Hike for a cause with TrailAdventours
Join our upcoming hikes to step in solidarity with families displaced by conflict and violence.
People all over the world are coming together to #StepWithRefugees through the 2 Billion Kilometers to Safety Campaign, a global movement that invites everyone to walk, run, hike, cycle and swim in solidarity with the forcibly displaced. As of October 29, and through everyone’s collective efforts, we have covered over 23 million kilometers and counting.
Here in the Philippines, supporters have pledged over 120,000 kilometers since online sign-ups went live October of last year. Trail Adventours has supported this global movement not just by climbing Everest Base Camp but by dedicating one of their hikes every month to the cause. All proceeds from each benefit hike will go to UNHCR’s persons of concern, and those who join the hikes also get to log their kilometers and add to the global total.
Join our Upcoming Hikes
If you’re looking for a fun, exciting, and fulfilling way to spend your Sundays, there are two more benefit hikes for 2019. By joining these upcoming hikes, you can support UNHCR’s commitment to provide protection and vital assistance to families displaced by conflict and violence.
- Register for the November 17 hike at Mt. Hapunang-Banoi (Rodriguez, Rizal)
- Register for the December 15 hike at Mt. Maynoba & Waterfalls (Tanay, Rizal)
With dramatic limestone formations and breathtaking views of The Sierra Madre, Mt. Hapunang-Banoi just may be the next mountain you're meant to conquer. If we're lucky, we might even catch a glimpse of eagles at the peak.
This campaign has helped change the way people see a simple hike, and build better understanding towards the plight of refugees all over the world. Angie Tan-Sarreal of Trail Adventours shares, “Imagine if you put yourself in other people’s shoes when you have to walk because it will literally save your life. Just being able to reframe hikes a little differently makes you not take for granted the comfort you are enjoying. It makes you not take for granted the fact that you’re able hike a mountain freely, and not because you have to cross borders to get somewhere safe.”
20 Oct 2019 - Finally reached the summit of Mt. Daguldol in Laiya, Batangas! We braved the elements and hiked a total of 120 kilometers in solidarity with the most vulnerable people of our time.
22 Sep 2019 – We have conquered Mt. Ayaas in Rodriguez, Rizal. Thanks to our very energetic hikers, we have accumulated 156 kilometers for the refugee cause.
28 Jul 2019 – Through forests and waterfalls, we continue to step in solidarity with the most vulnerable people of our time. Thank you for joining us at the Buntot Palos Falls in Panguil, Laguna.
17 Jun 2019 – Our team climbed 150 kilometers up Mt. Batolusong in Tanay, Rizal and reached its three breathtaking summits that blew our minds each time.
19 May 2019 – We hiked 62 kilometers up Mt. Pamitinan in Rodriguez, Rizal. This is the first of a series of benefit hikes for UNHCR's 2 Billion Kilometers to Safety Campaign.
27 Apr 2019 – Together with our Goodwill Ambassador Atom Araullo and our partners at Trail Adventours, we hiked to th efacmous Nagpatong Rock in Tanay, Rizal, to show our solidarity with families forced to flee.
In 2018, these 10 hikers from the Philippines dedicated their walk to the 2 Billion Kilometers to Safety campaign, to honor the resilience of refugees and forcibly displaced families around the world. (© Coby Sarreal)
So far, Trail Adventours has contributed a total of 2,385 kilometers to the campaign. Thank you to all the adventure-seekers who have participated in these monthly benefit hikes. We’d love to see you at the next two benefit hikes. You may also log your kilometers here.
About the 2 Billion Kilometers to Safety Campaign
Refugees and displaced persons across the world walk an estimated total of 2 billion kilometers in a year to find the nearest point of safety. Step in solidarity with refugees and learn how you can make a difference in their lives by logging on to stepwithrefugees.org/en-ph/.