Gateway Xtreme Hike 2016


In 2015, 59 hikers participated in our 3rd annual XTREME HIKE event, hiking 30.1 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 Day, these hikers trained as a team under the guidance of experienced hike coaches, while raising over $207,900!  Since its inception in 2013, Xtreme Hike has raised over $479,000 for the CF Foundation.

We’re thrilled to offer this life-changing experience once again in the Fall of 2016 and can't wait to share all the details with you at one of our information meetings beginning in March. Stay tuned for specific dates, times and locations.


  • Three month training program
  • Daily workout calendar
  • Weekly team hikes in and around the St. Louis area led by hiking coaches from May 28-September 3
  • 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
  • Post-Hike Celebration Dinner & Reception
  • Victory & Awards Breakfast

Learn more by contacting Jason Kempen at jkempen@cff.org  or (314) 733.1241

About Xtreme Hike

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Xtreme Hike event takes hikers through some of the most scenic trails in the nation while raising funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis.

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

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.

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

Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 50K Team Isabelle ($56,731.98)
  2 -  Top Team 20K Cambridge Burners ($27,871.10)
  3 -  Gavin's Guardians ($11,793.10)
  4 -  Get It Done ($7,473.09)
  5 -  65 problems but this HIKE ain't 1 ($4,710.00)

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Top Hikers

  1 -  Super Hiker Self-Donation Chad Borah ($20,500.00)
  2 -  Super Hiker Self-Donation John Tierney ($7,200.00)
  3 -  Super Hiker Self-Donation MARK TROKEY ($6,797.50)
  4 -  Super Hiker Self-Donation Diane Heffernan ($6,659.99)
  5 -  Super Hiker Self-Donation Rosemarie Wheeler ($6,361.00)

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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: $230,000.00

Raised: $198,469.02

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Hike Details

Date: September 9-11, 2016
Check-in: Friday, 4pm
Start Time: Saturday, 4am
Trail Mileage: 30.1 miles
Location: Ozark Trail, Mark Twain National Forest ,
Leasburg, MO
Event Coordinator Name: Jason Kempen jkempen@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone:

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