In 2016, Craig raised $4,000. In 2017, he and his friends raised $5,000. Will you help him beat that goal in 2018?

Fundraising Thermometer

The Hike

Craig will be hiking about 33 miles along the North Carolina Mountains to Sea Trail in early November. The trail, in the Boone/Blowing Rock area, will take him past the Linn Cove Viaduct, Rough Ridge, along the side of Grandfather Mountain, through Price Park, and on to Blowing Rock.



Meet Craig

Craig Dunkley

Craig runs his own marketing consulting firm in Raleigh.  He loves the outdoors and has hiked and backpacked in places as diverse as the mountains of NC, VA, and TN, as well as the Scottish Highlands, Ireland, Hawaii, Death Valley National Park, Yosemite National Park, and the deserts of UT, AZ, NV, and NM.  Still, the Appalachian Mountains are the most special to him.  In 2016, he decided to start using his hobby as a way to raise funds for StepUp Ministry, and this is his third annual fundraising hike.


Please contact Craig Dunkley at or Carryl Tinsley at with any questions.