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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 confidence. 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

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