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AKHG announced as Exclusive Apparel Sponsor for American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®

April 7, 2022

Media Contact

American Hiking Society
Heather Klein Olson
Senior Director for Development
Phone: 301.565.6704 ext. 701

AKHG & Duluth Trading Co.
Turner PR
Phone: 212.889.1700

Silver Spring, MD

American Hiking Society, a national nonprofit organization empowering all to enjoy, share and preserve the hiking experience, is proud to announce a two-year partnership agreement with AKHGTM, the newest outdoor apparel brand to join the market, as the Exclusive Apparel Sponsor of National Trails Day® for 2022 and 2023.

AKHGTM offers solution-based apparel and outerwear for hiking, fishing, camping and more. The brand aims to provide clothes and gear for those who love the rolled-up-sleeves side of adventure and embrace the work that goes with playing in the wild.

 “At Duluth Trading Co., we’re committed to building a better world, two hands at a time,” said Luke Gibson, Director of Marketing, Duluth Trading Co. “We’re excited to roll up our sleeves alongside our partners at American Hiking Society to work to empower those from all walks of life to enjoy and preserve the hiking experience.”

For 30 years, American Hiking Society has hosted National Trails Day®. Taking place on the first Saturday in June, National Trails Day® is a day of public events aimed at advocacy and trail service. Through hosted events in all 50 states, thousands of hikers, bikers, rowers, horseback riders, trail clubs, federal and local agencies, land trusts, and businesses come together in partnership to advocate for, maintain, clean up, and ensure welcoming access for all to public lands and trails.

National Trails Day® 2021 saw 565 registered events across the United States, with over 36,000 participants. Nearly half of these events focused on trail stewardship, with 111 miles of trail maintained and restored thanks to volunteers and event participants. 

“Since American Hiking Society’s establishment in 1976 we have improved trail access for millions of people across the US. We’ve maintained over 45,000 miles of trails through our volunteer programs, partnered with emerging leaders in our NextGen Trail Leaders program, and advocated for equitable access to and the protection of public land,” notes Kate Van Waes, Executive Director of American Hiking Society. “We simply could not do this without collaboration from corporate sponsors like AKHG. We are so grateful for their support and look forward to a long-lasting partnership.”


About American Hiking Society

Founded in 1976 American Hiking Society is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering all to enjoy, share and preserve the hiking experience.


AKHG™ is an outdoor apparel brand within the Duluth Trading Co. family that was created for those who roll up their sleeves for adventure and Live Life Less Soft™️. The brand’s collection of apparel, accessories and gear offer functional design inspired by life in the vast Alaskan wilderness. Built to withstand the harshest of climates and toughest terrain, yet versatile enough for varied outdoor recreational uses like hiking, fishing, camping and snow sports, AKHG is dedicated to honoring the work of play. All products built by Duluth Trading Co. are backed by the company’s “Superior Standard” and supported with outstanding customer service under the “No Bull Guarantee.” To learn more, visit or one of the 65 Duluth Trading store locations nationwide.