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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

  • On Wednesday, we were honored to be the beneficiary of one of the ADESA auctions. Wish Kid Colton and his mom, Jennifer, were able to talk about Colton's medical journey and his wish! We are incredibly grateful for the support of ADESA Birmingham. Their generosity towards our mission and love for our wish kids is shown in so many ways. THANK YOU for continuously supporting Make-A-Wish Alabama. "I stood and watched men and women open their wallets and pocketbooks and just give... give money they have worked hard for, all for kids like Colton... Colton's wish was 2 years ago. Let me tell you that trip was for sure a once in a lifetime trip! All of our kids still talk about it! Had it not been for men and women like I met today, that trip would not have happened for us! I walked away from ADESA blessed and humbled at being able to witness the generosity of everyone there! My heart is full today!" Jennifer, wish mom. (ADESA)

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