Chicago Xtreme Hike

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About Xtreme Hike

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

The Greater Illinois Chapter's Xtreme Hike, is a pledge based fundraising, 21 mile, day hike. Hikers explore the scenic terrain of the North Country Trail and Manistee River Loop in the Manistee National Forest. All hikers will enjoy accommodations for three days/two nights at the reknown Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa. This includes an energizing, pre-hike pasta party, a post-hike "finisher" BBQ, and a victory/awards brunch. In order to participate, hikers are encouraged to raise a minimum of $2,500 in pledges through their personal and social media campaigns. Group training hikes and clinics are held monthly around the Chicagoland area starting in May. Xtreme Hike is limited to 35 hikers, so reserve your spot today!

For more information, email Michelle Minardi at mminardi@cff.org or call 312.236.4491

Once registered, Michelle will contact you to provide the Xtreme Hike Binder, which is full of useful information about the hike and the training calendar. This will help you find the right gear, learn new excercises, and help you fundraise to accomplish this amazing feat.

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.

Kick off the spring training season with our endurance happy hour! Meet and greet your fellow runners, cyclists, climbers & hikers on Thursday, May 1st at Sully's House in Chicago (1501 N Dayton St.) and pick up your training binder! One drink and light appetizers are included. Cash bar to follow. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Amy Kozyra at akozyra@cff.org.  

Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 5K Team Lb ($14,610.54)
  2 -  Top Team 5K Amazing Ava ($13,360.00)
  3 -  Top Team 5K Don't Be a Nancy ($12,090.00)
  4 -  Top Team 5K Action Heights ($6,995.00)
  5 -  Top Team 5K Indy Backpackers ($5,500.00)

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Top Hikers

  1 -  Super Hiker Self-Donation David Taylor ($10,025.00)
  2 -  Super Hiker Self-Donation Michael & Sally Reiss ($10,000.00)
  3 -  Super Hiker Self-Donation John and Gail Steffen ($6,450.87)
  4 -  Super Hiker Rachel Colbert ($5,630.00)
  5 -  Maddi Bertrand ($4,476.00)

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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: $100,000.00

Raised: $98,502.41

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Hike Details

Date: 9/26/2014 - 09/28/2014
Check-in: Friday 4pm
Start Time: Saturday 4:30am
Trail Mileage: 21 Miles
Location: Thompsonville,
Thompsonville, MI

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