Benefiting Make-A-Wish® San Diego

 


Traiblaze Challenge San Diego presented by Wheelhouse

The Trailblaze Challenge is more than a hike. It is more than a fundraiser. The Trailblaze Challenge is a life-changing endurance experience that challenges participants physically and emotionally, and ultimately helps Make-A-Wish San Diego grant wishes to the 300 children with critical illnesses in our region. 


THE CHALLENGE – 28 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail in one day - 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.


THE PROGRAM - For 14 weeks, you will train with and work alongside Make-A-Wish staff and experienced hike leaders to prepare you for your journey in both training and fundraising. You'll receive a personal training schedule, have the opportunity to participate in weekly training hikes and receive instruction on footwear and hiking gear from seasoned professionals. Make-A-Wish will make sure that you have every tool available to make you successful on and off the trail! 

THE MANTRA - "It's not a race. It's a journey." In this program, there are no winners or losers. Our goal is to bring people together to build community around families who are faced with the harsh realities of critical illnesses. When you take your first step on your journey as a Trailblazer, you are paving the way for a brighter tomorrow for children right here in your community.

By supporting the Trailblaze Challenge, you will help Make-A-Wish San Diego grant even more 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. To find a session near you, select "RSVP for a Meeting" at the top of this page.

Click here for Info Session Dates:

Available info sessions:

Wednesday 1/15/20 - Mission Valley YMCA
630-8pm - 5505 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92110

Thursday 1/16/20 - Milestone Running PB
7-830pm - 1892 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

Saturday 1/18/20 - REI San Diego
1pm-230pm - 5556 Copley Dr, San Diego, CA 92111
To secure your spot, you must RSVP through REI's website

Wednesday 1/22/20 - Mission Valley YMCA
630-8pm - 5505 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92110

Thursday 1/23/20 - Prana Employee Store
7-830pm - 3209 Lionshead Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92010

Monday 1/27/20 - Mission Valley YMCA
630-8pm - 5505 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92110

Tuesday 1/28/20 - REI Encinitas
630-8pm - 1590 Leucadia Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024
To secure your spot, you must RSVP through REI's website

Wednesday 1/29/20 - REI San Diego
630-8pm - 5556 Copley Dr, San Diego, CA 92111
To secure your spot, you must RSVP through REI's website

Thursday 1/30/20 - Milestone Running PB
830pm - 1892 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

Monday 2/3/20 - Prana Employee Store
7-830pm - 3209 Lionshead Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92010

Tuesday 2/4/20 - Wheelhouse Credit Union Downtown San Diego
12-1pm - 320 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

Wednesday 2/5/20 - Prana Employee Store
7-8:30pm - 3209 Lionshead Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92010

Thursday 2/6/20 - Wheelhouse Credit Union El Cajon
6-7:30pm - 306 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021

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.