2018 Trailblaze Challenge

Trailblaze Challenge is an endurance event on a beautiful fall day in the mountains of Georgia/Tennessee to benefit Make-A-Wish East Tennessee. Come see why Chattanooga was voted the BEST OUTDOOR CITY by Outside Magazine. The 26 mile hike course has varying terrain and some of the most stunning views throughout Georgia and Tennessee. There are numerous waterfalls along the hiking route and this weekend will be during our Fall Peak Season. Throughout the summer, we offer hike weekends to complete the challenge in one life-changing day! The trek provides participants an opportunity for adventure, fun and fitness while making a direct impact on the lives of children in our community battling life-threatening medical conditions.

How Do I Get Started?

To begin your journey, you'll need to RSVP for an information meeting. These meetings are designed to inform you about the mission of Make-A-Wish East Tennessee and describe in-detail the weekend-long hike event. Meetings are held in a variety of locations and times to accommodate every schedule. RSVP today!


Wish Story

Felicity, 15
Hematologic Disorder
I wish to go to New Zealand



Felicity’s wish inspiration came from reading and watching The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings book and films. She is a true fan and desperately wanted to see the beautiful scenes where her favorite stories came to life. Felicity had done her research before her wish granting volunteers even showed up to meet with her, and she was prepared with photos and websites of her “must-sees!” Read More