Announcing the SHT End-2-Ender Program


Announcing the SHT End-2-Ender Program

October 28, 2019

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Superior Hiking Trail End-2-Ender Program! If you’ve enjoyed every mile of the Trail, this is your chance to be recognized for your significant accomplishments on the Trail.

What does end-2-ender mean?

Anyone who has hiked, walked, run, or sauntered the entire Superior Hiking Trail is considered an SHT End-2-Ender. This can be done all at once in a thru-hike or run or by enjoying each section over one or more years.

Become A Certified SHT End-2-Ender

Who is eligible?

  • Anyone who has completed the entire SHT, in one trip or many, is eligible to apply. If you hiked the entire SHT before it was completed from border to border in 2017 or you took a detour along the way, you are still eligible to apply. This program is based on the honor system.

  • To receive an exclusive End-2-Ender certificate and magnet, you must be an active SHTA member or donor at the $35/year level or higher at the time of application OR have volunteered with SHTA within the last two years. Join/renew or donate today to become eligible, contact us to check on the status of your membership, or head to the Volunteer Page to learn how you can help out on the Trail.

The End-2-Ender award package includes a personalized Certificate of Completion and a complimentary End-2-Ender magnet to memorialize your accomplishments on the Trail.

How do I apply?

It’s easy: complete the online Superior Hiking Trail End-2-Ender Certificate Application. This application form includes several optional questions about your experience on the Trail. As End-2-Enders, you’ve seen it all, and your feedback will help us improve the SHT experience for current and future trail users.

End-2-Ender applications will be processed twice a year, in the fall and in the spring. Please be patient as we process the initial wave of applications. There are 30+ years worth of End-2-Enders out there to recognize!

Visit the End-2-Ender Program page to learn more about how to plan your journey to complete the entire SHT.

A huge thanks to SHTA member and volunteer graphic designer Jennifer Anderson for her dedicated work to design the End-2-Ender Logo and Magnet. See more of her great work here.