The Trailblaze Challenge Los Angeles is a one day, 28 mile endurance hike held in Big Bear, CA, benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater LA. This trek provides participants with an opportunity for adventure, fun and fitness while making a direct impact on the lives of children in our community battling critical illnesses. Hundreds of children in Los Angeles are waiting to receive their one true wish—you can help change their lives by participating!
What is it?
The Trailblaze Challenge LA is a one-day endurance event that gives participants the opportunity to hike a 28-mile journey along the beautiful terrain of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) on Saturday, May 11th. The event will cover the iconic PCT, beginning at Onyx Summit and ending at the Cougar Crest Trail.
In additional to challenging themselves physically, participants will also raise much needed funds to grant the wishes of children in Los Angeles!
But I’ve never hiked 28 miles!
Trailblaze Challenge LA is a journey, not a race and caters to all levels from novice to advanced outdoor enthusiasts. In addition to the hike, Make-A-Wish Greater LA will provide the following support services to get you ready for the big day:
- Specialized training program including a workout calendar and weekly group hikes
- Support and coaching from experienced Hike Leaders and Make-A-Wish staff
- Hotel Accommodations on hike weekend in Big Bear.
- Trail support at multiple locations throughout your journey, including hydration, snacks, first aid, and encouragement!
Each trailblazer will be asked to raise a minimum amount of funds* to cover their expenses and to help Make-A-Wish continue its mission to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses.
*A non-refundable $100 donation is required at the time of registration and will be credited toward your fundraising goal.
But I’ve never fundraised!
Make-A-Wish will support hike participants each step of the way by providing you with a personalized fundraising webpage, as well as sponsorship and fundraising materials, tips and advice.
To get started on your journey, please RSVP at trailblazechallengela.org to a attend an information session at an LA-area REI. We look forward to meeting you and helping you get started on the trail to making wishes come true!