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Old 03-11-2015, 06:43 PM
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Default The hiking equivalent of a marathon...

So I heard about an event to help out Make a Wish last year, but had an ankle injury that kept me sidelined. This year I knew I wanted to do it, so I signed up: the event is called the Trailblaze Challenge and involves hiking 28.3 miles in ONE day on the Foothills Trail on the border of NC/SC/GA. I'm SUUUUPER excited!

I'm trying to raise $2500 (or more), so I figured I'd share in case anyone was interested in helping out a fellow Chazzer and some seriously ill children at the same time. Donations are tax deductible and at least 75% of the money donated will go straight to wishes - MAW here in NC only uses about 20% of their donations for support and expenses outside of the actual wishes.

Here's my direct fundraising page - the donate button makes donating super simple!

Erin's Trailblaze Challenge 2015 Page
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:57 PM
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That sounds awesome!
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:45 PM
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That sounds REALLY awesome! I think the most I've ever done was 18 miles in a day on a backpacking trip. That sounds tough and awesome! Great cause too.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:10 PM
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I've always wanted to do something epic - I think this totally qualifies.

The trail itself isn't supposed to be too rough, thankfully, and I have a training program to help condition me. The event even has aid stations like a marathon, so all I need to carry is my light hydration pack. Super well organized!

We will start around 5a and most people finish in about 12-14 hours.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:49 PM
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This is so fun!

I will definitely make sure to donate in the next few days
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:13 PM
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Awww, thanks so much yvonne!! It's truly appreciated and every little bit helps.
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:24 PM
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I'm planning on donating early next month as well.
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:15 AM
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<3 You guys are awesome! I'm working on a tshirt design for a fundraiser currently, so stay tuned for that. If I just sell 50 I can be almost halfway to my overall goal.
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:12 PM
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I made a shirt! Go check it out on Booster.



http://www.booster.com/erinstrailblazechallenge
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