Davenport Run - Saturday July 13, 2024

Join the Norcal Minis club for an epic drive from San Jose through the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains! Enjoy stunning vistas and wine tasting a...

Hike for Hope Run Recap

The morning of the walk was a cold grey start – but this did not deter our team members from turning up on time. After the usual Starbucks meet in Livermore – the 9 cars which had turned up for the pre-walk drive set off for a drive to get the event.

Our route took us along the old Altamont Pass Road towards Mountain House. Once we reached Mountain House we headed south towards Paterson Pass Road which opened up some really good clear twisties for us to open up our MINI’s. The wind was blowing super strong but this didn’t spoil the fun for us. As we approached into Livermore – we turned off just before hitting the built up areas of the city to take the final part of the drive up to Lake Del Valle where the hike was taking place.
We pulled into the parking lot in convoy and parked up the cars and got ourselves ready for the walk. Our team of walkers was made up of 15 people and 5 dogs.

The hike was split between an easier 2.5 mile walk and a more challenging 4.2 mile walk. Most of the MINI’s for Hope team managed to complete the full walk. The sun came out just as we started to walk and the wind had eased off a little making the perfect hiking conditions. The scenery at Lake Del Valle was stunning. Upon arrival back at the finishing line – we enjoyed a short picnic before splitting and heading home.

The total raised by the MINI’s for Hope team was $1,775 to go to Hope Hospice. My thanks go out to all my fellow team members for signing up and to all the people who couldn’t make the hike but still opted to donate. For the next time, I would like to think we can get even more support and can raise even more money for the wonderful charity.

Simon Tildesley (Vice President)