Illinois Xtreme Hike 2016


About Xtreme Hike

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Xtreme Hike program takes hikers through some of the most scenic trails in the nationa 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 Greater Illinois Chapter is proud to present the 2016 Xtreme Hike. In just one day hikers will hike the 21 mile loop of the North Country Trail and Manistee River Trail to raise funds and awareness for the CF Foundation. 

All hikers will enjoy accommodations for three days and two nights at Crystal Mountain Resort.  This includes an energizing, pre-hike pasta party, pre-hike breakfast, post party dinner and a “Victory” breakfast on Sunday. As hikers prepare for the physical challenge, they are motivated to raise $2,500 through their personal and social media campaigns.  The Xtreme Hike is limited to 40 people. This is a can’t miss event!

The journey of participation includes:

  • Three months of training hikes
  • Daily workout calendar• Accommodations for 3 days and 2 nights at Crystal Mountain Resort
  • 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 -  Amazing Ava ($8,807.00)
  2 -  Team Don't Be A Nancy ($6,320.00)
  3 -  Kayson' Crew ($5,985.00)
  4 -  Just Breathe for Cory ($2,973.22)
  5 -  Ann and Robert H. Luries Children's Hospital of Chicago ($2,520.00)

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Top Hikers

  1 -  Super Hiker Self-Donation Andrew Simpson ($6,100.00)
  2 -  Super Hiker Katie Mangus ($5,929.00)
  3 -  Super Hiker Self-Donation Kyle Musick ($5,905.00)
  4 -  Super Hiker Self-Donation Patrick Mackenzie ($5,595.00)
  5 -  Self-Donation Craig Davidson ($3,935.00)

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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: $70,003.71

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Hike Details

Date: September 23-25, 2016
Check-in: TBD
Start Time: TBD
Trail Mileage: 21 Miles loop
Location: North Country Trail and Manistee River Trail, Brethren MI,
HOTEL: Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, MI
Event Coordinator Name: Michelle Minardi, mminardi@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 312-236-4491 Ext 111

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