Hike-A-Thon Plus Kicks Off 2019 Week of Wellness

Get your sneakers or hiking boots ready - we are right around the corner from the 2019 Hike-A-Thon Plus hosted in the Miami University Natural Areas. Hike anytime on Saturday, September 28th from 9am - 2pm rain or shine. All Miami faculty, staff, students, and community members are invited. Even 4-legged friends on leashes are welcome.  

The Hike-A-Thon Plus, part of the 2019 Great Outdoor Weekend, offers more than just an everyday hike in Oxford. You get the beauty of the natural areas as well as more than 25 fun, interactive stations along route to the historic Dewitt Log Cabin where Oxford Museum Association will be celebrating Pioneer Day.

Hike-A-Thon partner stations include:
●     Animal-themed thumbprint art with Miami’s Project Dragonfly
●     AORE Campus Challenge with Miami Outdoor Pursuit Center
●     B.A.R.K ranger kits for dogs
●     Bird watching in the bird blind with Audubon Miami Valley and Miami Audubon Society
●     Cornhole with Miami Rec Center
●     Drum jam with Liz Wu Music
●     Feed horses with Miami Equestrian Team
●     Geocaching with Miami Department of Geography
●     Hike and pastry with Three Valley Conservation Trust
●     Junior Rox Ranger certificates and badges with Coalition for a Healthy Community - Oxford Area
●     Learn about Oxford Area Trails with EnjoyOxford
●     Local fossils with Limper Geology Museum
●     Orienteering with OCIN
●     Service dogs in training with Paws For A Cause
●     Test ride an E-Bike
●     “World Beneath Your Feet” exhibit with Butler Soil and Water Conservation District

Plus Miami Institute for Food, MOON Co-op Market, Auxiliary of McCullough-Hyde|TriHealth, McGuffey House Museum, Miami Apiculture Society, and much, much more!

Hike-A-Thon Plus is a free event (no registration required).“Take A Hike” t-shirts will be available for purchase to support Paws for a Cause. Hikes begin from either the Natural Areas entrance off Route 73 (.7 miles from campus) or via the new Oxford Area Trails on Bonham Rd.

The Hike-A-thon plus is hosted in partnership by Miami Natural Areas, Miami Benefits & Wellness, and Paws for a Cause. We look forward to seeing you on the trails!

Week of Wellness Kick Off

To see more Week of Wellness activities, including Employee Benefits & Wellness fairs, check out the Miami University Events Calendar and search by “Health & Wellness” in the “Events By Interest” category for the week of 9/28 - 10/4/19.