APPALACHIAN FOOTHILLS TRAIL
October 27, 2012

Training City: Raleigh/Durham, NC

On October 27, 2012, you will hike 28.3 miles of the Foothills Trail while you help raise money towards finding a cure for children's cancer, the #1 cause of death by disease in children.

About 77 miles in length, the Foothills Trail is located along the Blue Ridge Escarpment in Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina. 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.

How do I sign up?

You must attend one of the information sessions around the Raleigh/Durham area to register for Ultimate Hike. RSVP for an information session by filling out the form to the right

What's Included in my experience?

  • Hotel Accommodations for two nights
  • Transportation to and from the Trail on Hike Day.
  • Specialized 12-14 week training program including a daily workout calendar and bi-weekly group hikes.
  • Support and coaching from experienced Hike Leaders and CureSearch staff.
  • Trail support at three locations throughout your journey, including hydration, energy bars, first aid and much more
  • Ultimate Hike Wicking Shirt
  • Pre-Hike Pasta Party to carb load before the big day.
  • Post-Hike Victory Breakfast to celebrate your success.

Is there a fee to participate?

Each ultimate hiker will be asked to raise a minimum amount of funds to cover their expenses and to help CureSearch continue its mission to find a cure for children's cancer. A $100 registration donation will be charged at the time of registration and will be credited towards your fundraising.

Information Session Locations

  • Tuesday, July 24 6:30 pm, REI
    North Hills 4291 The Circle at North Hills
    Raleigh, NC 27609
  • Wednesday, July 25 6:30 pm, REI
    Cary 1751 Walnut Street Cary, NC 27511
  • Thursday, Aug. 2 6:30 pm, REI
    Durham 6911 Fayetteville Street #109
    Durham, NC 27713
  • Friday, Aug. 3 6:30 pm, REI
    Cary 1751 Walnut Street Cary, NC 27511
  • Saturday, Aug. 4 9:00 pm, Umstead State Park
    8801 Glenwood Avenue, Reedy Creek Shelter #2
    Raleigh, NC 27617

More information about the hike is available, click here to learn more.



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Information Sessions
Please select the 2012 Raleigh/Durham Ultimate Hike information session you'd like to attend:* Tuesday, July 24 | REI - Raleigh | 6:30pm
Wednesday, July 25 | REI - Cary | 6:30pm
Thursday, Aug. 2 | REI - Durham | 6:30pm
Friday, Aug. 3 | REI - Cary | 6:30pm
Saturday, Aug. 4 | Umstead State Park | 9:00am