Welcome to the 2017 Foothills Trail Ultimate Hike

April 29, 2017 - 28.3 Miles (Shorter Distance Available)

Hiking since 2011, Ultimate Hike is the original 28.3 mile endurance event on the Foothills Trail, and the only event to take on children's cancer.

About the CureSearch Ultimate Hike

You will hike 28.3 miles of the Foothills Trail, primarily in South Carolina while you help raise money towards finding a cure for children's cancer, the #1 cause of death by disease in children.

Our Foothills Trail Ultimate Hike takes hikers across 28.3 miles of this North and South Carolina based trail. The landscape is diverse, ranging from high rocky outcrops with views to the distant horizon, to quiet forests in deep valleys carved by bold mountain streams. Wildlife sightings are common, and hikers will enjoy the challenge of this beautiful trail. In addition to breathtaking views, the volunteers, vendors and everyone you encounter on this hike exemplify the true definition of southern hospitality. The Foothills Trail attracts more Ultimate Hikers annually than any other, and we expect that this event will sell out in 2017! Don't miss your chance to complete the original Ultimate Hike!

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

This institution is operated under special use permit with the Sumter National Forest.

What's Included In My Experience?

Our Traditional Ultimate Hike is more than a hike - it's a weekend adventure, an achievement of a lifetime, and a chance to find cures for cancer's youngest fighters. Due to our unique venues, no two hikes are the same, and you should discuss specifics with your staff member. All of our hikes include the basics you need for a successful weekend, lot of surprises, tons of trail support, and access to an online portal with an industry leading collection of resources to ensure you reach your goals! It's hard to capture the weekend in words, so we recommend you check out our Hike Weekend video!

How Will I Reach My Goals?

At registration, each hiker is provided their own online fundraising and training portal with everything you need for hiking and fundraising success. In addition, a fully equipped support team will be with you every step of the way, from volunteers to coaches to staff, and our Ultimate Heroes - families who have elected to share their personal children's cancer journeys to inspire you if the going gets tough, and to help your supporters understand why Ultimate Hike is so important. Visit our Ultimate Heroes here.

How Do I Sign Up?

To begin your Ultimate Hike, please plan to attend an information session. Or, if there are no sessions in your area, contact brecka.putnam@curesearch.org.

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Top Fundraisers
  1 -  $5,000 - Summit Club Amy Mckelvey ($15,625.00)
  2 -  $5,000 - Summit Club Christy Griffith ($5,914.41)
  3 -  $5,000 - Summit Club Donna Gossett ($5,630.00)
  4 -  $5,000 - Summit Club Cortney Carter ($5,010.00)
  5 -  $3,101 - Above and Beyond Lauren Thompson ($3,800.00)
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Top Teams
  1 -  Team MLE ($37,915.00)
  2 -  St. Jude Affiliate's Got Stamina ($24,572.00)
  3 -  Team Taco Foothills ($18,098.41)
  4 -  HIKE NOW WINE LATER ($15,770.00)
  5 -  Frosty Five ($10,313.43)
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