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Xtreme Hike Illinois

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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. 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 Xtreme Hike takes place on the North Country Trail/ Manistee River Loop.  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. The Xtreme Hike is limited to 40 people.

The journey of participation includes:

  • 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 -  Just Breathe for Cory ($4,400.92)
  2 -  Kayson' Crew ($3,265.00)
  3 -  Breathe and Believe ($836.00)

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Top Hikers

  1 -  Super Hiker Self-Donation Jenny Thakkar ($5,310.00)
  2 -  Michelle Vermeland ($4,400.92)
  3 -  Self-Donation Kyle Musick ($3,025.00)
  4 -  Self-Donation Linda Bertrand ($2,520.00)
  5 -  Madison Lee ($678.00)

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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: $100,000.00

Raised: $18,014.42

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Hike Details

Date: 9/29/2018
Check-in: TBD
Start Time: 6:00 am
Trail Mileage: 21 Miles
Location: North Country Trail/ Manistee River Loop,
Thompsonville, MI
Event Coordinator Name: Michelle Hartwig
Event Coordinator Phone: 312-619-3925

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