65 Mile Challenge

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About Our Event

Welcome to our 4th annual 65 Mile Challenge! We challenge you to move 65 miles over the course of 6 weeks while fundraising to find a cure for CF. This can be any kind of movement, running, cycling, walking, kayaking, and more! You will have from July 8th through August 19th to log your miles. Remember, “Movement is Medicine.

REGISTER. Register to participate in this year’s event by creating a team or registering as an individual participant and help us stay the course and advance our mission.

RECRUIT. Recruit others to participate with you by joining your team! Friends, family, and co-workers can join you virtually from anywhere in the world.

FUNDRAISE. Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the Fight CF mobile app.  Connect your fundraiser to Facebook through your Participant Center to help you reach your goal. Create a passion fundraising event by developing a fundraising event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion. Suggested fundraising minimum is $165.

SHARE YOUR JOURNEY. Taking photos of your journey along the way to completing your 65 miles? Share them with us! We would love to see your photos in your event t-shirts, with your teammates, and where you are completing your miles. Email them to Mary Schell at mschell@cff.org and we will share them on our Facebook page!

Track your activity on through the Strava app with others in 65 Mile Challenge Strava Group so you can see everyone’s activity and cheer each other on. Share how you are participating by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Northeastern New York Chapter on Facebook and Instagram and use the hashtag #65MileChallenge to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

CELEBRATE.  We will have a virtual final celebration on August 19th. Email us your photos to have them featured in our celebration!

Please complete our photo release consent form by clicking here. Email photos to Mary Schell at mmschell@cff.org

SPONSOR. Know a business that would like to sponsor the event? Sponsorship will count towards your fundraising goal! For sponsorship opportunities, please visit 2023 65 Mile Challenge Sponsorship Packet online.

Top Teams

  1 -  Grant's Gang ($1,723.05)
  2 -  Kate's Crew ($300.00)
  3 -  Exercise Rules 2023 ($300.00)
  4 -  Schell Yeah ($215.00)
  5 -  Miles for CF ($100.00)

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Top Participants

  1 -  Laura Mehalak ($1,930.00)
  2 -  Melissa Plumadore ($1,158.05)
  3 -  Marilyn Terranova ($1,000.00)
  4 -  Karen Maciariello ($895.00)
  5 -  Emily Plumadore ($565.00)

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Congratulations to our 65 Roses Champions

Become a 65 Roses Champion by raising $1,000. Together, let's make CF stand for Cure Found.

Volunteer for Team CF

The success of Team CF depends on the wonderful volunteers who help the day of the event as well as throughout the year.

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Team CF Goal: $16,500.00

Raised: $6,893.05

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Team CF Details

Date: August 19, 2023
Check-in: n/a
Start Time: n/a
Location: Virtual,

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