Event Information

Event Date: September 8 - 10, 2023
Event Location: Bear Mountain & Harriman State Park
Length of Hike: 26.2 Miles
Registration Fees: A $100 personal donation is requested at time of registration and will be credited toward your overall fundraising goal.
Event Schedule: All hikers are hosted Friday - Sunday for the Challenge! Everyone is welcomed to our Host Hotel on Friday evening to kick-off the amazing weekend with networking and a Pasta Party! Saturday is hike day where we are with you every step of the way on the mountain, then welcome you back to the hotel for a Celebration Reception Saturday evening. Sunday concludes the Challenge with a Farewell Brunch and pin dedication.

About the Trailblaze Challenge

The Trailblaze Challenge is a 26.2-mile hike where participants can tackle the terrain of the Bear Mountain & Harriman State Park Trail - all in one amazing day! 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 Connecticut with critical illnesses. A wish gives children renewed energy and strength, brings families closer together and unites communities.

By supporting the Trailblaze Challenge, you will help Make-A-Wish Connecticut grant even more wishes this year.