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Out Living It Project

Embrace a life of adventure with First Descents.


Here at First Descents, our goal is to empower you to live a life of adventure and stoke. We’ve got the tools and tips you need to get outdoors safely and smoothly on your own.

From exclusive adventure-planning resources, deals and discounts, to coveted Team Event race entries and fundraising tips, the Out Living It Project is all about adventuring on your own terms and turf with support from First Descents. Whether you’re excited to plan a trip with friends, or want to fundraise in support of FD, the Out Living It Project is the platform for you!

Read on or contact an adventure specialist to get involved!



Planning an adventure during a pandemic can be difficult. Whether you’re organizing a local outing with a couple of friends, or scheming up a bigger trip when this storm has passed, check out the resources from our friends at Recreate Responsibly and ATTA to make sure you’re following safe and responsible best practices when you head out on your Out Living It adventure.


First Descents is honored to expand the Out Living It Project in partnership with the I’m Not Done Yet Foundation. Together we are building a global community that embraces outdoor adventure and peer support to promote ongoing healing.

5,540,000 Raised
22,752 Supporters
7,791 OLI Projects

How To Get Started

There are a variety of ways to start an Out Living It Project. Looking to get outside with friends? Create Your Own Adventure! Excited to fundraise for First Descents? Start a Give Back Project. Flip through the slides below to decide what’s right for you.

Still have questions?
Contact an adventure specialist.

Option 1:

Plan An Adventure!

Dreaming of the rivers, rocks, and trails? Make those dreams a reality by registering your next adventure with First Descents. When you create your own adventure, you gain access to our exclusive package of adventure-planning resources, deals, discounts and outfitter connections. There's no fundraising requirement. It's all about adventure, community and stoke!

Let's Do This!

Option 2:

Start a Give Back Project!

Add special meaning to your next adventure or event by raising funds and awareness for First Descents. All funds raised directly support FD’s mission to provide life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions.

Fundraise for First Descents

Option 3:

Join a Team Event

From Ragnar Relays to the Leadville 100 MTB Race, we have an event for everyone. When you join Team FD you receive a free entry into a coveted race in exchange for fundraising for First Descents. Plus, we'll give you free training tips, fundraising guidance, and a swag bag of FD gear!

Join a Team!

Option 4:

Share Your Story!

Out Living It is about creating connection. It can be as simple as creating a page and sharing your FD story with friends and family. Join FD Ripple to spread the waves of First Descents and pay it forward so another young adult impacted by cancer or MS can experience a life-changing adventure.

Join FD Ripple!


First Descents provides life-changing outdoor
adventures for young adults (ages 18 - 39) impacted by
cancer and other serious health conditions.

Featured Adventures

Check out the featured Out Living It Projects below to see how other members of the FD Family are getting outside and adventuring together!




Riding The Divide

Riding The Divide

Riding The Divide
Goal:RIDE 2,731 MILES AND RAISE $200,000

Nimmo's DIY Adventure

Nimmo's DIY Adventure

Nimmo's DIY Adventure


First Descents: Making a splash in the outdoor industry & healthcare space since 2001. #outlivingit #FDRx

At FD we know that mindfulness is an integral part of the healing process. Today, and every day, we believe that taking a few minutes to stretch, breathe, and practice gratitude can make a big difference. #OutLivingIt #MindfulMoment

Did you know that June 2019 is our most adventure-filled programs season EVER? First Descents is providing life-changing outdoor adventures to more young adults than ever before! Here’s to a record-breaking month of #OutLivingIt adventures with the FD Tribe!

Today 10 First Descents teams will be Out Living It at Ragnar Trail in Snowmass, Colorado! Support the healing power of adventure by donating to FD’s Ragnarians here:

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