Presented by Wheelhouse Credit Union

Ruth and Hikers

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 – From January through June, our program will 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.

How Do I Get Started?

To begin this life-changing journey, you'll need to attend an information sessions. These meetings begin in January 2022 and are designed to inform you about the training program, fundraising requirements, mission of Make-A-Wish and describe in detail the support you'll have along the way.

Select "RSVP" and complete the prompts to register for an info session. We will offer Zoom and in-person options. Check back soon for in-person times and locations. We look forward to meeting you! 

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Info Session Dates:

Please note, we are monitoring COVID-19 rates and following all state and CDC guidelines. In-person sessions may switch to Zoom and RSVPed attendees will be notified by email. Our schedule listed below will continue to be updated with the most current information. 

Tuesday, January 25th - 6PM at Columbia Sportswear Employee Store (3209 Lionshead Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92010)
Wednesday, January 26th - 6PM PST - Zoom
Thursday, January 27th - 6PM PST - Zoom
Saturday, January 29th - 10AM PST - YMCA Mission Valley (5505 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92110)
Monday, January 31st - 12PM PST - Zoom
Tuesday, February 1st - 6PM PST - Zoom
Wednesday, February 2nd - 6PM at Helix Brewing Co. (8101 Commercial St, La Mesa, CA 91942)
Thursday, February 3rd - 6PM PST - Zoom



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