Meet & Greet Socials with 52 Hike Challenge


Free for REI Members

Free for non-members

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  • Group size 45 people
  • Instructor 52 Hike Challenge Founders

Join 52 Hike Challenge Co-Founder, Karla Amador, for a discussion on how you can get started on your very own 52 hike journey. Phillip was overweight and unhappy; to make a positive lifestyle change he took to the trails to get in shape, eventually losing and keeping off the weight by progressing his hiking capabilities. After going through a difficult time in her life, Karla was inspired by Phillip to begin her own hiking journey; challenging herself to a hike per week as a means to get in shape. Once her challenge was complete, Karla couldn't believe the positive impact that the outdoors had on her life. Motivated by their own personal accomplishments, the pair created the 52 Hike Challenge to encourage others to begin their own hiking challenge and journey. Over 425,000 images have been shared under the #52HikeChallenge (2016/2017/2018) on Instagram alone. The stories from finishers have been so unique, the pair have decided to share their story with more people across the globe. Presentation from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Meet & Social from 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Light refreshments and snacks provided.

    Activity location

    San Diego REI

    5556 Copley Dr, San Diego, CA 92111

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