ultimate hike faq
About Ultimate Hike
A: Ultimate Hikes are 20-30 mile events that take place in spectacular locations at some of America’s most beautiful trails. They come complete with a training program and all the fundraising support you need to be successful. All activity levels are welcome and shorter distances are available for all of our hikes.
Ultimate Hikers raise funds to find cures for children’s cancer, the leading cause of death by disease in children.
Want to plan your own hiking event? Check out our Create Your Adventure program.
A: Our 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. Hiking takes place on the Saturday of your Ultimate Hike weekend, with welcome parties on Friday night and award breakfasts on Sunday morning. Included in your Ultimate Hike Adventure:
- 2 night’s lodging
- Transportation to and from the trail
- Aid stations and coaches’ support along the trail
- Ultimate Hike swag bag with T-shirt
- Expert coaching, in-person or virtual
Due to our unique venues, no two hikes are the same, and you should refer to your staff member for specific. All of our hikes include all of 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!
A: Ultimate Hike is an incredible adventure, but first and foremost,it is fundraiser,designed to make a meaningful difference and change the odds for children with cancer. Ultimate Hikers are provided with all the tools and support needed to raise the $2,500 required to participate in the program.
After you register for an Ultimate Hike, your hike training and fundraising will begin. 45 days before the Ultimate Hike date, you will be asked to formally recommit to the fundraising minimum and the hike. Your fundraising minimum must be met no later than 45 days after the event. Your staff partner is ready to help you with a plan to reach your goals!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with fundraising questions.
A: The Ultimate Hike Team is composed of expert coaches, volunteers, CureSearchstaff and Ultimate Heroes (families who have asked us to share their stories with our hikers). We will be with you every step of the way to make sure you are successful both with your training and your fundraising. Our training and fundraising tools are continuously reviewed to ensure we are providing our hikers with industry-leading information and an online portal to reach your goals.
A: CureSearch is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that every child diagnosed with cancer has a safe and effective treatment option. Your support helps end childhood cancer by funding targeted and innovative research with measurable results in an accelerated time frame. By hiking with us, you are changing the odds for those children most at risk.
To learn more about the lifesaving impact of donations to CureSearch, please click here.
A: We highly recommend that anyone new to the Ultimate Hike attend an information session prior to registration. To sign up for an information session, please click here.
If you have participated in an Ultimate Hike in the past, have attended an information session or are otherwise ready to register for the event, click the "Register" button anywhere on the page and select whether you want to register "As an Individual", "Join a team" (if the team already exists), or "Create a team."
We're so excited for you to join us! After registration, your hike lead will reach out to you, and you will hear from your local training coach about 14 weeks before hike day. You can start fundraising right away. See the following section for details about your personal fundraising page.
Personal Fundraising Page
A: After you complete registration and pay the registration fee, you will receive an email with login instructions for your personal fundraising page. If you need direct access, you can bookmark your personal page any time from this link: www.classy.org/sso. For additional service, you can access our resources here: Fundraiser Resources.
A: After registration you will have access to your personal fundraising page, where you can set your personal URL for your specific fundraising page, and easily share with your network of supporters. You can also create a Facebook Fundraiser from the "Facebook" tab, and share it with your Facebook network to encourage support of your efforts.
A: You will unfortunately not be able to access last year’s participant center after all 2022 events are closed, since we have migrated our fundraising platforms. If you need assistance with gathering information on previous donors, we can provide that. Email us at email@example.com.
A: Contact the manager of your event with questions. Please include a detailed description of your problem and attach any applicable screenshots for troubleshooting purposes. It may take time for our team to resolve your issue. Most requests are handled within 1-2 business days.
A: Yes, and we strongly recommend it!
We highly encourage all of our hikers who are on Facebook to connect their Facebook page to their fundraising page. It’s quick and easy, and we’ve seen people raise their entire $2,500 in a few weeks! Here’s how:
- Login to your Ultimate Hike participant center and look for the section at the top labeled "Facebook."
- Follow the steps and you’re all set!
If you or a loved one would like to create a fundraiser directly on Facebook, please contact your Ultimate Hike staff partner so we can make sure the funds are credited to you.
Please let your staff partner know before starting your Instagram fundraiser so we can track donations accurately. Or, you can always put your Ultimate Hike participant center link in your bio and refer to your bio whenever you post about Ultimate Hike.