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Charlotte Office

Xtreme Hike

Event Overview

Xtreme Hike



The Charlotte Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is proud to present the 5th Annual XTREME HIKE TO CURE CYSTIC FIBROSIS on
Saturday, April 20, 2013. In just one day, a dedicated team of Xtreme Hikers will hike a 30.1 mile stretch of the famed Appalachian Trail to raise funds and awareness for the CF Foundation's mission to find a
cure for cystic fibrosis.


•Three month training program
•Daily workout calendar
•Weekly team hikes in and around the Charlotte area
•Accommodations for 3 days and 2 nights near the trail head
•Transportation to and from the trail on Hike Day
•Aid stations along the trail stocked with food and hydration
•XTREME HIKE wicking shirt
•Pre-Hike Pasta Party
•Post-Hike Celebration Dinner & Reception
•Victory & Awards Breakfast


In 2009, avid hikers and longtime Foundation supporters, John Barlow and Amos Beason presented themselves with a challenge: hike 30 miles in a single day to give hope to those who may never have the opportunity to experience the thrill of climbing a mountain or the wonders of the outdoors. After a long and grueling day of hiking, they accomplished their goal and their passion has inspired hikers throughout the CF community and beyond to continue hiking until a cure is found. In just four short years, the XTREME HIKE program has raised more than $1 Million for vital CF research, care and education.


Contact Dede Brand with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation l 704.321.7852


Because of risks to people with cystic fibrosis (CF), only one person with CF may be invited. Also, individuals who have ever had a confirmed positive sputum culture for Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) complex shall not attend any Foundation events/meetings. These requirements are because CF germs can be passed between individuals who have CF. Some germs in a person with CF can cause serious respiratory illness and, in some patients, may lead to death. CF germs are not a risk for otherwise healthy individuals.

Despite this policy, individuals with CF might choose to attend events or meetings without informing the CF Foundation or without the Foundation's knowledge. If so, they do so at their own risk. The Foundation accepts no responsibility for any risk to health involved in attendance, or in any social contact between persons with CF. For more information, please visit

Important note on attendance for people with CF and their families:
The health and well-being of people with cystic fibrosis is our top priority. Medical evidence shows that certain bacteria can be passed between individuals who have CF and can lead to worse symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To limit the serious risk of cross-infection between people with CF, only one person with CF may be invited to attend the indoor portion of each CF Foundation-sponsored event.  For the outdoor portion of the event, people with CF should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other.

Please note: People with CF and their families should be aware that individuals with CF might choose to attend Foundation events or meetings without notifying event organizers. We strongly discourage this; however, we cannot guarantee that only one person with CF will be present at any indoor Foundation event. For more information, please call your local chapter.

To participate:

Check out the 2012 HIKE:


Premier Sponsor:

Wells Fargo

Attend an Information Meeting:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 6:30pm at Great Outdoor Provision Co.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012-6:30pm at Great Outdoor Provision Co.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013-6:30pm at Great Outdoor Provision Co.

Thursday, January 10, 2013-6:30pm at Jesse Brown's in SouthPark

Wednesday, January 16, 2013-6:30pm at Jesse Brown's in SouthPark

Thursday, January 17, 2013-6:30pm at Great Outdoor Provision Co.