Gateway Xtreme Hike Fall 2018


About Xtreme Hike

In 2017, 44 hikers participated in our 5th annual Fall 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 $160,000!

We’re thrilled to offer this life-changing experience once again in the Fall of 2018!

All hikers will enjoy accommodations for three days and two nights at Wilderness Lodge Resort.  This includes an energizing, pre-hike pasta party, pre-hike breakfast, post party dinner and a “Victory” breakfast on Sunday.  As participants prepare for the physical challenge, hikers are encouraged to raise $2,500 through their personal and social media campaigns. 

The journey of participation includes:

  • Three months of training hikes
  • Daily workout calendar
  • 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 and beverages
  • Official Xtreme Hike wicking shirt
  • Pre-hike pasta party
  • Prior to sunrise hike breakfast
  • Post hike dinner and reception
  • Victory breakfast

Learn more by contacting Jason Kempen at jkempen@cff.org or by calling 314-733-124

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 ($80,763.48)
  2 -  Top Team 20K Team Luechtefeld ($26,533.00)
  3 -  Cambridge Burners ($19,245.11)
  4 -  Team Shelby- Tomorrows Leaders ($4,719.00)
  5 -  Team V ($3,340.00)

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Top Hikers

  1 -  Super Hiker Julie Council ($13,175.00)
  2 -  Super Hiker Self-Donation Steve Liescheidt ($12,630.11)
  3 -  Super Hiker Self-Donation John Tierney ($10,133.05)
  4 -  Super Hiker Self-Donation Kristine Hettenhausen ($7,636.00)
  5 -  Super Hiker Self-Donation Dana Trokey ($7,290.00)

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Volunteer for Xtreme Hike

Each volunteer helps make Xtreme Hike an incredible event. Would you like to join the volunteer team? Do you have a friend or loved one who may want to be part of this effort as well? There are many skill-enhancing and fun volunteer opportunities to experience. Every volunteer makes a powerful impact, helping to raise awareness and funds in the CF Foundation’s quest for a cure for this disease.

Become a Volunteer

Hike Goal: $200,000.00

Raised: $163,048.59

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Hike Details

Date: 9/7/2018 - 9/9/2017
Check-in: 3 PM
Start Time: 4 AM
Trail Mileage: 30.1 Miles
Location: Ozark Trail,
Lesterville, MO
Event Coordinator Name: Jason Kempen
Event Coordinator Email: jkempen@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 314-733-1241

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