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 2020 Phase 3:
Gray Muzzle IPA

We brewed another round of our popular Gray Muzzle IPA for Phase 3 of The 2020 Shadow Hike-A-Thon 🍻

This year FrinGe Brewing joined forces with Eric Jorgensen to do a double batch brew using the same recipe, but at two different locations & on 2 different systems!

RELEASE DATE: Friday, October 16th

Locations that will have it on-tap around Whatcom County:

The North Fork Brewery
FrinGe Brewing
122 West Brewing Co.
Aslan Depot: Barrels & Blending
Brouwer’s Cafe
Diamond Jim’s Grill
Elizabeth Station
Goods Local Brews
The Hop and Hound
Paws For A Beer
Restaurant 9 at North Bellingham Golf Course

Go get yourself a pint, grab a Crowler, or bring a Growler in for a fill at any one of these place, and not only will you be helping us help senior pups…you will also be supporting your local small businesses at the same time!

If you can’t make it out to one of this year’s spots, and would still like to support us during Phase 3, click HERE to make a donation instead.

All money raised during the 10th Annual Shadow Hike-A-Thon will be donated to Old Dog Haven.

Thank You for Supporting Shadow’s Forever Friends!

Hike-A-Thon 2020 Phase 2

THANK YOU to everyone who donated, participated, had a beer in honor of the event, and/or just sent warm fuzzies to Old Dogs!

Phase 2 alone of the Shadow Hike-A-Thon raised $10,158

We have now raised over $12,000 this year for Old Dog Haven

We never could have done this without the continued support of all of you!

Photo Contest Winners:

🏆 Most Distance Traveled in a Single Hike: Jenn Bode & Jess Dickie
🏆 Most Aggregate Distance Hiked: Ben Sonker & Paula Sonker
🏆 Most Vertical Feet Gained in a Single Hike: Emily Hamilton
🏆 Best Doggie/Pet Hiking Outfit: Lulu Solito as Nana Nuzzo
🏆 Most Dogs on a Single Walk: The Gruenstein / Knudson Family feat. Winnie Witeck
🏆 Most Unique Hike: The Witeck Family in Leavenworth
🏆 Further Geographic Hike from SFF Headquarters: Samantha and Dan Sixkiller

We LOVED seeing all of your photos! 😍
THANK YOU again to everyone who participated!

Hike-A-Thon 2020 Phase 1

We’ve all had to adjust our lives as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic this year. We are still thinking and caring about all those animals out there who need our support, especially all those amazing old dogs!

As a result, this year’s Shadow Hike-A-Thon will be a bit different. In order to offer the best chance for all of our amazing sponsors (including the awesome breweries & restaurants who make it so much fun) we are postponing the second beer release and “urban hike” portion of our event until the fall, on a date to be determined later.

HOWEVER: That doesn’t mean we don’t have some plans up our sleeves for the spring and summer!

Starting May 21, 2020 The North Fork Brewery will be selling bottles of our 10th Anniversary collaboration brew! Shadow’s Imperial Porter is for sale directly from the brewery, please contact them about making a purchase: (360) 599-BEER

Stay tuned for some fun news in the next few weeks when we’ll announce new events that will allow all of our supporters to “virtually” participate and “actually” donate to the cause.

Thank you for your support!