Sponsored by Wheelhouse Credit Union

Carrie

THE CHALLENGE – Hike 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. The hike 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. 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. Make-A-Wish will make sure that you have every tool available to make you successful on and off the trail!

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 meeting. These meetings are designed to inform you about the mission of Make-A-Wish and describe in detail the weekend-long hike event.

Info sessions begin January - schedule yours today! Select "RSVP" at the top of this page and complete the prompts. We'll send you a reminder email as we get closer to the date. Info Session dates:

-Tuesday, January 17th, 2023 - 6pm @ Wheelhouse Credit Union
9212 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92123
-Wednesday, January 18th, 2023 - 6pm @ Helix Brewing
8101 Commercial St. La Mesa, CA 91942

-Thursday, January 19th, 2023 - 6pm via Zoom. Link will be sent ahead of time.

-Saturday, January 21st, 2023 - 10am @ REI San Diego
5556 Copley Dr. San Diego, CA 92111
Note: this session will take place outdoors. Please dress accordingly.
-Monday, January 23rd, 2023 - 6pm @ Nomad Ventures
405 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
-Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 - 6pm @ REI San Diego
5556 Copley Dr. San Diego, CA 92111
Note: this session will take place outdoors. Please dress accordingly.
-Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 - 6pm @ Second Chance Beer Co. Carmel Mountain
15378 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128
-Thursday, January 26th, 2023 - 6pm @ Milestone Running PB
1892 Garnet Ave. San Diego, CA 92109
-Saturday, January 28th, 2023 - 10am @ YMCA Mission Valley
5505 Friars Rd. San Diego, CA 92110
-Tuesday, January 31st, 2023 - 6pm @ Columbia Sportswear Employee Store
3209 Lionshead Ave. Carlsbad, CA 92010
-Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 - 6pm @ Helix Brewing
8101 Commercial St. La Mesa, CA 91942
-Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 - 6pm @ YMCA Mission Valley
5505 Friars Rd. San Diego, CA 92110

 

 

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