Benefiting Make-A-Wish® Alabama

Are you ready to say goodbye to 2020 and start a new journey in the new year? If so, the Make-A-Wish Alabama Trailblaze Challenge is exactly what you are looking for!

This program features 12-weeks of training on Alabama and Tennessee's most beautiful trails. You will receive full support from experienced hike leaders and Make-A-Wish staff as you prepare to accomplish a 26.3-mile hike in one day on the Pinhoti Trail. 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, you will also be given all the tools needed to help you raise much-needed funds for wish kids in Alabama. Over 250 children are currently waiting on a wish, and the referrals have not slowed down during the pandemic. A wish gives children renewed energy and strength, brings families closer together and unites communities--come be a part of changing lives with the power fo a wish!

By supporting the Trailblaze Challenge, you will help Make-A-Wish® Alabama grant more than 95 wishes this year.

How Do I Get Started?

To begin your journey, you'll need to attend an information meeting, either in person or virtually. Info sessions are held on various dates between January 9 and January 24 in the Birmingham and Huntsville areas. Temperature checks, masks, and social distancing will be required at in-person meetings for everyone's safety. These meetings are designed to inform you about the mission of Make-A-Wish and describe in-detail the weekend-long hike event that will change your life!

Info sessions fill up quickly - RSVP today to reserve your spot! The deadline to register is January 27, 2021. Info sessions may be canceled if the event sells out prior to the meeting date, so don't delay! We want to see you out on the trails!

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6-year-old Angel wished to be a professional skateboarder.


7-year-old Avery wished to see snow and build a snowman.