24th Annual Chuck Wilson Memorial Backpack for BENCHMARK
October 4-7, 2018 (9 participants maximum)
This hike may kick your butt with big miles over multiple days creating even bigger memories. This is BENCHMARK’s most difficult open enrollment signature event of the year. It demands training and conditioning before the trip and determination on the trip. It’s a massive challenge with time to think, dream and pray in the beauty of creation. And great food, of course. You will make memories that you won’t soon forget.
BENCHMARK provides pre-trip planning, logistics, physical conditioning plan of action, food, group gear and even some personal gear for people who need it.
For those who choose to hike and raise funds for BENCHMARK, we ask participants to set a personal minimum fund-raising goal of $1000 each which will include your food, equipment, transportation and instruction. In the last two years, our hikers raised an average of $1750 each. Before and after the trip, it’s about fund raising. During the trip it’s about sharing life together, caring for each other, and having the trip of a life time.
This monumental Appalachian Trail trip makes a monumental impact by raising funds for BENCHMARK’s Chaplains Partnership Initiative, which encourages Chaplains and serves Soldiers.
Step away from normal and move toward adventure to think, pray, dream and create some memories too.