Maryland Xtreme Hike

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About Xtreme Hike

The Maryland Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is proud to present the 2nd Annual XTREME HIKE TO CURE CYSTIC FIBROSIS on Saturday, September 27, 2014. In just one day, a dedicated team of Xtreme Hikers will hike a 20.1 mile stretch of the Tuscarora Trail in the George Washington National Park to raise funds and awareness for the CF Foundation's Mission to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.

Included in Your Hike Expereince

•Three month training program
•Daily workout calendar
•Weekly team hikes in and around the Charlotte area
•Accommodations for 3 days and 2 nights near the trail head
•Transportation to and from the trail on Hike Day
•Aid stations along the trail stocked with food and hydration
•XTREME HIKE wicking shirt
•Pre-Hike Pasta Party on September 26
•Post-Hike Celebration Dinner & Reception
•Victory & Awards Breakfast on September 28

Why We Hike

In 2009, avid hikers and longtime Foundation supporters, John Barlow and Amos Beason presented themselves with a challenge: hike 30 miles in a single day to give hope to those who may never have the opportunity to experience the thrill of climbing a mountain or the wonders of the outdoors.  After a long and grueling day of hiking, they accomplished their goal and their passion has inspired hikers throughout the CF community and beyond to continue hiking until a cure is found.  In just five short years, the XTREME HIKE program in Charlotte has raised more than $1.7 Million for vital CF research, care and education.

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Saturday, August 23, 8am

A Moderate 12.2 Miles:
I-70 to Crampton Gap, Via Fox Gap, Turners Gap and Washington Monument!

The hike crosses easy terrain, and makes for a long, yet easy hike of 12.2 miles from I-70 to Crampton Gap, our end point.

Trail Information

Nearby City: Burkittsville
Length: 12.3 total miles
Route: From I-70 to Crampton Gap through Fox Gap and Turners Gap
Trail Type: Point-to-Point with Shuttle Service
Skill Level: Easy Side of Moderate (Moderate Only Due to Length, Otherwise An Easy Hike)
Duration: 7 hours
Elevation: +/- 900 to 1772 to 1250 ft
Direction: North to South
Natural History Feature: White Rocks vista on Lambs Knoll

To register or for more information contact:
Jim Wetzel at jimwetzel53@gmail.com or 443-510-1467

Sunday, August 24, 8am

Avalon Super loop - Patapsco State Park
A Challenging 12.7 miles/20 km
Duration: Full day

Overview: Do the entire Avalon Patapsco State Park in 1 day! This loop covers the majority of the Avalon area, with muliple ruins, waterfalls and other artigacts to find along the way.

Bring a hiking pole for steep areas
Bring a backpack with plenty of water and food
Get a trail map from the ranger station for $6

Park entrance fee $4

To register or for more information contact:
Kyle Bray at kbray07@gmail.com or 410-507-4075

Join us as an XTREME HIKE Partner 

It is with great honor that we invite your company to join us as a partner of the 2014 XTREME HIKE program. The Hike has quickly become a popular event among athletes and outdoor enthusiasts from the DC Metro region and beyond. It is only through the generosity of volunteers and community-minded businesses that it will continue to grow and help fund life-saving CF research. 

For more information contact Simone Jowett at 410.628.0795 or sjowett@cff.org

Top Teams

  1 -  Arianas Roses ($877.00)
  2 -  Team Haas ($465.00)
  3 -  Let's Get Tricia-Tough! ($50.00)

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Top Hikers

  1 -  Lisa Hamburger ($2,786.00)
  2 -  Jonathan Hamburger ($2,750.00)
  3 -  Self-Donation David Demuth ($2,672.62)
  4 -  Self-Donation James Wetzel ($1,880.00)
  5 -  Self-Donation Kendal Herz ($1,235.00)

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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: $65,000.00

Raised: $16,396.93

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Hike Details

Date: 09/27/2014
Check-in: Friday
Start Time: Saturday
Trail Mileage:
Location: Tuscarora Trail/George Washington National Park, VA,
Winchester, VA

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