Gateway Xtreme Hike Fall 2019

Registration is currently closed. Please email jkempen@cff.org if you would like to be put on a waiting list.

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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.

In 2018, 43 hikers participated in our 6th annual Fall Xtreme Hike event, hiking 30.1 miles in just 1 day to raise awareness and vital funds towards the CF Foundation’s mission to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. During the 3 months leading up to Xtreme Hike Day, these hikers trained as a team under the guidance of experienced hike coaches, while raising over $180,000!

We’re thrilled to offer this life-changing experience once again in the Fall of 2019! We are excited to announce a new location for our 2019 event.

Join us on October 26th for 30.1 miles at Hawn State Park! 

All hikers will enjoy accommodations for three days and two nights. This includes an energizing, pre-hike pasta party, pre-hike breakfast, post party dinner and a “Victory” breakfast on Sunday.  As participants prepare for the physical challenge, hikers are encouraged to raise $2,500 through their personal and social media campaigns. 

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 shirt
  • Pre-hike pasta party
  • Prior to sunrise hike breakfast
  • Post hike dinner and reception
  • Victory breakfast

Interest Meetings 
March 27th, 2019 at Tapped in Maplewood at 6pm 
May 2nd, 2019 at O'Fallon Brewery in Maryland Heights at 6pm 

Hikers ages 18 and up may participate.  Click here to read the full Hike Event Policy.

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.

Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 20K Team Luechtefeld ($21,140.00)
  2 -  Team Isabelle ($5,032.50)
  3 -  Team V ($3,750.00)
  4 -  Gavin's Guardians ($3,340.00)
  5 -  Team Shelby- Tomorrows Leaders ($1,560.76)

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Top Hikers

  1 -  Super Hiker Alicia Luechtefeld ($6,930.00)
  2 -  Melanie Donnell ($3,750.00)
  3 -  Self-Donation Emily Alberico ($3,495.00)
  4 -  Self-Donation Joyce Blackwell ($2,500.00)
  5 -  Self-Donation Kelly Bandy ($2,000.00)

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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: $200,000.00

Raised: $44,858.26

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Hike Details

Date: 10/26/2019
Check-in: 10/25/2019 4:00 PM
Start Time: 10/26/2019 4:00 AM
Trail Mileage: 30.1 Miles
Location: Hawn State Park,
Ste. Genevieve, MO
Event Coordinator Name: Jason Kempen
Event Coordinator Email: jkempen@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 314-733-1241

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