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Take 2: 2016 Grand Illumination Hike - 3 miles

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  • Virginia War Memorial

    621 S. Belvidere St., Richmond, VA (map)

    37.536600 -77.448014

  • Park on 2nd Street behind the War Memorial. The address will take you to the front of the building, come around to the back of the building and down to 2nd street.
  • Price: $5.00 /per person

    Refund policy

  • Take 2: Holiday lights hike! If you didn't get in to the first weekend hike- here is your chance! Same everything, just a week later! 

    Rudolph is coming to town!! Weston and Gilly have confirmed that he will be downtown hanging out at the James Center. Let’s go find him! It's our annual tradition!

    On Sunday, we will hike a little later in the day and take in the James Center lights and the Capitol Christmas Tree.  We will meet on 2nd Street, behind the Virginia War Memorial and Spring Street. Park along the street, there is plenty of parking. We will circle up in the grassy field. 

    We will head over Brown’s Island and onto the Canal Walk. From there we will work our way up Shockoe Slip and to the James Center. Bring your cameras and hopefully we will see Rudolph!  We will spend some time there enjoying the lights and then head uphill to the Capitol to enjoy the official tree before heading back to 2nd street via the Berry Burke and Landmark Theatre buildings to our cars. 

    This will be an on-leash hike and all dogs all welcome. Questions? Email me or post in the comments section. Check back to the hike page for weather updates! If it is raining, we will postpone. 

    Weston, Gilly and I look forward to seeing you Sunday!!

    We are thrilled that folks are enthusiastic about joining us on our hikes! Please understand that we can only accommodate a certain number of folks and pups on a given hike. Our group sizes are limited to ensure that we can effectively manage each group.  You are welcome to RSVP with a guest (or two), but if the hike is filled up, please respect our limitations.  There are more hikes on the way, you won't be left out!

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  • Kellie

    Just found out I have to travel unexpectedly for work next week. Drop off for boarding on Sunday is the same time as the hike. Hope someone else can use my $5 since I can no longer come.

    3 days ago

  • Cathy C.

    Is there a wait list? This is proving to be a popular hike. Ziggy and I would love to attend!

    November 29

    • Janice A.

      Hi Cathy! Can you come on Dec. 4? That is this Sunday's hike- I have room on that date for you and Ziggy!

      November 29

    • Tricia

      I wanted to join the waitlist for the hike on Dec. 11, but I couldn't find the "waitlist" sign up on the site

      6 days ago

  • Janice A.

    Oh no! I'm sending you an email so we can work out a date!

    1 · November 29

  • Monica

    Aggh!! This one filled up too before I could jump on it!! :(

    November 29

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  • Josh R.
    Organizer,
    Event Host

    Hi, I'm Josh and I run Canine Adventure, a dog walking and pet sitting service in Richmond.... more

  • Janice A.
    Co-Organizer,
    Event Host

    Hi! I'm Janice and my Frenchie (Weston) and I love to hike all over this beautiful city. We love... more

  • Kristin S.

    Hi! I am Kristin. I just moved to the area with my dog Emmy. She is a 3 yr. old Springer... more

  • Kimberly Y.

    Hannah is SO excited.

  • Richard

    Love this group. Great exercise for me and my two four legged babies

  • Erika

    Leelu and I are ready to go hiking!!

  • Paige +1

    Cornelius and I are looking forward to seeing all of our new two and four legged friends on the... more

  • Kelly G.

    Kelly, human of Hannah (11 y.o mini schnauzer) and Guru (mixed breed puppy).

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Additional notes: Must cancel by Noon the day of the hike.

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