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Wisconsin Xtreme Hike 2017

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About Xtreme Hike

Welcome to the 5th Annual Wisconsin Xtreme Hike. Since 2013, our hikers have traversed over 3,600 miles of the Ice Age Trail (IAT) and have raised $500,000 toward finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). We are excited to bring our hike back to the challenging trails through Devil's Lake State Park. Featuring rolling prairies, wooded slopes, dense forests, balanced rock stairs and stone steps, this landscape carved by glaciers epitomizes the physical and philanthropic challenge of Xtreme Hike. We celebrate the beauty of Wisconsin and take on the challenging task of creating a better future for people fighting CF. 

The Wisconsin Xtreme Hike will take place over the weekend of September 29, 30 and October 1, with 30 miles of trail to be conquered on Saturday. With seasoned hike guides, support staff and aid stations every 4-6 miles, our hikers face this challenge together with the tools to succeed. Over the weekend, you will enjoy accommodations for three days and two nights at Devil's Head Resort which includes our classic Friday night pasta party, our post hike blow-out dinner celebration and our ‘victory’ brunch on Sunday. 

Cystic fibrosis is a life-shortening disease which requires our commitment to find a cure. Xtreme Hike embodies this challenge in mind, body and soul. While we prepare physically for Xtreme Hike, we also challenge ourselves to raise individual amounts of $2,500 with a state goal of $140,000. We hike for those that physically can’t and we raise funds to give the opportunity for all CF patients to lead full and productive lives. 

The journey of participation includes: 
10 weeks of training hikes starting July 22nd 
Training, work out, and hiking coaches 
Urban hike tours and weekday Happy Hour Hikes 
Direct interaction with CF parents and patients 
Daily workout calendar 
Accommodations for 3 days and 2 nights 
Transportation to and from the trail on Hike Day 
Aid stations along the trail, stocked with refreshing food and beverages 
Official Xtreme Hike wicking shirt 
Pre-hike pasta party 
Prior to sunrise hike breakfast 
Post hike dinner and reception 
Victory breakfast 

For more information, please contact Lisa Fero 262-798-2060: lfero@cff.org

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

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.

Top Teams

  1 -  The A's Team ($2,500.00)
  2 -  Adventure Girls ($1,720.00)
  3 -  Matt's Team for Tricia ($820.00)
  4 -  Las Hadas Madrinas ($600.00)
  5 -  Ethos ($150.00)

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Top Hikers

  1 -  Self-Donation Thomas Hunter ($1,500.00)
  2 -  Self-Donation Michele Morales ($1,250.00)
  3 -  Self-Donation Bob Mortensen ($1,000.00)
  4 -  Carolyn Clow ($600.00)
  5 -  Self-Donation Jennifer Grosshandler ($470.00)

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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: $140,000.00

Raised: $6,090.00

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Hike Details

Date: 9/29/2017-10/1/2017
Check-in: Friday, September 29th at 6:30 PM
Start Time: Saturday, September 30th, 6:00 AM
Trail Mileage: 30 Miles
Location: Devil's Lake State Park - National Scenic Ice Age Trail,
Baraboo, WI
Event Coordinator Name: Lisa Fero
Event Coordinator Email: lfero@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 262-798-2060

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