Founded in 2009 by Ariรฉ Moyal, HugTrain's mission is to offer a different perspective on the world and reduce social isolation by distributing and facilitating the exchange of hugs and peer-to-peer support by using technology to connect with people online and offline. This year, the 7th annual HugTour will crisscross North America from December 13, 2015 to January 7, 2016 raising spirits one hug at a time!

Plans for 2012-2013

So, we’re planning the 4th edition of HugTrainUSA! Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

We have decided to dedicate this year’s trip to the victims and survivors of this year’s movie theatre shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

Denver has been a regular stop on HugTrainUSA and our hearts and prayers are with the people of Denver during this difficult time.

The current itinerary for the 2012-13 trip is as follows:

Christmas Eve: Philadelphia & Pittsburgh
Christmas Day: Chicago & Saint Louis
12/26: Dallas, Forth Worth, Austin, San Antonio (overnight stop in San Antonio)
12/27 El Paso
12/28 & 12/29 Los Angeles
12/30 Depart Los Angeles, San Francisco overnight
12/31 San Francisco for New Year’s Eve
1/1 Depart San Francisco
1/2 Denver (6:38 PM – 7:10 PM – HugStop)
1/3 Chicago
1/4 Washington, DC (overnight)
1/5 Depart DC
1/6 Tampa (overnight)
1/7 Finale in Miami

More details and stops to follow

How you can help:

Organise an event at one of our stops!

Help us cover costs by sponsoring a t-shirt with a customised message and your branding that will be worn during the trip

Help us with in kind donations of accommodation, food, intracity travel, part or all of our Amtrak fare and data/phone costs.

Spread the word to your networks

And most importantly: HUG AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE ๐Ÿ™‚

HUGS for now! Hope to hear from you soon!


  1. Happy to get folks interested if you decide to link in the pacific northwest Seattle to Eugene (on way to San Francisco). I would do a Eugene Group.

  2. I will try to get it back in for next year but as I try to keep it within a 15 day span it won’t be feasible this year Planning to include it next year though ๐Ÿ™‚

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