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Out Living It Project

Out Living It Projects are where community, creativity, and philanthropy collide! Start an Out Living It Project and add special meaning to your next adventure or event by raising funds and awareness for First Descents.


Start your own fundraiser or join one of our feature events below!



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21,133 Supporters
3,069 OLI Projects


Sponsor a multiday program

Raise $5,000 and underwrite a First Descents multiday adventure. Your fundraising efforts will serve 15 young adults impacted by cancer!

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Pay it forward

Now that you've been on your First Descents program, pay it forward! Raise $1,750 and send a young adult impacted by cancer on a life-changing, week-long adventure.

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Dish it out

Healthy food and nutrition is a huge part of the First Descents experience. Raise $540 and cover the cost of food and travel for one FD participant.

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Lend to a local

First Descents is not just a one off experience - we are still here to support you long after your program through our local adventure communities. Donate $120 and send one young adult impacted by cancer on a local adventure.


Join the FD Tribe at one of our team events below

From Ragnar Trail - Snowmass to the Leadville 100 MTB Race, we have an event for everyone.

Team Events

2019 Ragnar Trail Relay - Snowmass

2019 Ragnar Trail Relay - Snowmass

2019 Ragnar Trail Relay - Snowmass

2019 Leadville Trail 100 MTB

2019 Leadville Trail 100 MTB

2019 Leadville Trail 100 MTB
Goal:$150,000 - Email [email protected] to join the team

2019 Leadville Trail 100 Run

2019 Leadville Trail 100 Run

2019 Leadville Trail 100 Run


Our 2019 Programs season is going to kick off with a bang! Ice Climbing in Ouray, Colorado is just two weeks away. In the meantime, check out our most recent #OutLivingIt Blog post featuring climbing tips from professional climbing duo, Dale Remsberg and Heidi Wirtz:

Help knock out cancer by supporting, attending, or fighting in Haymakers for Hope! H4H “Rumble in the Rockies” is currently accepting applications, so you can sign up to fight and fundraise for First Descents. Interested in competing? The H4H team will help you train for and face off in a…

A few new spots are open on FDX Mexico! Join your First Descents family for a week of surfing, paddle boarding, zip lining and snorkeling while aboard the private yacht which will serve as your home base all week long! Learn more at | photo by @rikapeterman

Looking for a fun new way to support First Descents? We’ve teamed up with our friends at Omaze to offer you the chance to win a two-week-long adventure to Antarctica aboard a National Geographic expedition ship. The best part? Donations for the chance to win will directly benefit our work.…

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