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 If you love the outdoors, making a difference, and challenging yourself, then this is the experience for you! Through the Trailblaze Challenge you will push yourself, meet new people, and transform the lives of local children fighting a critical illness. 


WHAT IS THE TRAILBLAZE CHALLENGE?

Designed as an endurance event, the Trailblaze Challenge gives participants the opportunity to hike a 40km journey through the beautiful forests of E.C. Manning Provincial Park. This hike will be one amazing day spent in nature to raise much needed funds to grant the wishes of children in British Columbia and the Yukon. This is a hike, not a race, and we welcome all levels of experience from novice to advanced outdoor enthusiasts. 


WHEN IS THE TRAILBLAZE CHALLENGE?

The official hike day will be  September 14th, 2019. Camp Trailblaze will be September 13th-15th.


WHAT’S INCLUDED IN MY HIKE EXPERIENCE?

  • Recommended training program and optional group events.
  • Dedicated hike coaches for training and motivational support.
  • Fundraising support from Make-A-Wish staff.
  • Accommodations on hike weekend at Manning Park Resort aka CAMP TRAILBLAZE (2 nights).
  • Transportation to and from Manning Park Resort from Vancouver (optional)  including pickup at BC Ferries.
  • Friday night at CAMP TRAILBLAZE - an evening of pasta and inspiration to get you pumped for Hike Day.
  • Trail support at multiple locations throughout your journey (including hydration, food, first aid, and unconditional encouragement).
  • Saturday night dinner and post-hike social activities.
  • Sunday Appreciation Breakfast before heading home.
  • And more…

IS THERE A FEE TO PARTICIPATE?

Each hiker will be asked to raise a minimum amount of $2000 to help Make-A-Wish continue its mission to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses. A non-refundable $100 deposit is requested at the time of registration and will be credited toward your fundraising goal.


HOW WILL I REACH MY GOALS?

Make-A-Wish will support hikers each step along the way by providing participants with a personalized fundraising website, as well as fundraising materials, tips, and advice. A 20-week training program and group training events will be planned leading up to hike day for hikers to build endurance and be a part of the Trailblaze community. 




Questions? Contact:  bcchapter@makeawish.ca 

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Trailblaze BC & Yukon introduction

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