Armenian Hikers Association Plans 100 Km Tribute March

Armenian Hikers' Association members at the peak of Mt. Ararat

GLENDALE—The Armenian Hikers’ Association (AHA!) Los Angeles Chapter is organizing a 100 Kilometer (62.14 miles) Tribute March on the occasion of the Armenian Genocide centennial.

The four-day walk through the Angeles National Forest and Los Angeles basin will honor the memory of the 1.5 million martyrs by humbly replicating a small aspect of their ordeal, long distances walked. Participants may walk the entire distance individually or as a team.

Walkers will gather sponsors and the funds raised will be used to support Genocide related projects, soon to be announced.

Robert Assarian, lead AHA! organizer and originator of the project says, “We’re going to remember the 100 years of denial and dispossession by walking 100 kilometers. This will be a tribute to our perseverance and help lay a foundation for our future. Through our efforts, we will raise funds to work on remedying the massive injustice committed against our forefathers and our nation.”

Anyone interested in participating or following developments about the March is encouraged to check on Facebook, contact AHA! at, or call 818-434-5952.

The Armenian Hikers’ Association promotes enjoyable, healthful, and safe hikes and similar activities in the wildlands, woodlands, and wherever else Armenians and their friends can go. AHA! can be reached through Facebook.


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