About Xtreme Hike

Registration is no longer open. If you are interested in participating please contact Addison Teng at ateng@cff.org | 301-215-7423

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 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.

The Hiker’s Journey

To protect the health and well-being of the cystic fibrosis community during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Metro D.C. Chapter is finding new ways to for the Xtreme Hike community to come together. With that said we are excited to announce our Xtreme Hike Mile Challenge. Starting September 1st, whether you are able to join us in-person on 9.25 at Catoctin Mountain Park or deciding to participate virtually, you will have the chance to compete for the top spot, and ultimate bragging rights. Further instructions are below. Please contact Addison Teng at ateng@cff.org or 301.215.7423 for more information

How Do I Participate?

  1. Register: There will be no registration fee or fundraising minimum this year. We encourage you to set whatever goal you are comfortable with.
  2. Fundraise: Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the mobile app (where you can make mobile check deposits) and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal. Need help setting up your Facebook Fundraiser? Watch a tutorial here. Create a virtual passion fundraising event, you can share your favorite hobby, activity, or fun idea. Ask Addison, ateng@cff.org, for help getting it started!
  3. Connect and Hike: Join our Strava Club to share your training hikes, share pictures of your treks, give kudos to encourage other’s progress and participate in some friendly competition! Not sure what trials to check out? Check out our "Local Training Hike Options" resource below. You'll find a list of DMV area trails with some basic information about each spot!
  4. Track & Report Miles: From September 1st to October 1st we will be inviting you to track and report the miles you hike. Each week we will share a leader board showing whose been hiking the most. Your goal is to top that leader board! Track and report your miles to Addison every Monday at ateng@cff.org to get on our leader board. Use the "Track Your Miles" resource below to tally up your miles!



In-Person Experience

We are excited to be hosting a one day in-person local hike experience on Friday, September 25th at Catoctin Mountain Park. With the safety and well-being of our community in mind we will require that all those who wish to attend must register on our website, no walk-up registration will be available. This opportunity is offered in conjunction to participating in our Xtreme Hike Mile Challenge.

Questions? Addison Teng: ateng@cff.org | 301-215-7423