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Welcome to the 2019 Foothills Trail Ultimate Hike

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 28.3 Miles (Shorter Distance Available)

Train in Atlanta, Charlotte, Columbia, Greenville, SC, Raleigh or on your own

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About the Ultimate Hike

Ultimate Hike is the original 28.3 mile endurance event on the Foothills Trail, and the only hiking event to take on children's cancer. 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 leading cause of death by disease in children.


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Top Fundraisers

  1 -  $5,000 - Summit Club Amy McKelvey ($16,980.00)
  2 -  $5,000 - Summit Club Caris Drury ($8,000.00)
  3 -  $5,000 - Summit Club Michelle Moshinskie ($7,101.60)
  4 -  $5,000 - Summit Club Angie Voloch ($6,952.00)
  5 -  $5,000 - Summit Club Toni Petrillo ($5,845.00)
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Top Teams

  1 -  Team MLE ($45,489.20)
  2 -  The strong adventures ($36,756.10)
  3 -  Children's Healthcare of Atlanta / Atlanta Hikers ($27,600.00)
  4 -  Team Taylor ($21,272.92)
  5 -  Team Triangle ($18,149.63)
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How to Get Started

If this is your first time hiking with us, please follow the steps below. If you are an Ultimate Hike alumni, you can skip to Step 2.

Step 1:
Attend an Information Session

You are highly encouraged to join us for an in-person or phone information session to learn more about the program before you register for Ultimate Hike.

Step 2:

At registration, each hiker is provided their own online fundraising and training portal with everything you need for hiking and fundraising success.

Step 3:

Every Ultimate Hiker makes a commitment to raise funds to help fund children's cancer research. A fully equipped support team will be with you every step of the way to help you reach your goal.

Step 4:

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.

Our Sponsors

Corporate Team Partners

Strong Foundations

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Major Sponsor
The Arnold Foundation

Interested in becoming a sponsor? View our sponsorship opportunities for more information.

News and Upcoming Events

For information about our 2019 Southeast Ultimate Hike on the Foothills Trail on November 9, please visit

For information about our 2019 Baxter Trails CureSearch Hike founded by Harlan’s Heroes in Ft. Mill, SC, on September 14, please visit

To be the first to know details about an exciting new hiking event in Raleigh this June, email

To learn about other Ultimate Hikes across the country, please visit

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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