Virginia Xtreme Hike 2018


About Xtreme Hike

In 2017, 58 hikers along with 12 hike guides participated in our 5th annual Virginia Xtreme Hike event, hiking 32 miles in just 1 day to raise awareness and vital funds towards the CF Foundation’s mission to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. During the 3 months leading up to Xtreme Hike, these hikers trained as a team under the guidance of experienced hike coaches, while raising over $111,000!

Xtreme Hike is about reaching new heights physically and philanthropically.  It is a journey of passion, determination, and personal triumph, as much as it is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with cystic fibrosis.

We’re thrilled to offer this life-changing experience once again!  The 2018 Xtreme Hike is a marathon distance, 26.2 miles in one day, (a ½ XH 13.1 mile option will also be available) and takes place Saturday afternoon – Monday morning.  All hikers will enjoy accommodations for 3 days and 2 nights at Natural Bridge Historic Hotel.  This includes a pre-hike “Carb-loading” pasta dinner Saturday, post-hike “Finishers” dinner party Sunday, and a “Celebration” breakfast on Monday.  As hikers prepare for the physical challenge, they are encouraged to raise $2,500 through their personal and social media campaigns. 

The journey of participation includes:

  • 3 months of training hikes beginning in July
  • Daily workout calendar beginning in June
  • Accommodations for 3 days and 2 nights near the trailhead
  • Transportation to and from the trail on Hike day
  • Aid stations along the trail stocked with refreshing food, beverages, and first aid supplies
  • Official Xtreme Hike wicking shirt
  • Saturday Pre-hike pasta party
  • Sunday Post-hike dinner party
  • Monday Celebration breakfast

The journey starts the moment you sign up. You will receive personal coaching, participate in training hikes and connect with a community of people who share your aspiration to reach new heights. Learn about Xtreme Hike events across the country.

Contact LaDonna Austin at the CFF Virginia Chapter office (laustin@cff.org or 804.527.1500) for more information or join us for the 2018 Xtreme Hike Kick-off and Reunion Party in February (contact LaDonna for details). 

Training Hikes: (locations to be determined)|
#1 – July 7
#2 – July 21
#3 – August 4
#4 – August 25
#5 – September 15

Hikers ages 18 and up may participate.  Click here to read the full Hiker Age Policy.

Top Teams

  1 -  Team Thomas ($5,505.00)
  2 -  Chase for a Cure ($1,500.00)
  3 -  Giving CF the Boot! ($1,050.00)
  4 -  Friends of Alex ($950.00)
  5 -  Team Mamie ($500.00)

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Top Hikers

  1 -  Super Hiker Self-Donation Edwige Griffith ($5,505.00)
  2 -  Genevieve Alley ($1,500.00)
  3 -  Bob And Amy Boyd ($950.00)
  4 -  Amy McCracken ($650.00)
  5 -  Self-Donation Lisa Borchert ($500.00)

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Volunteer for Xtreme Hike

Would you like to join the volunteer team or do you know someone who would enjoy being a part of a winning team? There are many skill-enhancing and fun volunteer opportunities to experience. The contribution of each volunteer helps make Xtreme Hike more enjoyable and it helps raise funds to cure cystic fibrosis.

Become a Volunteer

Hike Goal: $150,000.00

Raised: $11,555.00

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Hike Details

Date: 9/29/2018 - 10/1/2018
Check-in: Saturday, 9/29/18 4 pm
Start Time: Sunday, 9/30/18 (Time TBD)
Trail Mileage: 26.2 miles XH and 13.1 miles XH
Location: Natural Bridge Historic Hotel,
Natural Bridge, VA
Event Coordinator Name: LaDonna Austin
Event Coordinator Email: laustin@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 804.527.1500

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