Benefiting Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina

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The Trailblaze Challenge is an endurance event where participants tackle 28.3 miles of the Foothills Trail in one life-changing 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, participants are also challenged to raise much needed funds to grant the wishes of local children with critical illnesses.

Take the opportunity to push your limits and truly challenge yourself. We offer hike weekends in the spring and fall, so grab your friends, family and co-workers and make a difference on the Trailblaze Challenge.

Brandon
Cystic Fibrosis

15-year-old Brandon didn’t let his cystic fibrosis keep him from completing the obstacle course during his wish to be a Navy SEAL.

Emmalee
AML

13-year-old Emmalee wished to take her family to a tropical resort.