Hike For The Homeless 2024

A Tradition on the Bangor Waterfront

Join us for our 29th Annual Hike for the Homeless on April 6, 2024!

Make a difference in our Bangor community by helping reduce homelessness.

It’s a fun family event with radio DJ Cori Skall (On I-95 95.7FM and Z107.3FM), refreshments by Hollywood Casino and Jason’s Pizza, with a chance to win fabulous raffle prizes!

The hike is a leisurely stroll through downtown Bangor. It’s about 2.4 miles on paved sidewalks. The hike starts and ends at the Front Street parking lot on the Bangor Waterfront.  Arrive between 9:30 and 9:45am. Hikers start walking at 10am.

Follow Hike for the Homeless Facebook event page

You can download a free app called RunGo for turn-by-turn directions of the route on your phone.

RunGo Hike for the Homeless route

Hike Starts at 88 Front Street, Bangor    On the Bangor Waterfront.


Over the past year, more than 2,000 individuals visited the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter in need of a clean, safe place to stay, a hot meal and other supportive services.  Thankfully, the shelter was there for them.

BAHS is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Twenty-one full -and part-time employees, and several volunteers, work to provide shelter, crisis intervention, hot meals, and a safe environment for those experiencing homelessness.  Currently, 57 percent of the people who stay at the Shelter have a mental illness, chronic addiction and/or medical issue.  BAHS provides important connections to services, including medical and psychiatric care.

State and federal funds only provide one-third of the Shelter’s budget of over $900,000.  The donations you make allows the shelter to stay open and helps the homeless right here in the greater Bangor area.

It’s not required, but we encourage those participating to seek pledges.

Whether or not you plan on walking in the Hike, pledges are a great way to participate, bring awareness to others who may not have heard about the Hike and to help us reach our $50,000 fundraising goal!  Pledge forms can be downloaded and printed below or picked up at the Shelter (263 Main Street). Pledge Form 2024

The process is simple: get a pledge form, seek pledges, and raise money!

Register Here You can register online or download a form from the registration page and mail it in with a check made payable to Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.

You can register as an individual, family or team. You can register your dog and get a Hike for the Homeless bandana pending availability.

Is your organization interested in becoming a sponsor? Click Here To Learn About Sponsoring the Hike

Is your organization interested in donating an item to raffle at the hike? When your organizations donate raffle items, your business cards will be displayed at the hike and your business’s social media will be linked on our Facebook page.  Please contact Gretchen at gretchenf@bangorareashelter.org

If you have questions or need help, please contact Alicia at aliciam@bangorareashelter.org or by calling 207-947-6018

Can’t make it to the hike? Please consider donating to the shelter.

You may mail a check to Bangor Area Homeless Shelter 263 Main Street, Bangor, Maine 04401.

(Please indicate on the memo line that your donation is for the Hike.)

Or donate through the PayPal link below.