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Trailblaze Challenge

January 23 - May 21, 2017

Location :

Pinhoti Trail

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Trailblaze Challenge is more than a hike. It is more than a fundraiser. Trailblaze Challenge is a life-changing endurance experience that mimics the journey Alabama wish kids go through, and ultimately helps Make-A-Wish Alabama grant wishes to the 300 children with life-threatening medical conditions in our state. 


THE CHALLENGE - 26.3 miles of the Pinhoti Trail - This scenic trek provides participants an opportunity for adventure, fun and fitness while making a direct impact on the lives of children in our community battling life-threatening medical conditions. This is a hike, not a race, and caters to all fitness levels, from novice to advanced outdoor enthusiasts.

THE PROGRAM - For 14 weeks, you will train with and work alongside Make-A-Wish staff and experienced hike leaders to prepare you for your journey in both training and fundraising. You'll receive a personal training schedule, have the opportunity to participate in bi-weekly training hikes and receive instruction on footwear and hiking gear from seasoned professionals. Make-A-Wish will make sure that you have every tool available to make you successful on and off the trail! 

THE MANTRA - "It's not a race. It's a journey." In this program, there are no winners or losers. Our goal is to bring people together to build community around families who are faced with the harsh realities of life-threatening medical conditions and Make-A-Wish Alabama. When you take your first step on your journey as a Trailblazer, you are paving the way for a brighter tomorrow for children right here in your community.

Are you ready to accept the Trailblaze Challenge?

To begin your journey, click here



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Latest Status Update

  • For 14 weeks, 70 hikers have been training and fundraising to hike 26.3 miles in one day and raise money to help us grant more wishes to Alabama children. On Saturday, May 20th, these hikers completed their challenge. They have raised over $190,000 and hiked 26.3 miles on the Pinhoti Trail. We are incredibly thankful for everyone who was a part of the very first Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge program in our state. Thank you for loving our wish kids and our mission. All of you are making a difference in the life of a wish child and wish family. To support a hiker's fundraising goal or learn more about Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge, visit alabamatrailblaze.org.

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