Challenge yourself mentally, physically and philanthropically by signing up for the Make-A-Wish®  Trailblaze Challenge 


The Trailblaze Challenge is a 26.6 mile hike where participants can tackle the terrain of the Catoctin Trail - 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 children in the Mid-Atlantic with critical illnesses. A wish gives children renewed energy and strength, brings families closer together and unites communities.

By supporting the Trailblaze Challenge, you will help Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic grant more than 451 wishes this year.

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! If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled information sessions, reach out to Sarah Bates at to schedule a virtual information session!

If you are intested in registering download the Trailblaze Challenge Information Packet and scan, fax or mail your completed registration form

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14-year-old Dvir's wish to go on a cruise transformed his life. 

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When Addy was 5-year-old, her wish to be a popstar in her own music video came true!

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