After losing Shadow unexpectedly in a tragic accident on June 4, 2011 Jason & Jenn wanted to something to help other dogs who would follow footsteps similar to hers in their lives. They decided to have a hike-a-thon fundraiser on Saturday June 25, 2011 to benefit the Whatcom Humane Society, the shelter she had been adopted from. Shadow’s dad trekked 4 difficult hikes (twice up Tiger Mountain, twice up Oyster Dome) in that single day, and completed a one-mile walk at Lake Padden (her favorite off-leash park) in her honor, supported by friends & family members along the way.

Since then, the Shadow Hike-A-Thon has grown into a week-end long, annual event that wouldn’t be possible without the continued support of family, friends, and the local community… especially the Bellingham beer community!

Hike-A-Thon 2021

We are still working on a total for the amount raised during this year’s Hike-A-Thon and hope to have a final number to share with all of you very soon!
Until then, here are the winners for this year’s Photo Contest:
🏆 Most Unique Hike
The Barchet Family: Waterfall near Trapper Creek in WA
🏆 Furthest Geographic Location
Nancy Hudson: Pictograph Caves near Billings, MT
🏆 Funniest Photo
Bear Touchette: for smiling along with all of the humans and stealing the show in our group photo at The Hop & Hound
⭐️ There is still time to get a last minute donation in for the event too!
You can donate thru our Facebook page, or on our website
🙌 And a BIG Thank You to everyone who sent photos in for the contest!