2020 Kay Hall Hike for Hunger – Virtual Hike FAQ

As you may or may not know, our annual Kay Hall Hike for Hunger is going virtual!

We put this FAQ together to answer some questions about how this is going to work. You’re likely familiar with our annual walk that starts and ends at Heart+Hand in South Charleston.

With this year’s virtual walk, you pick where you do it, and, we hope you will walk at the same time on October 4th at 2pm and share your journey on our social media.

Why should I walk?
You’ve ALWAYS been needed to serve the mission behind the Hike for Hunger. This time is no different – and the stakes are even higher. The event is going virtual and we’re inviting supporters from around the country to join in and help us make it bigger than ever. 

Funds raised will go towards supporting those in need. Your participation will help keep programs running and allow us to continue operations that provide essential services during this difficult time.

Will there be activities at Heart + Hand?
Should you choose to join us, we will still be walking in South Charleston the day of the event.

Where could I walk?
In your neighborhood – on a trail – on a treadmill – with your dog, in a church parking lot, anywhere is great. You can jog, run, roll, bike, or walk. The choice is yours! We’ll be sharing photos on our social media and hope you will too – we’ll be excited to hear about your walk whenever you do it!

Can I walk with a group?
Please follow suggestions from the CDC and state and local officials about how to safely practice physical distancing. We recommend, based on the most recent guidelines, that you limit your walk to yourself and those in your social distancing family. We’ve made this a virtual event to keep everyone safe. You can VIRTUALLY walk as a group, but please remember to physically distance! 

How can I make this fun for family, friends, and coworkers?
Even though we may not be able to physically walk together this year, there are a few fun ways to stay connected while keeping social distancing in your walk plan. Create a team, invite your friends, family and co-workers to virtually walk with you.

Make it a virtually social experience:
1) Pick your team’s walk date and time and encourage everyone to walk on their own (socially distance).

2) Create a play list and share it with your team to listen to independently on their walks.

3) Pick a theme and all dress in the same gear and color.

4) Post updates on your social media using #KayHallHike

How do I create a team?
When you register you’ll have the option to create a team, which works great for friends, coworkers, or other groups who want to sign up and work together to work towards a common fundraising goal. But, if you want to walk with without creating a team, don’t sweat it – it’s optional and you can register as an individual.

Do I receive a t-shirt?
The first 1,000 people to register will receive a t-shirt and virtual packet. 

How can I prepare for the virtual walk?
Register, create your team, and start mapping out your walk. We’ll be sending helpful tips on how to plan and prepare your walk plan to everyone who signs up.  

How do I sign up?
You can sign up on our webpage www.hhomwv.org 

I’m not on social media – is that a problem?
That’s not a problem at all! Anyone can participate and walk on the day of, you do not need Facebook or Instagram to register, fundraise, or be part of a team.

Download the Registration Form here or pick up a form at Heart + Hand and share your fundraising and team pages with others via text, email, snail mail, whatever works for you. Additionally, feel free to send us photos and videos, via email (volunteers@hhomwv.org) or text (304-989-7609), of you and your team walking so we can share!

Email volunteers@hhomwv.org or Text 304-989-7609 anytime. We look forward to walking “with you!”