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INDIANAPOLIS HIKING CLUB ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Award Winners | Record Trail Maint and Club Svc Hours | Trail Maintenance Opportunities

Program Description

In 2006 the Club established a program to recognize members who achieve noteworthy hiking, service and trail maintenance accomplishments during the Club year, which runs from October 1 through September 30. Award winners are recognized at the annual Christmas party and listed on the Club website. Following are the eleven awards and how to earn them:

Pathfinder Award - All members who lead 50 or more hikes.

Trailblazer Award - All members who lead 15 or more different hikes.

Millennium Award - Everyone who hikes 1,000 or more miles.

Marathon Award - All members who complete the year's longest scheduled hike.

Junior Hikers Award - Children and grandchildren of members who hike 100 miles prior to their 18th birthday.

Milestone Award - Anyone who completes 10,000 lifetime miles with the Club.

Bill and Nell Larrison Pinnacle Award - Must earn the Pathfinder, Millennium and Trail Maintenance awards and lead at least twelve different hikes all in the same year.

Trail Maintenance Award - Members who complete 16 hours of trail maintenance with a recognized Trails organization.

Club Service Award - Redefined in 2016, awarded by the Board to recognize any member deserving of special recognition for their service to the Club.

IndyHike.org Award - Member who contributes the most photos or articles to the Club website.

Membership Award - Awarded to any member who brings in three or more new members during the Club year. The member who brings in the most members will not have to pay dues the following year.

How are Winners Determined: All hiking related awards are determined by the Mileage officer from the Mileage database which captures hiking activity reported on hike sign-up sheets. The Club's webmaster determines the winner of the IndyHike.org award. The Trail Maintenance award is based on the honor system. Members are asked to record their trail maintenance hours on the attached form and submit it to the Awards Committee per the instructions on the form. Here is a list of some trail maintenance opportunities. The Membership officer will determine winners of the Membership award from new member applications. There is a place on the form for applicants to indicate who most influenced them to join the Club.

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AND BICENTENNIAL HIKE WINNERS

To see the most recent winners and those who have won awards in the past, select the year from the following list:

2016 Bicentennial Hikes Award Winners
2016 Award Winners Current Year Winners
2015 Award Winners
2014 Award Winners
2013 Award Winners
2012 Award Winners
2011 Award Winners
2010 Award Winners
2009 Award Winners
2008 Award Winners
2007 Award Winners
2006 Award Winners