Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike – Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania presented by Irreverent Warriors
Irreverent Warriors events create a network of enduring support by
communicating the message: “Your existence matters.”
HEALING THROUGH HUMOR
IRREVERENT: – ir-rev-er-ent – adj. – an inability to take serious things seriously.
Veterans operate differently than most others in the face of tragedy or adversity in that they are more
likely to use humor and camaraderie as a coping mechanism.
SILKIES HIKE EVENT
SILKIES HIKES ARE FOR VETERANS, ACTIVE DUTY, NATIONAL GUARD, AND RESERVISTS ONLY:
IW Silkies Hikes are a series of therapeutic events that are designed to PREVENT veteran suicide by
bringing veterans together using humor and camaraderie to improve mental health. In order to create
and maintain this environment of support and understanding, civilians are not allowed to hike.
THIS IS NOT AN ATHLETIC EVENT: The hikes are between 4-10 miles, paced at 2-3 miles per hour.
There are frequent stops for fellowship and food/beverages, and rucks, weight, and boots are optional.
COVID-19 PROCEDURES: In accordance with CDC regulations, temperatures will be taken, and a
contact tracing/liability questionnaire will be completed prior to registration. A temperature
lower than 101 degrees and a mask are required to be able to participate in the event.