Hike 2O Challenge - 2023
Friday, March 3 - Sunday, March 5
Join Us for the Fourth Annual Hike2O Challenge!
Grab your pack and gather your camping essentials for Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Annual Hike2O Challenge. The 3-day, 2-night backcountry benefit will be held Friday, March 3rd, 2023 - Sunday, March 5th, 2023. Participants will join trail experts from the Florida Trail Association – Loxahatchee Chapter and Loggerhead Marinelife Center staff biologists as they are guided through some of the most iconic ecosystems of South Florida. Along the trail, LMC/FTA will host nightly 'conservation conversations' about Florida's native flora & fauna, with a focus on the importance of water in our lives. Hikers will hike 33 miles on the Ocean to Lake Hiking Trail connecting Lake Okeechobee in the west to the Atlantic Ocean at Hobe Sound.
The Hike2O Challenge is not an easy undertaking, campsites are primitive and trail conditions and weather can make the hike challenging. Prior backpacking experience especially in Florida is strongly recommended before attempting Hike2O. Those without prior backpacking experience are encouraged to participate in a Hike2O 1-Day Challenge anytime over the main event weekend. This is an excellent option for individuals to still support Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s marine educational outreach efforts and still receive the Hike2O Challenge participation t-shirt, certificate of completion and virtual finishers award.
The annual Hike2O event is a fundraiser for LMC's Oceans of Opportunity initiative, raising funds through hiker registration and event sponsorships.
Interested in learning more before registering?
Sign up for a 30-minute information session and Q&A with our trail guides:
• October 26 (virtual), 12:00pm - 12:30pm
• November 21 (virtual), 8:30am - 9:00am
• December 6 (virtual), 12:00pm - 12:30pm
• Jan 10 (virtual), 5:30pm - 6:00pm
• Jan 11 (virtual), 12:00pm - 12:30pm
• Jan 16 (virtual), 8:30am - 9:00am