The 510 Hikers is an East Bay fitness and community building group consisting of about 3,000 members, one of whom includes RINA’s own Walnut Creek Administrative Assistant, Sue Stanfield. Sue describes the 510 Hikers as, “A hikers group which meets every Saturday morning to work out, connect, encourage and support each other. We also believe in helping our community by volunteering time, combining resources and our energy, to help the less fortunate through different drives that we have consistently done over the past 12 months. Unity in our community is something that we subscribe to. Additionally, we have a vision to take a stand against obesity within ourselves, by coming out and pushing ourselves to the highest of our capabilities.” Hikes occur all around the Bay Area, including such sites as Mission Peak, the Oakland Hills, Half Moon Bay, Lake Chabot, and Tilden Park among many others.
One of the group’s most recent community support events occurred over Father’s Day 2015. Group members provided breakfast for approximately 200 people in West Oakland at two separate locations in order to connect with and uplift homeless and underserved residents. The 510 Hikers have also hosted and participated in a number of other charitable events, including monthly homeless charity meal drives. During these events, the group provides a meal and also takeaway care packages for people in need (loaded with things like nonperishable foods, soaps, toothpaste, etc.). The group often participates in large events as well, such as their assistance with registration at Bay to Breakers.
If you would like to participate in the hikes and charitable events and keep up with the 510 Hikers’ latest summit, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/510hikers.