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 2022 East Coast Trail "Trail Raiser On the Go"

Come Hike and Fundraise With Us

From September 12 to November 6, rally up a team of friends, family, coworkers, or just your own two feet. We are targeting a fundraising goal of $50,000 to help maintain, enhance, and develop the East Coast Trail in 2023. For example, funds raised in 2021 have been used in 2022 to enhance Tinkers Point Path, the south end of Bear Cove Point Path, and Island Meadow Path. These funds will also go towards replacing the La Manche suspension bridge stairs in 2023. These enhancements include replacing damaged structures and clearing overgrown areas of the paths.  

What is Trail Raiser On the Go?

The East Coast Trail “Trail Raiser On the Go” is the East Coast Trail Association’s annual fall fundraiser, running this year from September 12 until November 6, 2022. Over the course of four sessions, totalling eight weeks, fundraisers are encouraged to complete self-guided hikes, following the suggested schedule. To complement each session's hikes, we have partnered with local businesses along the ECT to offer Trail Raiser On the Go participants fun activities to try over the fall season (see hike and activity schedule below).

During each session, hikers can choose to complete the corresponding easy to moderate hike, moderate to difficult hike, difficult to strenuous hike, or why not try all three?! The more you hike, the more chances you have to win! 

To close out the fundraiser, on November 6, we will all gather at Quidi Vidi Brewery, to enjoy entertainment, snacks, and even more prizes! Join us to help celebrate all we have accomplished over the season. 


Hiking Challenge & Activities


In addition to completing session hikes, over the course of the Trail Raiser On the Go, fundraisers will have the opportunity to partake in different activities along the Trail scheduled during each session. More information relating to the activity schedule will be shared via newsletter, so be sure to keep an eye on your email inbox! Note, the above schedule of activities is tentative and subject to change. 

Upcoming Confirmed Activities



To Participate In the Fundraiser

  • Register:  Sign up using the registration link below and begin fundraising  the $50 minimum donation. 
  • Plan ahead: Choose which paths you want to hike and which activities you want to partake in during each session. Making a plan ahead of time and preparing accordingly helps to ensure your safety while hiking. 
  • Enter to win: Let us know which path(s) you have completed at the end of each session to be entered for draw prizes (more information below). 
  • Join us at Quidi Vidi Brewery: On November 6, join us at Quidi Vidi Brewery to celebrate all we've accomplished over the last eight weeks. 

Cash and cheques must be submitted to our office, located at 50 Pippy Place, Unit 9. Cash and cheques that are received before 4:00pm on Thursday, November 3 will be eligible for prizes. Those received after this deadline will not be eligible for prizes but are still accepted.  

In addition, all credit card donations made online until midnight on Friday, November 4, will be eligible for prizes.



Prizes Categories & Packages

Final Grand Draw Prize

The entries for the Grand Draw prize are based on the amount fundraised (one entry for every $50 fundraised), plus how many session hikes you completed (and verified with us) over the course of the Trail Raiser On the Go event. All registered hikers* are eligible for the final Grand Draw prize. Entries awarded in each session will remain in the draw for the session draws that follow, as well as for the final Grand Draw prize, so the earlier you begin participating, the more entries you'll have throughout the Trail Raiser On the Go, and the more chances you'll have to win:


Round trip for two with PAL Airlines + one-night stay at the Marble Villa + lift tickets for two at Marble Mountain + dinner at Tlacuache in Corner Brook 




Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 individual fundraisers; all registered hikers* are eligible to win.

Individual prizes: 

  1. The Outfitters winter gear package
  2. One-night stay at the Alt Hotel + gift card to Terre Restaurant + Let's Roam date night package
  3. East Coast Quilt Co. "Learn to Sew" six-week course or "Learn to Quilt" five-week course + Ragmaw tote bag + Cojones gift card


Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 fundraising teams; all registered teams* are eligible to win.

Team prizes:

  1. Night of painting at Clay Cafe + Graze n' Thyme grazing board
  2. Two hours of simulated golf at Golfshotz + 10 pairs of Smartwool socks from Arthur James Clothing Company
  3. Let's Roam team building scavenger hunt + gift card to the Salt House

Session Draws

For every $50 fundraised, you will receive one draw prize entry, plus for each session hike you complete (and verify: see requirements below), you will receive one bonus draw entry. These entries are cumulative over the event. All registered hikers* are eligible for the draw prizes. 

*NEW* During each session, each path you complete will get you one bonus draw prize entry upon verification. This means if you complete two of the suggested paths during a session and have fundraised a minimum $50, you will receive two bonus entries. Note, only one entry will be awarded per person, per path completed. For example, if you complete Cape Spear Path three times during Session 1, you are still entitled to only one bonus draw prize entry. 

Example: If you have not fundraised $50 by the deadline to submit verification, you will not receive any draw prize entries for that session. That means, in Session 1, if you complete Mickeleens Path, Cape Spear Path, and White Horse Path, but haven't raised the minimum $50, you will not be entitled to any Session 1 draw entries; however, if you have raised $50, you will receive four - one for the first $50 fundraised and one for each of the completed paths upon verification. 

Session draw prizes:

Session 1, prize 1:  Two tickets to Atlantic Jazz Nights at the Arts & Culture Centre + gift card to Evoo + prize pack from the Jam Lady

Session 1, prize 2: Travel Bug gift card + barista training course from the Battery Cafe + prize pack from the Jam Lady

Session 2, prize 1: Admission for two to the Rooms + gift card to the Rooms Cafe (Red Oak Catering)

Session 2, prize 2: One hour of axe throwing at Jack Axes for four + gift card to the Newfoundland Embassy

Session 3, prize 1: Lighthouse Picnics gift certificate + "Dig for an Hour" for two at the Colony of Avalon 

Session 3, prize 2: 45-minute photography session with Lindsay J. Ralph Photography + gift card to Poyo + the Sprout

Session 4, prize 1: Print by Kara O'Keefe Photography + Mernini raincoat + earrings from Changeling Glass Works

Session 4, prize 2: Quidi Vidi Brewery prize pack + Forest & Brooks East Coast Trail candle set

Kids Prizes

  1. Family admission passes to The Rooms
  2. Let's Roam family scavenger hunt

*All participants who pay for or raise funds to hike are considered individual fundraisers. An individual fundraiser can win an individual prize and be a winning team member. Plus, regardless of the source of your minimum $50 donation, all hike participants are eligible for the draw prizes. Each session draw will be live-streamed on our Instagram page. See eligibility rules and pledge deadlines for prizes under "Getting Started as a Fundraiser." ECTA Staff and Board Members are not eligible for prizes.


Closing Event Information

Join us on the evening of Sunday, November 6, at Quidi Vidi Brewery to celebrate all that we've accomplished for the ECT over the course of the Trail Raiser On the Go. There will be entertainment, refreshments (including Pathfinder IPA beer!), and more. Further information about the closing event will be communicated soon. 


What to Know Before Registering

Verifying I've Completed A Path

In order to receive your bonus draw prize entries, you must verify with us that you have completed each path. We will only be counting written verifications that include the required photos that have been sent to Anything sent to us via social media channels or to other email addresses will not count as valid, and a bonus entry will not be awarded. We will not accept verification over the phone. Please click HERE to see full verification requirements and instructions. Click HERE for a list of FAQs relating to verification requirements.  

Fundraising Challenge

  • $50,000 Fundraising Goal
  • Minimum $50 donation - which you can pay yourself or fundraise! This is required for adults (16+) to participate in the post-fundraiser celebration at Quidi Vidi Brewery and to be entered in the session draw prizes.
  • We also challenge all adult participants to raise $250! Help us meet this challenge, and if realized, we will meet/exceed our fundraising goal of $50,000 for this fundraiser.!
  • Once you have registered, you will be asked to set up a personal fundraising page. You can send fundraising emails, receive credit card donations, manage pledges, and view your fundraising status. 
  • You can also collect cash and cheque pledges. Collect the full name, mailing address and email address of any cash or cheque donors to ensure they receive a tax receipt. Donations over $20 are eligible for a tax receipt. 
  • Deliver all cash and cheque pledges to the East Coast Trail Association.  All money turned in to the ECTA office (50 Pippy Place, Suite 9, St. John's) by 4:00 pm on Thursday, November 3, will be eligible for fundraising prizes. 
  • All credit card donations made online until midnight on Friday, November 4, will be eligible for prizes.
  • Cash and cheque p ledges and donations will not be accepted onsite on closing event day.

Volunteering Are you interested in volunteering at the event? We greatly appreciate all volunteers who make this event possible; please click the link to send us an email to find out more about the available volunteer opportunities. 

Safety Considerations Click the link for information on what to bring and more.

Hiker Waiver  All hikers must sign a waiver form electronically as they complete the online registration process. If you are bringing a child/children (under 18), they have to be identified and covered by the waiver.  

Please call (709) 738-4453 or email for help with fundraising or any other questions.

Date & Time: Sep 12, 2022 12:00 AM to
Nov 06, 2022 08:30 PM
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Registration Closes: Nov 06, 2022 11:59 PM


East Coast Trail Association
Top Fundraisers
1. Gerry Ryall
2. Seletta Mitchelmore
3. Jolanta Lagowski
4. Julia Penney
5. Robyn Drodge
Top Teams
1. East Coast Trail Association Board & Staff (Not Eligible for Prizes)
2. Middle-Aged Motivation

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