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Trailblaze Challenge

Event Date: Sept. 8, 2018
Event Location: Manistee River Trail/North County Trail Loop
To Register Visit: trailblazechallengemi.org

Trailblaze Challenge is more than a hike. It is more than a fundraiser. Trailblaze Challenge is a life-changing endurance experience that shares the journey Michigan wish kids go through with you, and ultimately helps Make-A-Wish Michigan grant wishes to more than 450 Michigan children this year.

The Challenge: 21 miles of the Manistee River Trail/North County Trail Loop - 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 critical illnesses. 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 Michigan 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 instructions on footwear and hiking gear from seasoned professionals. Make-A-Wish Michigan 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 critical illnesses.  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.

To begin your journey visit trailblazechallengemi.org 


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2017 Trailblaze Challenge

Make-A-Wish® Michigan
7600 Grand River Avenue
Suite 175
Brighton, MI 48114
(734) 994-8620
Toll Free Michigan Only (800) 622-9474
Make-A-Wish® Michigan, Grand Rapids Office
648 Monroe Ave NW
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 363-4607
Toll Free (877) 631-9474