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2013 ULTIMATE HIKE (Information session 2 of 4)


It's that time again folks, the ULTIMATE HIKE is now open to Asheville area hikers ! Need a goal for 2013 ? Then continue reading.

This is a fundraising event sponsored by the CureSearch Organization to help raise funds for various children's cancer research programs. You can find out more about the CureSearch organization by clicking here:

In 12 weeks, you'll be raising donations with your fellow hikers and training hard for a 28.3 mile hike to take place on June 1 ,2013. There is also the option to do a half distance hike if the 28.3 miles is too much for you. The entire hike will be along the picturesque Foothills Trail and in the end, you'll have a very gratifying feeling not only on finishing the hike (personal accomplishment), but also realizing what it ultimately was for....remember, THE BIG PICTURE !!!

Several members of this group, including myself, have already accomplished this hike last year. And this year I have chosen to be a hiking coach alongside fellow hiker & friend Shawn Earnest. For those of you that did this hike last year, please leave a comment on your overall experience please. Thanks.

If you're interested in learning more about this event, then go online and register for the information session of your choice, you only need to attend one of them. There will be 4 of them.


Information Sessions:

  1. Feb. 25th | 7:00 PM | REI Asheville | 31 Schenck Parkway | Asheville, NC 28803
  2. March 1st | 6:00 PM | Mast General | 15 Biltmore Ave. | Asheville, NC 28801
  3. March 2nd | 9:00 AM | Mast General | 15 Biltmore Ave. | Asheville, NC 28801
  4. March 9th | 3:00 PM | Gazebo at French Broad River Park | Amboy Rd. | Asheville

If you are not interested in joining this awesome event, then please help to spread the word to your friends who might be interested.

Thank you very much !

Ken Lane

Group 1, 2012 UH Hikers (Asheville/Charlotte team)

Group 2, 2012 UH Hikers (Asheville/Charlotte team)

You can check out last years Ultimate Hike photos here:

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  • dave

    very good and informative. plan to sign up.

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Charles T.

    This hike was a blast last year. The whole team was great, and the CureSearch staff really put together a first-rate Hike Weekend. We had some participants that treated this as a cross country marathon, and others that were just looking for a moderately paced challenge. We even had some participants that had never hiked before. The route is well planned, with several "aid stations" along the way so that you don't have to carry a full day's worth of water, food, etc. I'm looking forward to another great experience this year!

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Ken L.

    You can check out my GPS track for last years hike to get an idea of the trail elevation data:

    1 · February 21, 2013

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