The xcc is not
just a weekend

The Xtreme Character Challenge: a milestone in your life! 72 hours of adventure, challenge and inspiration (Thursday night through Sunday afternoon). Multiple teams of eight to ten men (21 and over) band together to face the rugged terrain in special locations to measure ourselves and each other. Men embark on a life-changing journey, surrounded by stunning scenery, seeking the boundaries of their abilities and trying to overcome the deep abyss between head and heart. Areas like the Suisse Alps, Norwegian fjords, Scottish highlands and here in the Canada,  Continental Divide (Alberta), Ouachita Mountains (Arkansas), Wichita Mountains (Oklahoma), Sierra Nevada Mountains (California) and Blue Ridge Mounatins (North Carolina) are the backdrop for men facing their fears, friends becoming brothers, and God revealing Himself intimately to wild hearts.


You will invest both time and money and it will be one of the best investments you can make for your life. You, your family and your community will reap the benefits. The Character Challenge is not just a weekend, it is a journey where you are mentally and physically challenged. If you decide to accept the challenge, we trust that you make this decision wholeheartedly. You will not have a private hot shower at your disposal. There are no showers. No running water. No bunk beds and cozy lodge. This mental and physical journey that is unparalleled will be a milestone in your life.


The XCC is viewed as one endless day. During the XCC men turn over their watches, phones, wallets and car keys. Only the items on the packing list provided are allowed. No extra food. No cigarettes. No alcohol. Ten teams of eight to ten men journey together on one route. The teams walk considerable distances carrying their backpacks with their equipment. Along the route the spiritual leaders of 4M speak short messages, often followed by a practical assignment to build on the Biblical lesson. Throughout the XCC, the men receive some twenty 10-minute talks that center around a Biblical character, such as Moses, Joshua, David, and, of course – Jesus. The aim of the XCC is to lead men to the highest place on earth, the foot of cross, in a way they have never experienced before.  


The model of the XCC is cutting edge. Character starts at the borders of the unknown. Men are pushed further, deeper, and harder than they may have ever experienced before. Fatigue, cold, hunger, thirst and physical exhaustion are emotions that men can expect, but behind every challenge lies a certain purpose for character-building and for an incarnation of Biblical truth.

Adventure. Brotherhood.
Faith. Justice.

Register for
xcc June 4-7,


Location: Continental Divide
Date: June 4 – June 7
Price: $ 325 CAD
Max Participants: 100
Start: 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Thursday, June 4, 2020
Finish: 12:00 pm Noon. Sunday, June 7, 2020


Thousands of men around the world have gone before you in the life-enriching experience of an Xtreme Character Challenge (XCC). Friendships are forged, hearts cleansed and relationships renewed. Now it’s your turn. Join us for our second Canadian XCC starting Thursday June 4th, 2020 at the rugged yet beautiful terrain of The Great Continental Divide, Alberta. For seventy-two hours you will battle the elements, God and yourself in teams of tens. During the weekend, you will journey significant mileage and confront many physical and mental challenges. But the distance that really matters is the 250 millimetres between your head and your heart.

You will invest both time and money; one of the most valuable investments you can make in your life. The XCC is not simply an extended weekend; it is a journey of brotherhood to the foot of the Cross. If you decide to accept the challenge, you must make this decision wholeheartedly. You will not have a private hot shower at your disposal; in fact there will be no showers and no running water! No bunk beds or cosy lodges. You’ll leave your mobile phones and watches at the start line! This is unlike any other challenge. This could be the biggest milestone in your life!

It is important that you prepare physically for this XCC. If you cannot walk up the stairs without running out of breath or jog to your local supermarket for a morning paper, then start training now!


You operate in a team of eight to ten men (18 years and older). You can assemble this team, you can also specify individual, then we will assign you to a team. If you want to participate as a complete team, each person registers separately using the form below.

The participation fee is $325 Canadian dollars per person. This amount does not include your travel to and from your location.


Everyone must travel individually or by team travel to Calgary, Alberta to Check-in at starting point. The organization of the 4th Musketeer plays no role in this.


Allow 2.5 hours travel time from Calgary International Airport, AB (YYC) to Check-in at starting point.


You will arrive at sign-in registration Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm (MDT)

Location of event will be communicated between time of registration and check-in.
Each participant must have a valid ID.


On Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm noon (MDT) you will be finished.


Please note the cancellation policy of the 4th Musketeer.

The following provides important information concerning any request to cancel, substitute another person or request a refund of fees for the events. In an effort to conserve and be good stewards of the budget and expenses of The 4th Musketeer, the following policies are in place.


All 4M XCC events require FULL payment upon registration.

Refund & Cancellation:

A cancellation fee of $ 75 CAD applies to all participants.

Cancellations made within two months before the start of the weekend, you pay 50%.

Cancellation within one month before the start of the weekend, you pay 100%

XCC Cancellation:

If 4M must cancel an event for any reason, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid minus a $25 administrative fee. Participants can also transfer their funds to a future XCC. 4M or any of its event partners are not and will not be held responsible for the reimbursement of costs incurred due to travel expenses for the event (for example: cancellation/flight change fees or rental fees for traveling to or from the event.)

There are 100 participants spots available for this weekend. Participant spots will be reserved by order of registration. Caution: if you want to participate with more than one person in a team, make sure that all members sign up in time. No spots are kept open for team members


On the second page of the registration you will be required to fill out a waiver which is a legal document. It is your responsibility to read and understand everything in it and by signing it you are giving up certain rights, including the right to sue.

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