Trailblaze Challenge Participants

THE CHALLENGE - Taking on the 22-mile hike along the Bartram Trail in one incredible day.  This scenic trek provides participants an opportunity for adventure, fun and fitness while making a direct impact on the lives of the Georgia wish kids we serve. This is a hike, not a race, and caters to all fitness levels, from novice to advanced outdoor enthusiasts.

THE PROGRAM - For 16 weeks, you will train and work alongside Make-A-Wish Georgia staff and experienced hike leaders to prepare you for your journey in both training and fundraising. You'll receive a personal training schedule, have the opportunity to participate in bi-weekly group training hikes and receive instruction on trail gear from seasoned professionals. Make-A-Wish Georgia will make sure that you have every tool available to make you successful on and off the trail!

THE MANTRA - "It's not a race. It's a journey." In this program, there are no winners or losers. Our goal is to bring people together to build a community around families who are faced with the harsh realities of critical illnesses. When you take your first step on your journey as a Trailblazer, you are paving the way for a brighter tomorrow for children right here in your community!

The Trailblaze Challenge is more than a hike. It is more than a fundraiser. The Trailblaze Challenge is a life-changing endurance experience that challenges participants both physically and emotionally, and ultimately helps Make-A-Wish Georgia grant wishes to Georgia wish kids battling their critical illness. Now more than ever, hope is essential. Make-A-Wish is committed to ensuring that no eligible child waits to experience the hope and joy that a wish brings.

How Do I Get Started?

To begin this life-changing journey, you'll need to attend an information meeting. These meetings are designed to inform you about the mission of Make-A-Wish and describe in detail the weekend-long hike event.

Info sessions fill up quickly - RSVP today to reserve your spot!

Isaiah, 15

nervous system disorder

I wish to have a backyard basketball court

"He's never felt special, no matter how much we try to show him. All the effort and support from family and friends helped him see that he is important. It made him feel special."

Kim, wish mom

Read Isaiah's story

Featured Kids - Isaiah

Roslyn, 5


I wish to bake cakes for my care team at the hospital

"I'm going to give them to my doctors because they helped me when I had cancer."

Roslyn, wish child

Read Roslyn's story

Featured Wish Kid - Roslyn