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Trailblaze Challenge

Virtual - Blaze Your Own Trail

Blaze Your Own Trail

Blaze Your Own Trail is a virtual endurance program benefiting Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina. It encourages participants to hike, walk, run, bike, swim, and move their way to accomplishing 28.3 cumulative active miles.

Inspired by the Trailblaze Challenge program, where participants hike 28.3 miles in one day, Blaze Your Own Trail is designed to provide another fun and healthy way to make life-changing wishes possible for children with critical illnesses. A completely virtual experience allows participants to complete the challenge at their convenience while still making a difference.

In-Person - Trailblaze Challenge

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Due to COVID-19, we are postponing in-person hike weekends. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about the traditional Trailblaze Challenge program.


The Trailblaze Challenge is an endurance event where participants tackle 28.3 miles of the Foothills Trail in one life-changing 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, participants are also challenged to raise much needed funds to grant the wishes of local children with critical illnesses.

Take the opportunity to push your limits and truly challenge yourself. We offer hike weekends in the spring and fall, so grab your friends, family and co-workers and make a difference on the Trailblaze Challenge. The first step in signing up is to attend an information meeting. These meetings take place each year in January - February for the spring season and June for the fall season.

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Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina
217 E. Tremont Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 339-0334
Toll Free (877) 677-9474
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