Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike

Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike – Bozeman, Montana

Veteran and Military Support Event Improves Mental Health and Saves Lives in Unconventional Fashion

On June 11, 2022 veterans and military service members will take to the streets of Bozeman, Montana for the annual Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike. During the 2022 season, over 90 events will bring thousands of veterans together across the United States. Veteran and military participants hike anywhere from 8 – 14 miles, some carrying heavy packs, some in wheelchairs, but all in a spirit of support and camaraderie with a singular mission – to eliminate veteran suicide. Veterans normally hike wearing only their combat boots and “Silkies”, traditional military physical training shorts full of nostalgia that help promote an environment of humor and camaraderie.

Irreverent Warriors, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN: 47-4789126) whose mission is to: bring veterans together using humor and camaraderie to improve mental health and prevent veteran suicide. According to numerous studies, including a commonly referenced VA Suicide Data Report conducted in 2012, at least 22 veterans and military service members commit suicide daily. Although this statistic has become very well-known, it is often considered a gross underestimation of reality. Irreverent Warriors has stood up to fit an unmet demand by introducing its members and participants to a life-saving network of support through their events and community. “Everyone fights their battles and heals from trauma differently, but one thing is consistent; no one should have to do it alone”.

We ask ALL of our Veterans and Military Service Members to hike with us in this event! We also ask family members, friends, and the community for their support and invite them to register as a volunteer or join us at the stops. Please cheer and/or honk if you pass our hikers on the route as they deeply appreciate your support.

Who: Veterans and Military Service Members (Active Duty, Reservists, and National Guard)

What: Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike – Bozeman, Montana

When: June 11 2022, Registration 7:30-9:00 am, Step-Off 9:30 am

Where: Billions Automotive Group Parking Lot. We will be stopping at multiple locations throughout the hike on a 10 mile loop to enjoy a scenic day of laughter, food, drink, outdoor activities.

Press Availability: YES! Press is invited to join us at the start point - Coordinators will be available for comments. For on-air and pre-event interviews, or more information about the event, please contact:

Marty Hopes:, (406) 600-6242

More information:

Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike – Bozeman

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For more information on Irreverent Warriors:  http://www.irreverentwarriors....

Calendar   Community Events
Location Downtown Bozeman
Date Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 9:00am - 4:00pm
Duration   7h
Repeats? No