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New location! New Adventures! One Amazing Day!

New this year, Trailblaze Challenge is offering a 22-mile or two-mile hike where participants can tackle the terrain of the Pinckney State Recreation Area - all in one amazing day! This is a hike, not a race, and caters to all levels from novice to advanced outdoor enthusiasts.

As well as being an extraordinary physical test, the real challenge is to raise much-needed funds to grant the wishes of Michigan children with critical illnesses. Now more than ever, hope is essential. Make-A-Wish Michigan is committed to ensuring that no eligible child waits a day longer than necessary to experience the hope and joy that a wish brings.

By supporting Trailblaze Challenge, you will help Make-A-Wish Michigan grant even more, wishes this year.

How Do I Get Started?

To begin this life-changing journey, click 'Register' above! There is a $100 self-donation for adult 22-mile hikers and a $50 self-donation for adult two-mile hikers. 

Spots fill up quickly - register today to reserve your spot!




Amarri, 11

I wish to have a puppy
gastrointestinal disorder

Amarri is a typically reserved 11-year-old boy. So his mom, Katherine, was surprised when she noticed him speaking up more along with a boost in con fidence. This change came after Amarri’s puppy Loki joined the family thanks to Make-A-Wish Michigan. “It means a lot with Loki coming into our family because it brought Amarri out of his shell,” Katherine said. “He’s a little bit more outgoing. He loves talking about the dog all the time.”

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Harper, 6

I wish to have a playhouse
respiratory disorder
Harper has a rare respiratory disorder where she stops breathing every time she goes to sleep. A tracheostomy allows the brave little girl to be hooked up to her ventilator at night. She struggles with feeling different from all of her friends. Harper had no idea that her wish would be waiting for her when she returned home from school. When she first saw her pink-and-white playhouse, Harper's mom, Ashley, described the moment as "pure joy and happiness."
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