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The Hiker’s Journey

The Charlotte Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is proud to present the 2020 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 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! or (704) 321-7852

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. Hikers ages 16 and up may participate. Click here to read the full Hiker Age Policy.

What makes this Xtreme Hike Unique?

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.

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

Interest Meetings

Tuesday, January 7th – 6:30PM – The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Charlotte Office
Saturday, January 18th – 11:00AM – The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Charlotte Office – Spring Kickoff
Saturday, February 1st – 10:00AM – The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Charlotte Chapter Office

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 11 years, the XTREME HIKE program in Charlotte has raised more than $5.5 Million for vital CF research, care and education.