September is now Hike the Hills month
in Vestavia Hills!
Hike the Hill was established in 2020 , in the midst of the COVID pandemic , with the long-term goal of creating a sustainable community event that brings people together to benefit their overall health and well-being, while celebrating and supporting impactful programs (PTO and Rotary) that connect us here and around the world.
Participants will select their School PTO Team during registration. A portion of $35/individual or $75/family entry fee will help fund your PTO Team's mission of building stronger relationship with teachers, faculty and staff to support student education that includes providing financial support in the form of grants to support student education.
Annually, The Vestavia Hills Rotary Club celebrates The Teachers of Year, voted on by their peers, from every Vestavia Hills School.
Hike the Hills is coming to your neighborhood!
In addition to the original "hike' from last year that began at the Little Shades Creek Bridge on Morgan Road next to Publix, we have added "hikes" in Cahaba Heights, Liberty Park and City Center. Continue to scroll down to see maps of all the "hikes".
Includes T-shirt; 10% dining discount from Moe's BBQ, Mudtown, The Ridge, Martin's BBQ Joint, Dunkin Donuts during the month of September when wearing your HTH T-Shirt; Door Prize Drawing for Local Merchant Gift Cards & More.
Includes 3 T-shirt; 10% dining discount from Moe's BBQ, Mudtown, The Ridge, Martin's BBQ Joint, Dunkin Donuts during the month of September when wearing your HTH T-Shirt; Door Prize Drawing for Local Merchant Gift Cards & More.
*additional T Shirts may be purchased for $15 on Registration/Donation Page for Family Registration.
What is the purpose of this event?
To create a sustainable community event that brings people together that benefits their overall health and well-being while celebrating and supporting impactful programs that connect us here and around the world.
What is the meaning behind the logo?
The design recognizes Vestavia Hills commitment to building a strong foundation for students, starting with with their pre-k experience and finishing on the hill with a high school diploma and recognizing the continuing climb we all share associated with the life long learning.
How will funds be distributed?
40 % of the registration funds will go to the individual school’s PTO program selected by the participant.
The PTO’s mission is to build stronger relationships with teachers, faculty and staff to support student education that includes providing financial support in the form of grants to support student education.
40% of the registration fee goes to Vestavia Hills Rotary Club 501(c)3 Foundation.
The Vestavia Hills Rotary Club is in it's third decade of supporting these community programs and others:
Vestavia Hills High School and Pizitiz Math Teams
Vestavia Hills High School Debate Team
Vestavia Hills High School Annual student scholarships
Vestavia Robotics Team
Vestavia Hills Teachers of the Year
City of Vestavia Hills First Responder of The Year
City of Vestavia Hills Employee of the Year
Other Programs Include
Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
End Polio Now
Clean Water for the World
Jefferson State Community College Scholarships supporting Birmingham’s hospitality industry.
Rotary International Programs supporting clean water for the world, eradication of polio and student education.
20% will cover expenses that include website, t-shirts, signs, promotion
How can you participate?
Register at www.vestaviarotary.org Your entry fee ($35 individual $75 family) will support the above programs.
Spread the word and invite others to join you
Share your pictures and stories of your climb on FB, Twitter and Instagram
Share your reasons for participating on our website.
Wear your t-shirt during your Hike and in the community and display the bumper sticker logo.
Support event sponsors.
What is included with the registration fee?
-10% dining discount from Moe's BBQ, Mudtown, The Ridge, Martin's BBQ Joint, Dunkin Donuts during the month of September when wearing your Hike the Hill T Shirt.
-Entered into multiple drawings for local merchant gift cards and more.
What is different about Hike the Hill?
Participants can Hike the Hill any time after registration, with the focus being from September 1st – September 30th allowing everyone to participate at their convenience and pace
Where does Hike the Hill begin?
Participants hike any of the four courses across Vestavia Hills from September 1st – 30th in Cahaba Heights Liberty Park, City Center that have been added to the original Hike the Hill course that begins on the Little Shades Creek Bridge across from Andy’s Nursery and ends at the top of Limerock Road past VHHS.
The original hike, from the creek on Morgan Road up the hill past VHHS, represents a students educational climb from elementary school to their destination on the hill.
This hike begins and ends at Cahaba Heights Elementary School, by making a loop down to the corner across from HTH dining sponsor Martin's BBQ Joint.
Wald Park is where this hike begins, which climbs to City Center food court square.
Liberty Park Elementary is the starting point for this hike, that takes you on a sidewalk tour ending at Lakeside Park
Byrd Park, at East Elementary is where you start this hike. Enjoy the views on the way to the crest.
Vestavia Hills Math and Debate Teams are preparing students for their future.
Funds help provide wells for water and classrooms for education.