The Hiker’s Journey

The Charlotte Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is proud to present the 2019 XTREME HIKE to Cure Cystic Fibrosis.  In just one day, a dedicated team of Xtreme Hikers will hike the 30.1 mile stretch of the famed Appalachian Trail from Damascus, VA to Grayson Highlands State Park in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the CF Foundation’s mission to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.  Hikers will train for three months to prepare for this amazing journey.  Each participant also sets a goal to raise funds to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  We will provide you with all of the tools needed to reach your goals, both on and off the trail.

Contact Stephanie Cherry to learn more and get started today! scherry@cff.org or (704) 321-7852

2019 Fall Hike Interest Meetings:

Saturday, June 22nd - 11:00 AM at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Charlotte Chapter Office - 4600 Park Road Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28209 

Sunday, July 14th - 11:00 AM at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Charlotte Chapter Office - 4600 Park Road Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28209

Included in Your Hike Experience

  • Three month training program
  • Daily workout calendar
  • Weekly team hikes in and around the Charlotte area
  • Accommodations for 3 days and 2 nights near the trail head
  • Transportation to and from the trail on Hike Day
  • Aid stations along the trail stocked with food and hydration
  • XTREME HIKE wicking shirt
  • Pre-Hike Pasta Dinner
  • Post-Hike Celebration Dinner & Reception
  • Victory & Awards Breakfast

Why We Hike

In 2009, avid hikers and longtime Foundation supporters, John Barlow and Amos Beason presented themselves with a challenge: hike 30 miles in a single day to give hope to those who may never have the opportunity to experience the thrill of climbing a mountain or the wonders of the outdoors.  After a long and grueling day of hiking, they accomplished their goal and their passion has inspired hikers throughout the CF community and beyond to continue hiking until a cure is found.  In just 10 years, the XTREME HIKE program in Charlotte has raised more than $5 Million for vital CF research, care and education.

Hikers ages 18 and up may participate.  Click here to read the full Hiker Age Policy.