Who Can Join an Arise Challenge?

The ARISE Challenge is for women ages 18 and up. There are no bunk beds or hot showers. It’s you, the women on your team (8-10 women per team), the group at large, the wilderness and your Creator. While the ARISE Challenge is designed for women to finish, it is not easy. It is not a retreat where women sit around the fire in a cozy lodge, get manicures, and eat fancy chocolates. NO! Women will walk a considerable distance carrying their backpacks. We will struggle together! We will endure together! We will celebrate together! And we will find inspiration for our hearts.

What is the level of fitness required?   You do not be fearful of the physical aspect of the ARISE Challenge but you do need to train physically for it!   A general guideline is that you should be able to run up to 5 km or hike up to 20 km. To prepare for the ARISE Challenge:  

  • Walk or jog several times a week
  • Do some squats, lunges and planks occasionally
  • Consider wearing your pack with weight in it while taking on normal chores around the house. Your kids might be embarrassed but this provides a great opportunity to share why this weekend is important to you
What do I need to Bring?

Pack ONLY according to the specific ARISE Packing List. We do not want an ARISE Challenge to provide any financial stress or hardship. You will want a good fitting pair of hiking shoes and a good daypack. They do not need to be expensive, just suitable. We encourage women to borrow or share certain equipment. Practice setting up and taking down your tent before the weekend.

Jewelry is not needed on an ARISE Challenge.

You will give up your watch, cell phone, camera and makeup to provide a distraction free weekend!

View the pack list here

What are the travel logistics?

The Arise Challenge event start details and travel logistics will be emailed to trekkers in advance of the event.

What is Included in the Cost?

$250 per woman. This cost includes everything that is needed for your ARISE Challenge experience excluding the items on your pack list.  Travel to/from the event location is not included.

What is the cancellation policy?

Please note the cancellation policy of The 4th Musketeer Canada (“4MCA”) and Arise Canada

The following provides important information concerning payment of the registration fee, any request to cancel your registration, refunds of fees for the event if you cancel, and refund of fees if Arise Canada cancels the event. To conserve and be good stewards of the budget and expenses of 4MCA and Arise Canada, the following policies are in place:

All Arise Canada events require FULL payment upon registration.

Refund & Cancellation
For cancellations made more than 60 days before the event start date, your registration fee will be refunded less a cancellation fee of $75.00. For cancellations made between 30 and 60 days of the event start date, you will be refunded half of the registration fee. For cancellations made within 30 days of the event start date, there will be no refund of the registration fee.

Arise Challenge Cancellation
If Arise 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 Arise Challenge. 4MCA, Arise Canada 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).

Can I bring a team?


During the registration process, you will have an option to list a team name or a friend’s name and we will place you together on a team (teams consist of 8-10 women). We form teams based on groups/friends first, then based on where women live. If your group is less than ten, we will combine groups to make a complete team. 

If you do not list a group/friend, we will assign you a team. 

Many women complete an ARISE Challenge without a group/friend! Do not fear coming alone as this makes for a very powerful experience! 


4M Canada Xtreme Character Challenge Weekend (XCC)


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The 4M Canada Leadership Challenge in an unforgettable journey through the Grand Canyon and the Bible.  Your perspective on Jesus and doing business with change forever.   You will journey with a small group of business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs who have the desire to strengthen their leadership and growth in professional positions while receiving high-impact training in doing business and leadership, based on the teaching of Jesus in the Bible.



Muskathalon is an ultimate endurance event – like a marathon – set in the heart of places around the world suffering extreme injustice.  The Muskathalon adventure offers an unforgettable sporting experience while providing firsthand exposure to the critical work of local organizations fighting for the poor and persecuted.  In addition to completing the event, you will raise significant funds which are given directly to specific charities where Muskathalon events take place.   



Inspired by the connection to the 4th Musketeer global movement and its Mission: “To inspire global passion for adventurous faith and waves of justice”, Freedom 8848’s mission is to tackle the seemingly impossible challenge of eradicating human trafficking locally and globally. You will climb the equivalent of Everest (8848m), here in Alberta, by climbing 9 peaks in 3 days.  You will be raising funds for front-line charities, raising awareness of human trafficking, and understanding at a deeper level what justice looks like for each of us to make a real difference.

4M Canada Remote Character
Challenge (RCC)


The 4m Canada RCC is designed around YOU and your life commitments.  You do not have to take time off from work or separate yourself from your family.  This impacting experience is uniquely designed for you to complete while balancing your main responsibilities.




God is spreading Arise across the globe! Here are links for the Arise movement in other countries:




Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away