Charlotte Spring Xtreme Hike 2019

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About Xtreme Hike

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 a 30.1 mile stretch of the famed Appalachian Trail 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

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.

Learn More: Contact us to learn more about how this adventure will change your life while giving hope to thousands, scherry@cff.org or (704) 321-7852.

Interest Meeting: Monday, January 14th – Brawley’s Beverage – 4620 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209 – 6:30 PM.

10th Anniversary Xtreme Hike Alumni Thank You – Choate Construction Company – Sunday, January 20th

Interest Meeting: Saturday, January 26th - Great Outdoor Provision Company – 4275 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209 – 11:00 AM.

2019 Spring Hike Kickoff – Great Outdoor Provision Company – Saturday, February 2nd - 10:00AM.


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 -  Top Team 100K ChoateGoats ($111,296.77)
  2 -  Top Team 30K Filters Fast ($34,735.00)
  3 -  Team Caroline ($17,079.00)
  4 -  Team Chadha ($17,020.00)
  5 -  Team Vivi ($15,355.00)

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Top Hikers

  1 -  Super Hiker John Barlow ($59,670.00)
  2 -  Super Hiker Choate Construction Company ($49,078.00)
  3 -  Super Hiker Joe & Eleana Welsh ($42,025.00)
  4 -  Super Hiker Self-Donation Ray Scardigno ($15,785.00)
  5 -  Super Hiker Joseph Lewis ($12,330.00)

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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: $400,000.00

Raised: $495,691.70

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Hike Details

Date: 04/27/19
Check-in: TBD
Start Time: TBD
Trail Mileage: 30.1
Location: Grayson Highlands State Park ,
Damascus, VA
Event Coordinator Name: Stephanie Cherry
Event Coordinator Phone: 704-321-7852

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