About the Shenandoah Valley Event
In the heart of beautiful Shenandoah Valley, you'll hike 21 miles on Massanutten Mountain to tell children's cancer to take a hike. With views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Allegany Mountains to the west, you won't want to miss this life-changing, life-saving adventure to find cures for cancer's youngest fighters.
What's Included In My Experience?
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.
Included in your Ultimate Hike Adventure:
- Expert in person or virtual coaching for all experience levels. Our 12 week training program begins February 26.
- 2 night's lodging
- Pasta Party
- Fully stocked aid stations with plenty of food, water and support
- Victory Reception
- Ultimate Hike swag bag with T-shirt
- Awards Breakfast
- Transportation to and from the trail
- Lifelong memories and the opportunity to tell children's cancer to take a hike!
Your Fundraising Goal
Each Ultimate Hiker raises a minimum of $2,500 for lifesaving children's cancer research. Never fundraised before? Don't worry! We provide the tools and personal support you need to reach your goals. There is a $100 registration fee to get started (which counts towards your fundraising goal!) and then hikers have until April 6 to try out the training and fundraising before committing to the fundraising requirement. Hikers will then have until June 17 to reach their minimum fundraising commitment, but most hikers reach their fundraising goal by the end of hike weekend! It's hard to capture the weekend in words, so we recommend you check out our hike weekend video!
Your Ultimate Hike Weekend Schedule
Friday, May 13
Afternoon: Hikers check in at Massanutten Resort for hike weekend in Massanutten, VA. Massanutten Resort offers an Indoor/Outdoor Water Park, golf courses, restaurants onsite, and much more. You may just want to stay an extra day! Evening: Join us for a welcome reception and pasta party where you'll learn about safety, research you're helping to fund, and meet your fellow hikers.
Evening: Join us for a welcome reception and pasta party where you'll learn about safety, research you're helping to fund, and meet your fellow hikers.
Saturday, May 14
Early morning: Grab breakfast at the resort, then hop in CureSearch vans for your ride to the hike. You'll take off long before the sun rises!
Post hike: Join us for a casual victory reception at a Resort restaurant of your choosing. CureSearch will provide a dinner voucher. Stay for hours with your new friends, or grab and crash if you're tired.
Sunday, May 15
Awards breakfast: Celebrate your ultimate accomplishment, share some laughs, and thank those who helped you along the way. Then, head for home.
How Do I Get Started?
At registration, each hiker is provided their own online fundraising and training portal with everything you need for hiking and fundraising success.
Fundraise and Train
Every Ultimate Hiker commits to raise funds for children’s cancer research and train for their event. A fully equipped support team will be with you every step of the way!
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.