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 2024 East Coast Trail Trail Raiser Community Hike

Celebrate with us on International Trails Day, June 1st, for the annual Trail Raiser Community Hike in Bay Bulls, hosted by the East Coast Trail Association. Join a community of hikers in showcasing the beauty and challenge of the East Coast Trail. 



Come Hike and Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Goal! 


Our $100,000 fundraising goal will go towards the maintenance and protection of the East Coast Trail. 


Hike Options

There are six great hikes and one trail run to choose from:

Hike 1.  FAMILY HIKE on Tinkers Point Path: Tors Cove to Mobile, 5.0 km, rated easy.

Hike 2.  Mickeleens Path: Witless Bay to Bay Bulls, 10 km, rated moderate.

Hike 3.  Spout Path: Gunridge to Lighthouse at North Head return, 10.7 km, rated moderate. Note: this hike does not go to "The Spout."

Hike 4.  Tinkers Point Path and Beaches Path: Tors Cove to Witless Bay, 13.2 km, rated easy to moderate.

Hike 5. POWER HIKE Beaches Path and Mickeleens Path: Mobile to Bay Bulls, 22 km, rated moderate, for experienced hikers. Hikers must be able to sustain a pace of 4.5km/hr to register for this power hike.

Hike 6. OVERNIGHT HIKE on Spout Path: Shoal Bay Rd to Bay Bulls, 26 km, limited to 18 experienced backpacker-hikers, camping overnight May 31-June 1. Those who register for hike #6 will be vetted by a member of the team to ensure they are prepared for the overnight hike.

Trail Run 1. Mickeleens Path: Bay Bulls to Witless Bay via Mickeleens Path, to Bay Bulls via Track Road, 13 km, rated moderate

BBRLC, aka Bay Bulls Regional Lifestyle Centre, is located at 48 Cemetary Lane W, Bay Bulls.

All hikes will end at the Bay Bulls Regional Lifestyle Centre for our POST-HIKE PARTY, with a cool-down yoga session, lunch, entertainment, prizes and more!


FUNDRAISING: To participate on June 1, you need A $50 minimum donation paid or fundraised in advance, though we encourage all hikers to target fundraising $250 per person and $2500 per team to help us achieve our $100,000 goal.

PRIZE ELIGIBILITY: Cash or cheque pledges received before 4 pm on May 30 are eligible for prizes. Credit card donations received before 11:59 pm May 31 (NDT) are eligible for prizes. Team prizes are eligible for teams of 10 people or less.

SHUTTLE BUS: Available from three pick-up locations in St. John’s for $10 per person; add your preferred pick-up location to cart through the registration process - exact pick-up times will be confirmed the week of May 27.

CHECK-IN: Morning check-in times on June 1 are approximated and will be confirmed the week of May 27.

ON-TRAIL SUPPORT: Trail monitors, first aid stations, a group safety sweep, and lead runner will be available and active on Trail Raiser Community Hike day.

PETS: No pets at the Trail Raiser, please. The heavy concentration of hikers poses a safety concern for both people and pets. The buses and community centre cannot accommodate pets either, so please leave pets safely at home. Thank you for your cooperation. Registered service animals are welcome.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Can you help? Click here for more information.

PARKING: available only at the BBRLC, with the exception of hike 5. No parking at the trailheads for safety and emergency access. Hike 5 participants will park at Mobile High School. Shuttle buses will transport participants from the BBRLC to the hike starts and back for the lunch festivities.

TAX RECEIPTS: Donations and pledges $20 and over are eligible for a tax receipt. Collect the full name, mailing address, and email address of any cash or cheque donors to ensure they receive a tax receipt. For online donors, the name on the credit card used will be the name on the tax receipt. Shuttle bus fees are not eligible for tax receipts.

Check-In Times

Hike 1 - 9:30 am @ BBRLC

Hike 2 - 9:00 am @ BBRLC

Hike 3 - 8:30 am @ BBRLC

Hike 4 - 8:00 am @ BBRLC

Hike 5 - 7:30 am @ Mobile High School

Hike 6 - 10:15 am on Friday @ Shoal Bay Road

Trail Run 1 - 10:00 am @ BBRLC


1. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams of up to 10* and top three individual fundraisers; all registered hikers** are eligible for the draw prizes.

2. For every $50 raised, you will get one ticket entered in the raffle for draw prizes.

* Teams with more than ten participants are not eligible for team prizes. The individual participants will still be eligible for individual and draw prizes.

** All participants who pay or raise funds to hike are considered eligible fundraisers. An individual fundraiser can win an individual prize and be a winning team member. Plus, regardless of the source of your registration fee, all hiker participants are eligible for draw prizes. ECTA Staff and Board Members are not eligible for prizes. 


Early Bird Draw Prizes

Everyone registered before April 30 will receive one entry into the draw for 2 sold-out limited-edition La Manche Suspension Bridge Mugs. Draw will take place on May 1.

Early Bird 1

Everyone registered by May 8 with $50 raised will receive one entry into the draw to win one of two $250 gift cards from The Outfitters. Draw will take place on May 9. 

Everyone registered before May 22 AND with their $150 fundraised will receive one entry to win a One Night Stay in the Oceanfront Studio + Sauna Package from Cliffs Edge Retreat. Draw will take place on May 23.

 Early Bird 3

Individual Prizes for Top Three Eligible Individual Fundraisers

INDIVIDUAL 1: One Night Stay with Dinner at the Bread & Cheese Inn + Sunset Kayak for 2 with A Wilder Experience + One Night Stay with Sauna at Cliffs Edge Retreat Oceanfront Studio

INDIVIDUAL 2: One Night Stay at Willow Cottage + Molly Bawn Whale & Puffin Tour for Two + Hike & Brunch at Fork Restaurant + Dinner at The Captain's Table

INDIVIDUAL 3: One Night Stay at the Sheraton Hotel + Quidi Vidi Charters Expedition for Two + Coupon for Lunch at Liquorsauce + Escape Quest Adventure for Two + Battery Cafe Giftcard

Team Prizes for Top Three Eligible Teams Fundraisers

TEAM 1: Ocean Quest Adventures Ocean Safari + Lunch at The Grounds Cafe

TEAM 2: Gatherall's Puffin & Whale Watch Boat Tour + Lighthouse Picnics Lunch + Smartwool Socks from Arthur James Clothing Co

TEAM 3: Golfshotz Simulator Experience + Clay Cafe Team Paint Night

Draw Prizes

DRAW 1: East Coast Quilt Co. Workshop Credit - Learn to Sew or Learn to Quilt

DRAW 2: Modo Yoga 5 Class Pack + Nonia knitwear

DRAW 3: The Post Taphouse Gift Card + Yellowbelly Brewery Pack + Downhomme Shoppe Magazine Subscription, Wines & Wine Tour in Twillingate + Port Rexton Brewery Giftcard + Newfoundland Distillery Pack

DRAW 4: Lindsay J Ralph Photography Gift Card ($100) + The Bee Sisters lap quilt

DRAW 5: Changeling Glass Works handmade glass earing & straw + Come From Away Carvings whale tail

DRAW 6: Flanker Press Books + Forest & Brooks Candle set

DRAW 7: Colony of Avalon Family Guided Tour & Dig for Two + Running The Goat Gift Card

DRAW 8: Two George Street Festival Tickets for any night

DRAW 9 - 13: $100 Giftcard to The Outfitters (5 available!)

DRAW 14: Two tickets aboard O'Brien's Boat Tour

Kids Activity Prizes

Eligible for kids who participate in the kids activity on June 1 - one activity completion grants one entry to the kids prizes.

KIDS 1: The Rooms Family Admission Pass + Botanical Gardens Day Pass

KIDS 2: The Rooms Family Admission Pass + Johnson Geo Centre Admission Pass

KIDS 3: Nature Minded Gift Card + Fairy Door Tours Gift Card

KIDS 4: Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium Family Day Pass

KIDS 5: Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium Family Day Pass

  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. 

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


 What to Bring



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


Date & Time: Jun 01, 2024 07:00 AM to
Jun 01, 2024 03:30 PM
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Location: Bay Bulls
Bay Bulls Regional Lifestyle Centre
48 Cemetery Ln W
Bay Bulls NL

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Registration Closes: May 31, 2024 11:59 PM


East Coast Trail Association
Top Fundraisers
1. Evan Simpson
2. Roberta Hicks
3. Jantje VanHouwelingen
4. Randy Murphy
5. Madeleine Florent
Top Teams
1. MUN in Motion
2. Torbay Coyotes (Not Eligible for Team Prizes)
3. Trail Blazers
4. East Coast Trail Association Board & Staff (Not Eligible for Prizes)
5. Athletics NorthEast

*All Teams
 Registration Options
Register to Fundraise and Not to Hike

Hike #1 (Family Hike): Tinkers Point Path - Tors Cove to Mobile, 5.0 km EASY

Hike #2: Mickeleens Path - Witless Bay to Bay Bulls, 10km EASY TO MODERATE

Hike #3: Spout Path - Gunridge to Lighthouse at North Head & Return, 10.7km MODERATE

Hike #4: Tinkers Point Path + Beaches Path - Tors Cove to Witless Bay, 13.2 km. MODERATE

Hike #5 (Power Hike): Beaches + Mickeleens Path - Mobile to Bay Bulls, 22 km MODERATE TO DIFFICULT

Hike #6 (Overnight): Spout Path - Shoal Bay Rd to Bay Bulls, 22.6km STRENUOUS

Trail Run #1: Mickeleens Path + Track Rd - 13 km



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