 

Top Fundraiser: A-Frame Tent by The Get Out

The person to raise the most funds by October 9 at 11:59 PM will get an A-Frame tent by The Get Out. The tent bag doubles as an adventure duffle and can be worn as a backpack. It's ideal for camping trips, beach days, the park or even your own backyard! It's a value of $450, and you can check out color options on their site.

Shipping is US only and takes 10-14 business days. Quantities are limited, so prizes and sizes are on a first come, first served basis.

Thank you to our partners

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