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Illinois Xtreme Hike 2017

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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 national to raise funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis. Xtreme Hike is about reaching new heights physically and philanthropically. It is a journey of passion, determination, and personal triumph, as much as it is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with cystic fibrosis.

The Illinois Xtreme Hike takes place on the Manistee River Trail  All hikers will enjoy accommodations for three days and two nights at Crystal Mountain. This includes an energizing, pre-hike pasta party, pre-hike breakfast, post party dinner and a “Victory” breakfast on Sunday. The Xtreme Hike is limited to 40 people.

The journey of participation includes:

  • Three months of training hikes
  • 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

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 -  Just Breathe for Cory ($2,125.72)
  2 -  Anna B's Hikers ($1,500.00)
  3 -  Ann and Robert H. Luries Children's Hospital of Chicago ($600.00)
  4 -  Kayson' Crew ($585.00)

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Top Hikers

  1 -  Michelle Vermeland ($2,125.72)
  2 -  Lori Yoder ($1,500.00)
  3 -  Self-Donation Patricia Talley ($600.00)
  4 -  Self-Donation Kyle Musick ($565.00)
  5 -  Self-Donation Craig Riesenmey ($10.00)

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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: $4,810.72

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Hike Details

Date: 9/22/2017-9/24/2017
Check-in: TBD
Start Time: TBD
Trail Mileage: 21 Miles
Location: Manistee River Trail,
Thompsonville, MI
Event Coordinator Name: Michelle Minardi
Event Coordinator Email: mminardi@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 312-236-4491

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