Frequently Asked Questions



What is the 124 Hike Challenge?

The challenge is a personal challenge to commit to hiking at least once a week.  There are three different challenge options to this challenge –

Essential Series (1 hike a week, for 12 months, 4 weeks a month) thus 52 hikes in 12 months,

Adventure Series (also 52 hikes in a 12 month period with some adventurous objectives – click this link for the objectives),

Lastly for the crazy nature lovers our Ultimate Series (124 hikes in a 12 month period) – because for some of us easy isn’t fun!

1. Enter for your specific challenge and package? Essential, Adventure or Ultimate Series. Two package options Starter or Prime Package.

2. Start logging your hikes. See link here!

3. Join our social media pages. Facebook, Instagram.

4. Post to our social media pages with #124hikechallenge and your respective number of hike done i.e. #124hike1 or #124hike2

The challenge starts the day you enter and pay for your entry (Starter, Standard or Ultimate Package) and you have 12 months to finish your challenge. We count one hike a day, so essentially if you hike every day, once a day you could finish the Essential and Adventure Series in 52 days. The ultimate series in 124 days.

We’ll loosely count “getting outdoors” as a hike. This includes a park run.

If a measurement must be made, we will say a minimum of 5km each hike. As long as its outside in nature!



Sure, but we do encourage you to do each of the objectives separately.  Embracing each activity on it’s one. This is not a race. It’s a journey.

You can hike more than once a week within 52 weeks to catch up if you miss one of the weeks.

First off keep hiking! If it appears that you will not complete 52 hikes since you started your journey, don’t get discouraged, reflect on how you’ve made progress towards a healthier lifestyle and continue.

Yes, you can do repeat hikes. Of course, a part of the fun is checking out new trails and scenery. We only count one hike a day.

No, this is about you making a commitment and getting outdoors more.

You are welcome to join “Start Hiking Today” on the hikes we will be hosting.  Our website will soon have participating venues where you will be able to get a 124 Hike Challenge stamp confirming your hike for the day.

We will be using social media and our APP to keep track of your progress..  To do this, we ask that you post a picture of your hike on social media and tell us what hike number it is by using hashtags. i.e. #124hikecallenge #124hike1 then  #124hikechallenge #124hike2 etc..

In addition, we have provided hiking logs for you to download and strongly encourage you to keep track of your hikes to help you stay motivated.

If you have been posting photos and tagging us, we probably know who you are and that you have just made it to our awesome list! Please go to our FINISHER tab and fill in the online form and email your completed logbook to finish@124hikechallenge.co.za Share your experience and inspire others to take the challenge.


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