Leave your trail mix at home if you come for the fourth annual Hike, Wine & Dine at Beaver Creek. Hikers participating in this year's event, set for Sunday, will refuel along the trail with gourmet tastings and spectacular views. Event proceeds benefit Jack's Place and Shaw Regional Cancer Center. "We are so grateful for another year of Hike, Wine & Dine," said Peggy Carey, vice president of Shaw Regional Cancer Center. "The colors will be beautiful, the food will be delicious and many members of our community will be hiking to raise funds for the operating costs of Jack's Place."The hike will take place on Beaver Creek Mountain and include food from the Osprey, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa, the Metropolitan, Rimini, Grouse Mountain Grill, Beaver Creek Chophouse and Splendido at various stations along the trail. The tax-deductible registration is $100 per person and includes food, wine and a commemorative gift. Children under 12 are free and teens, ages 13-19, are $50. "Since opening in March 2007, Jack's Place has provided over 5,300 nights of respite for patients of the Shaw Regional Cancer Center and their caregivers," said Kim Sharkey, manager of Jack's Place. "There is no financial obligation for patients staying at Jack's Place; we rely on donations and the Hike, Wine & Dine event to help offset our operating costs to ensure no one worries about a place to stay while they receive treatment here."This year's cuisine includes: Mini breakfast wraps: egg and cheese or bacon, egg and cheese from the Park Hyatt; Chilaquiles (eggs, red chili mole, creme fresco and cotija queso) from the Osprey; "Alvin's Awesome Fried Chicken Thighs" with roasted red skin potato salad from Splendido; Braised beef short ribs, parsnip puree and sweet summer corn from Grouse Mountain Grill; Chipotle deviled eggs with bacon from the Metropolitan; Fresh yogurt and topping bar from Rimini; Crab cakes with roasted red pepper aioli from the Chophouse.Event registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Coffee, mimosas and light breakfast will be served at the base of Beaver Creek's Centennial Lift and the hike begins at 10 a.m. Get more information or register by visiting www.hikewinedine.com or calling 970-477-5177.
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