Benefiting Make-A-Wish Michigan

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Trailblaze Challenge is more than a hike. It is more than a fundraiser. Trailblaze Challenge is a life-changing endurance experience that shares the journey Michigan wish kids go through with you, and ultimately helps Make-A-Wish® Michigan grant wishes to about 450 Michigan children this year.

The Challenge: 21 miles of the Manistee River Trail/North County Trail Loop - This scenic trek provides participants an opportunity for adventure, fun and fitness while making a direct impact on the lives of children in our community battling critical illnesses. This is a hike, not a race, and caters to all fitness levels, from novice to advanced outdoor enthusiasts.

How Do I Get Started?
To begin your 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!

genetic disorder

7-year-old Jade's wish to have a puppy gave her a special playmate that helps her manage a difficult illness.


gastrointestinal disorder

18-year-old Hunter's wish to meet Washington Capitals player Alexander Ovechkin was the experience of a lifetime.