Summer Xtreme Hike Arizona

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About Xtreme Hike

Thank you for your interest in Xtreme Hike – Grand Canyon 2018. Having reached the maximum number of participants for both 2018 hikes, registration has closed. We have created a waiting list for both our June and September hikes. Please contact our office at 602.224.0068 or email Jim Gmelich at jgmelich@cff.org for information about the hike and our wait list.

Join us for Xtreme Hike Grand Canyon and conquer one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Arizona chapter of the CF Foundation hosts this extraordinary endurance event to raise awareness and funds to help those with CF live longer, healthier lives and to one day find a cure. 

Xtreme Hike requires sacrifice and determination, and challenges each hiker to reach personal and philanthropic milestones which celebrate and support those living with CF. 

Due to the popularity of the hike, we have scheduled two Xtreme hikes for 2018. Our first Xtreme Hike takes place June1-3. The second is scheduled for September 14-16. Both of our hikes are traditional Rim to Rim experiences where hikers traverse 25 miles of canyon trails in one day.

With only 25 spots available, this is an exclusive opportunity to conquer one of the most challenging hikes in the United States. Due to the difficulty of this hike and the dangers inherent to Xtreme Hiking, we reserve the right to restrict hikers from entering the Grand Canyon and/or completing the challenge if not sufficiently prepared. 

Xtreme Hike 1 - June 1-3

June Xtreme Hikers traverse the canyon from the south rim to the north rim. Hikers will gather Friday afternoon at Yavapai Lodge on the south rim within Grand Canyon National Park for check-in, orientation and a pre-hike dinner celebration. Upon completing the Rim to Rim hike on Saturday, we will revel and recover at the beautiful and remote North Rim Lodge. Our celebration breakfast on Sunday caps the experience before our return home. Xtreme Hike Grand Canyon is limited to 25 hikers per hike. Each hiker strives to reach a fundraising goal of $3,000. 

Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Hikers ages 18 and older may participate. Registered hikers will receive hike preparation materials which will assist them in reaching their training and fundraising goals.

For specific information about Xtreme Hike Grand Canyon and hike sponsorship opportunities, please contact our office at 602-224-0068 or Jim Gmelich at jgmelich@cff.org.

Click here for information about our September 14-16 hike.

Click here for FAQs about the CF Foundation Xtreme Hike program

The journey of participation includes:

  • Three months of training hikes
  • Weekly workout calendar
  • Accommodations for 3 days and 2 nights
  • Transportation from hotel to trailhead and back on hike day
  • Official Xtreme Hike wicking shirt
  • Pre-hike pasta party
  • Prior to sunrise hike breakfast
  • 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 -  #InThisTogether ($2,269.00)
  2 -  Jenny's Entourage ($1,984.07)
  3 -  Brooklyn's 'Blazers ($500.00)
  4 -  MO Loves O2 ($300.00)
  5 -  WF Hiking Crew ($200.00)

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Top Hikers

  1 -  Self-Donation Ray Scardigno ($3,000.00)
  2 -  Self-Donation Margarete Cassalina ($1,508.00)
  3 -  Hailee Cowles ($1,126.96)
  4 -  Self-Donation Andrew Herrick ($1,054.07)
  5 -  Self-Donation Christina Renn ($670.00)

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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: $80,000.00

Raised: $9,490.03

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Hike Details

Date: 6/1/2018
Check-in: 3:00pm (6/1/2018)
Start Time: 5:00am (6/2/2018)
Trail Mileage: 25 Miles
Location: Grand Canyon,
Grand Canyon, AZ
Event Coordinator Name: Jim Gmelich
Event Coordinator Email: jgmelich@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 602-224-0068

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