Urban Ecology Center

$0 Total Raised

$55,000 Goal

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Online registration is officially closed, but day-of registration is still an option! Please join us on Sunday and register when you arrive!



Please join us on Sunday, September 29th for the Urban Ecology Center’s 5th annual HKE MKE presented by Rotary Club of Milwaukee.

HKE MKE is Milwaukee's only fundraising hike for urban nature in urban nature!

Hikes leave every half hour from 9-11am, finish line activities open until 1pm.

Enjoy a beautiful, family-friendly hike through the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum and along the Milwaukee River while raising funds to support the Center's mission of connecting people to nature. The gentle hike is a 2.5-mile loop and is wheel accessible.

Hike and Raise Funds!

HKE MKE is a fundraiser benefiting the Urban Ecology Center. After registering you'll have the option to create a fundraising page that can be easily shared through email and social media. The funds you raise help us connect tens of thousands of urban youth and adults to nature!

Can't attend the event but still want to fundraise? Click the free "Become a Fundraiser" button above.

Raise Funds, Get Cool Stuff (registration fees not counted towards fundraising goal)

Earn the amazing new fundraising prizes pictured below!
$25 to earn a reusable UEC grocery bag
$75 to earn a fun UEC campfire mug
$150 to earn a cozy UEC picnic blanket

 Event Details 

2.5-mile loop along beautiful urban nature trails starting and ending at the Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park

Packed gravel trail for wheelchair/stroller accessibility (volunteer assistance available at a few uneven spots)

Fun activities will be available along the path:

• Get an up close look at TODAY'S TMJ4 Storm Chaser
• Meet one of the Midwest Conservation Dogs, Inc.
• Free cookie from Insomnia Cookies
• Lawn games at River Revitalization Foundation

Finish Line fun for kids and adults.Suggested donations appreciated. Craft beer provided by New Belgium Brewing. Food trucks also available for purchase.

Due to the size of the event and its family-friendly nature, we encourage everyone to leave their four-legged friends at home. Thank you for your understanding!

Early Bird Registration

Pricing August 15th through August 29th  

Adult Member ----- $20.00
Adult Non-Member ----- $25.00
Child Member (age 6 - 17) ----- $10.00
Child Non-member (age 6 - 17) ----- $15.00


Pricing August 30th through September 27th

Adult Member ----- $30.00
Adult Non-Member ----- $35.00
Child Member (age 6 - 17) ----- $15.00
Child Non-member (age 6 - 17) ----- $20.00


Day-of registration September 29th

Adult Member ----- $35.00
Adult Non-Member ----- $40.00
Child Member (age 6 - 17) ----- $15.00
Child Non-member (age 6 - 17) ----- $20.00


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