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 (firstname.lastname@example.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
#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.
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: $11,555.00Donate Now
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 ½ XH
Location: Natural Bridge Historic Hotel,
Natural Bridge, VA
Event Coordinator Name: LaDonna Austin
Event Coordinator Email: email@example.com
Event Coordinator Phone: 804.527.1500
Please convert cash donations into a money order or check before mailing or bringing to the event.