The Trailblaze Challenge is a 18-mile hike where participants can tackle the terrain of the Shenandoah National Park - 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 Greater Virginia with critical illnesses. Now more than ever, hope is essential. Make-A-Wish is committed to ensuring that no eligible child waits to experience the hope and joy that a wish brings.
By supporting the Trailblaze Challenge, you will help Make-A-Wish America grant even more wishes this year nationally.
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 fill up quickly - RSVP today to reserve your spot!
Don't Want To Hike But Still Want To Help?
If you want to skip the hike but still help by fundraising for Make-A-Wish, complete this form to have your fundraising page created (HIKERS- please do not complete this form, scroll to the top of the page and click the RSVP button. This is a fundraising only option)
"Children like Charlotte need a wish because it gives them hope … It made her forget about the bad times, living in the hospital, the needles, the pain, the teas — it gave her the hope that we couldn't. To have this wish made her believe that there is good to be found in the world, too."
Estela, Charlotte’s mom
Read Charlotte's story
"The wish has brought so much joy to David's life. He now has something he can look forward to every morning. He can physically touch it, hold it and see it, and that brings him so much hapiness."
Maria, David’ mom
Read David's story