THE FUNDS RAISED FROM THIS EVENT WILL HELP BUILD CALIFORNIA'S FIRST VETERAN RETREAT CENTER ON MT. BALDY!

VETERANS DAY WEEKEND

November 9th, 2024

WHAT IS CLIMB FOR HEROES?

Climb for Heroes is a non-competitive, family friendly day hike accessible to all fitness levels and age groups. You can hike with friends and family, form a team, or come alone and meet other THP supporters at the event. Your registration fee of just $150 per participant gets you:

  • Free Parking
  • Ski lift ticket down from The Notch Lodge Restaurant
  • Official event Chrome Hearts T-shirt
  • Breakfast: coffee, burritos, muffins & fruit
  • Boxed Water
  • Beer supplied by Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Live Music at The Notch Lodge Restaurant at 1pm
  • Sponsor supported dog tags at every camp you hike to
  • Olympic-sized gold medal at The Summit!
  • Important!!! Please do NOT opt out of our emails. We can't communicate important event information if we can't email you (route conditions, weather, etc...) and we will never sell your information.

After your $150 registration fee, you will be given a fundraising link and other tools to share with friends and family. There are GREAT prizes as you hit different fundraising benchmarks. Keep close to our socials and your email to find out what you can earn as you support our injured veterans. 

WHAT DOES THE DAY LOOK LIKE?

Event check-in and our base camp are located at the trailhead at the top of the Mount Baldy Ski Lift parking lot. Check-in starts at 7:30 am and will end at 11:00 am. You will pick up your bib and t-shirt and we will supply a light breakfast, coffee, snacks and Boxed Water at "Base Camp" (your check-in spot). You just need to bring your hiking daypack, sunscreen, extra water, and a credit card or cash for incidentals.

 

Once you've checked in, you can start your hike between 8 and 11AM. There is a mandatory turn around time (TBD given weather and mountain conditions), so if you are wanting to summit, earlier is better! Mt. Baldy is 10,064 feet and a little less than 6 miles up a beautiful open-aired trail. Camp 1 will be a mere 30 minutes to an hour from Base Camp. And as you hike up the mountain, you will find another camp at each 30-45 minute interval. At each camp (there are four total) participants will receive a sponsor designed dog tag. If you reach the summit, you'll receive an awesome commemorative gold medal! Don't worry, we have our injured veterans and active duty marines situated strategically on the mountain to provide you with inspiration and motivation. As always, you can hike down at any point, hang out with us at The Notch (just below Camp 2) where you can purchase an ice cold beverage, food, listen to live music at the after party, and take the ski lift down (price included in your registration fee this year!) if you choose. Don't forget that Camp 3 is the highest beer camp in Southern California (at just under 9,000 feet), sponsored by PBR. It's a great place for pictures as you make your way back down the mountain. 

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Click on “Sign Up” (top right corner) and then choose from three options:

  • Pick Mt. Baldy Participant or Virtual Participant
  • Register as an individual
  • Start a New Team
  • Join an Existing Team

A team can consist of two or more participants. It can be a group of co-workers, family members, neighbors, workout partners, or simply a group of friends who want the camaraderie that a team provides. Anyone can join or start a team. Below are some frequently asked questions (and answers) about how Climb for Heroes works.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF BEING ON A TEAM?

Your teammates can hike with you providing support and companionship on the mountain. You can train together and create team outfits before the event, you can strategize awesome fundraising schemes to get your team to the top of the leaderboard, and after the event – you can post Climb for Heroes photos on your social media and create a major FOMO moment for all of your friends who missed out. Large teams get the added bonus of captains checking in their teammates - skip the check-in line and get started on your day early!

WHAT IS A "VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT"?

We understand that Mt. Baldy might not be in your backyard or travel plans. But if you are reading this, we know that you are committed to our injured veterans and this cause. So, we encourage you to sign up, donate, fundraise, and hike "with" us wherever you are at. If you donate $150, and tag us @theheroesproject and on November 9th, we will send you a participant t-shirt, and a gold medal (if you complete the mileage!). Take a look at the trail map below and you will see the distance between each camp. The total distance from Base Camp to the Summit is 5.6 miles. Choose whatever mountain, neighborhood, or park of your choice and use your favorite tracking app to match our distances.

 

Email us info@theheroesproject.org by midnight on November 12th with a picture of you climbing for heroes, a screenshot of your tracking app details, and your shipping address - and we will send you the same prizes you would have received if you were here with us in person. Grab your friends and family, form a team, and climb "with" us in your neck of the woods.

SET UP YOUR CAMPAIGN AND BEGIN FUNDRAISING - FOLLOW THESE EASY STEPS:

Click on “Sign Up", pick your registration type, fill out your personal information, pay the $150 registration fee, and maybe donate to yourself – read on!!

Create your personal page. Your Participant Center is your fundraising base where you’ll customize your homepage, share your story, send emails, and access fundraising tools.

Raise the bar. We recommend setting your goal above $150 (how does $1,000 sound?). Many of our participants find it much easier to exceed the minimum than they expect.

Be the example!! Make a self-donation to show how invested you are in this journey. Ask others to match it. This proven method really helps get the motor humming.

Make your first ask! Post on social media, text your BFF, email your circle of friends, call your mom/grandma/uncle/kids—tell your world what you’re doing.

As a reminder – you can double your donations by asking your employer’s Human Resources department (and ask your donors to do the same!) if your company matches charitable donations, and to get specific applications and instructions. Many companies match their employee’s contributions dollar for dollar. Some companies will even double the contribution!!

DIRECTIONS TO MT. BALDY

The Address: 8401 Mt. Baldy Road, Mount Baldy, CA 91759

From Hollywood: Take the 10 East; exit on Mountain Ave. (#54)

From Palm Springs: Take the 10 West; exit on Mountain Ave. (#54)

From the South Bay: Take the 105 East; 605 North; 210 East; exit on Mountain Ave. (#54)

 

Once off the freeway, simply follow Mountain Avenue UP the mountain. It will become Shin Road. Continue on Shin Road and turn right on Mt. Baldy Road.

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WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO?

On June 30th, 2023, The Heroes Project received the official final approval to build our long-awaited and much-needed Veteran Retreat Center at Icehouse Canyon on Mt. Baldy. THP’s Veteran Retreat Center (VRC) will service our huge, injured veteran community and the largest VA west of the Mississippi, both located right here in sunny SoCal. The VRC is designed to provide support and inspire teamwork while boosting confidence and morale in a serene mountain environment. With no cell phone service, WIFI, city lights, traffic, or city stressors, the mind and body are prepped for true physical, mental, and emotional recovery. This year you will truly be climbing and fundraising for a place our veterans can call home for many years to come. Stay close to our socials and website for status updates. For more information about our VRC click here.

WHAT WE DO

The Heroes Project makes the impossible a reality by empowering our injured community through physical and emotional training, allowing them to explore the farthest reaches of themselves and the world they live in. These expeditions challenge the severely wounded to redefine their personal limits post injury. The Heroes Project inspires our injured men and women to find purpose, both physically and mentally, and ignites others to do the same.

 

The core work of The Heroes Project includes three initiatives:

Please visit TheHeroesProject.org for more information and connect with us @theheroesproject to stay informed.

FOUNDING PARTNERS & SPONSORS

Top Fundraisers
Gina McLeod's Fundraising Page
$200.00
Rhys Hendershot's Fundraising Page
$150.00
Jimmy Tran's Fundraising Page
$150.00
Amy Tran's Fundraising Page
$150.00
JJ Sailer's Fundraising Page
$150.00
Marc Sailer's Fundraising Page
$150.00
Brian Temp - Will Delete
$0.00
ARay Barber's Fundraising Page
$0.00
Top Teams
PerseVerance
$800.00
Brian Team - Temp Delete
$0.00
Baldy Babes
$0.00
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