The first Armenian Genocide Centennial 100km tribute hike/cycle/ride kicks off on Thanksgiving Day. The event is in honor the Armenians in the Turkish Empire who were forced to march to their death in World War 1. The tribute involves a hike 100km ( 62 miles ) for the 100 years, spread over four days,Thanksgiving Day through Sunday.
The hike in the San Gabriel Mountains for the first three days. Participants will camp out at night. On the last day, the hikers will exit on Lake Avenue in Pasadena and walk all the way to the Montebello Armenian Genocide Memorial in Montebello where they will be joined by the cyclists and motorcycle riders.
Armenian Hikers Association, AHA!, Armenian Hiking Society, Armenian Cycling Association, and Hye Riders MC Club are sponsoring the event. Participants are raising funds, which will be donated to Research on Armenian Architecture.