Presented by Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas

The Trailblaze Challenge 

The Trailblaze Challenge is a 26.2-mile hike where participants can tackle the terrain in Valley of Fire Backcountry! 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 Southern Nevada with critical illnesses, with each registered hiker committing to raising $2,500. A wish gives children renewed energy and strength, brings families closer together, and unites communities.

THE CHALLENGE - Hike 26.2 miles in beautiful Valley of Fire backcountry in one day! This scenic trek provides participants an opportunity for adventure, fun, and fitness while directly impacting the lives of children in our community battling critical illnesses.

THE PROGRAM - From November through January, our program will prepare you for your journey in both training and fundraising. For those new to adventuring, 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. For those new to fundraising, you'll receive weekly fundraising tips, strategies, and guides on making the best possible to reach your goal! Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada will ensure that you have every tool available to make you successful on and off the trail!

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE - Join us at an information session to learn more about event weekend, the training program, fundraising guidance, and why every step and dollar you will take will make a difference to a critically ill child waiting on their heartfelt wish.

  • Tuesday, October 11th at 6:00 pm - The Wishing Place - RSVP Here
  • Saturday, October 29th at 12:00 pm - The Wishing Place - RSVP Here

How Do I Get Started?

To begin this life-changing journey, click 'Register' above!

Spots fill up quickly - register today to reserve your spot!


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Chairalis, 18

"Her wish has helped her a lot. She’s more secure and able to smile and express herself. Plus, her inner beauty now shines through her new, beautiful smile. It’s motivation to keep fighting alongside her day by day."

Carlos, Chairalis’ dad

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