Posted by: Matt | July 21, 2009

Hike-a-Thon Update

So far we’ve raised $255.00 dollars in on-line donations. This is good, but I know we can do better. Help support the people who keep the trails you hike and run on in good condition. If you need incentive beyond that consider the following:

  • If you donate $35 dollars or more you get a free one year membership with the WTA. In particular this gives you easy access to the trail reviews and guides on their web site.
  • Your donation is tax deductible. WTA is a 501(c)(3) organization and every dollar you give is one less you’ll have to give to the tax man next year.
  • You’ll be helping Some Guy who needs a new Pulaski. As some one who’s spent much time fixing trails let me tell you that Some Guy will appreciate the new tool you’ll help buy for him. Seriously, spend a summer knocking out root stumps, pulling down trail burm, and chopping out dead fall from last winter and you’ll soon understand how amazing that $35 tool really is!

And just in case you’re one of those people who can’t or won’t do something unless its amuzing I offer up an ammendment to induce you to help me raise the cash. The first person who donates $100 will transform the hike or run of their choice from the WTA 2009 Hike-a-Thon to the WTA 2009 Hike-a-Thong. That’s right! You donate $100 clams to the WTA and you get everything above, plus an autographed 8 x 10″ photo of me running some trail in a thong. Let the blackmail begin!



  1. Matt, like a moth attracted to the glowing phosphorescent light I am left wondering how do I donate to the cause?

    Hey, if you get someone to donate $100 I will also take a picture running in a thong…in Iraq! It’ll be like another version of you, only in a more desolate place (and think of the CSMs I’ll piss off:))

  2. Dad just signed up for $1 a mile. Little does he know that I plan on doing that before the 15th. We can both send him thong photos. But you have sign them or they’re no good. Act like the rock star you happen to be!

  3. Oh and if you click on the link (the picture) it should take you to the donation sight. If it doesnt I can take your contribution over email or what ever. Kind of a buggy app IMHO.

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