What is Ultimate Hike?

Your Ultimate Hike journey can take the shape of one of two great events - Create Your Adventure, or Traditional.

Choose the event you're interested in below to learn more about it.


 

About Ultimate Hike: Create Your Adventure

Ultimate Hike: Create Your Adventure is whatever you want it to be! It is ideal for individuals and groups that want to give back by getting outdoors, and lets you set the details of your event. Any date, any distance, any dollars, anywhere. It's great for youth, from school groups to scout groups, great for solo adventurers, and great for people who want to do a long distance hike but don't live near a traditional Ultimate Hike. We even have a team that is coming together virtually, because they all live in different places. Contact us at ultimatehike@curesearch.org to discuss your idea.

What's Included in My Experience?

Create Your Adventure hikers are provided with a fundraising website and expert support to iron out the details of your event. The big advantage is you make all the decisions and do all the planning, so it can look however you want. Once registered, you will have access to an online portal that gives you everything you need to train for a long adventure, and everything you need to reach your fundraising goals. Don't forget about our incentives—we know you work hard, and will reward your fundraising success with fun Ultimate Hike prizes!

Is There a Fee to Participate?

All of our Create Your Adventure events are volunteer planned. If you are participating as a solo hiker, there is no fee to participate and you decide your fundraising goals. If you are participating in a group event, the event organizer will decide if there is a minimum contribution or fundraising amount based on the nature of your event.

How Will I Reach My Goals?

The Ultimate Hike Team is composed of expert coaches, volunteers, Ultimate Heroes (families who have asked us to share their stories with our hikers) and CureSearch Staff. We will be with you every step of the way to make sure you are successful both with your training, and with your fundraising efforts. Our training and fundraising tools are continuously reviewed to ensure we are providing our hikers with an industry leading information portal to reach your goals.

About Ultimate Hike: Traditional

Ultimate Hike: Traditional is characterized as one that consumes most of the day in a challenging adventure within a spectacular natural setting. This is a true ultimate challenge - in this program you will hike 20-30 miles in one day while you help raise money towards finding a cure for children's cancer, the #1 cause of death by disease in children. Our traditional events are weekend long, and take place on some of America's most spectacular trails, and come complete with a training program.

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!

Is There a Fee to Participate?

First and foremost, Ultimate Hike is a fundraiser, designed to make a meaningful difference and change the odds for children with cancer. In order to make this possible while still providing an unforgettable adventure for our hikers, each hiker is asked to raise a minimum amount of funds and kick start their adventure with a $100 event fee, which will be applied directly to their food, lodging, and travel expenses for the weekend.

How Will I Reach My Goals?

The Ultimate Hike Team is composed of expert coaches, volunteers, Ultimate Heroes (families who have asked us to share their stories with our hikers) and CureSearch Staff. We will be with you every step of the way to make sure you are successful both with your training, and with your fundraising efforts. Our training and fundraising tools are continuously reviewed to ensure we are providing our hikers with an industry leading information portal to reach your goals.


CureSearch for Childrens Cancer

4600 East West Highway, Suite 600, Bethesda, MD 20814
ultimatehike@curesearch.org | (800) 458-6223