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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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5,521,403 Raised
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


We are stoked about our 2019 lineup of programs! Our weeklong programs are open and we will be rolling out our local programs soon. Also, we have three epic international programs available. In 2019, @first_descents is heading to New Zealand, Mexico, and Croatia! Check them all out at

Another amazing program coming at you! @first_descents is headed south for an epic week of surfing, SUPing, ziplining, snorkeling, and sun in Mexico! Watch the sunset from aboard a yacht that will serve as your homebase for the week. This one-in-a-lifetime adventure is open to alumni of our weeklong programs.…

Kick off your New Year with an amazing adventure all around New Zealand’s South Island! This program is open to plus ones AND the fundraising requirement has just been lowered! With adventures through Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson Lakes National Park, you’ll be #OutLivingIt to the max! Learn more…

Today is Colorado Gives Day! First Descents started on the wild rivers of CO and we have been honored to call this state our home for the past 18 years. Support @first_descents at the link in bio and help bring the healing power of adventure to more young adults living…

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