Frequently Asked Questions

Registration - Deadlines and Fees

What is the deadline to register to hike?

Hikers can register up until the morning of the hike; however, we encourage you to register at least five days in advance so we have an idea how many hikers will attend. If you plan to fundraise to cover your participation in the hike, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to raise the $500 minimum. If you prefer to cover that amount yourself, you can pay by check or credit card the morning of the hike.

Are my registration and event fees tax-deductible?

No. Your registration fee does not apply towards your fundraising minimum nor is it tax deductible.

What is the registration fee for?

Registration fees help offset event expenses: t-shirts, water bottles, water and other beverages, snacks, lunches, gas, vehicle rental, insurance.

If I cannot participate, can I get a refund?

Registration and event fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Can I share donations with another walker?

Sure. If you raise above the minimum and would like to transfer some of your funds to another hiker, just send an e-mail with details to

What happens if I don't raise my fundraising minimum?

If you haven't reached your fundraising goal by the event weekend, you will be given a few options to participate in the event. You can:
  • Make a donation to your own fundraising account to make up the difference
  • Make a "delayed" donation (a form will be sent to you), which allows you up to 30 days after the event to continue to fundraise

Please note that all donations processed by the Hike for AHA! are non-refundable and non-transferable, even if you do not participate in the event. The registration fee is also non-refundable and non-transferable, and does not count toward your fundraising total.


I want to write a check to make a donation. Where do I send it?

Print and complete the donation form here. Make your check payable to AHA!. Be sure to include the participant name on your check to ensure it is credited correctly. Mail donations & completed forms to:

AHA! 1209 De La Vina Street, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Attn: Molly Green

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. All donations that are made online will receive an e-mail confirmation, which you may print out and use as your receipt. Donations made by check or credit card that are not submitted online will be mailed a receipt.

On Event Day

Should I bring my own food and water?

We will supply light snacks prior to the start of the hike and will provide bars to take on the hike, but we recommend eating something healthy before leaving your house. You will be given a water bottle at registration. A delicious buffet lunch will be served after the hike.

Can my husband, my mom, friend, daughter, etc. walk with me for part of the event?

Only registered participants can participate in the hike, but we encourage family & friends to register as teams and hike together.