Benefiting Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina

Blaze Your Own Trail is a virtual endurance program benefiting Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina. It encourages participants to hike, walk, run, bike, swim, and move their way to accomplishing 28.3 cumulative active miles, while helping our chapter grant local wishes to children battling critical illnesses.

Inspired by the Trailblaze Challenge program, where participants hike 28.3 miles in one day, Blaze Your Own Trail is designed to provide another fun and healthy way to make life-changing wishes possible for children with critical illnesses. A completely virtual experience allows participants to complete the challenge at their convenience while still making a difference.

The first step in Blazing Your Own Trail starts by completing your registration. All registered participants will receive a Blaze Your Own Trail t-shirt and the opportunity to raise additional funds and earn more BYOT gear*. The more you raise, the more you get!

$150 - Blaze Your Own Trail (BYOT) wish star medallion
$300 - BYOT Wish Star Medallion and finisher car magnet
$500 - BYOT wish star medallion, finisher car magnet, collectible event pin
$2,500 - all listed swag AND automatic participation credit for a future Trailblaze Challenge hike event

*All fundraising totals include $60 registration fee.
All items will be mailed to participant address provided at registration after the event*

Grab your friends, family and co-workers and make a difference by Blazing Your Own Trail!

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.


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