Obliteride unites community for cancer cures

Registration opens for Fred Hutch’s summer bike ride, 5K fundraiser
An Obliteride runner takes off at last year's annual event.
Obliteride participants start the 5K walk and run on August 13, 2022, at the University of Washington in Seattle. Registration just opened for the 2023 Obliteride. Fred Hutch file photo

Registration is now open for Obliteride, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center’s summer bike ride and 5K fundraiser slated for Saturday, August 12, in Seattle, Wash.

This annual community event brings together people from around the Pacific Northwest (and beyond!) to help cure cancer faster by raising vital research funds. Every participant-raised dollar fuels advances in cancer prevention, detection, treatment and cures that improve and save lives.

Bike riders take off at last year's Obliteride fundraiser
Bicyclists take off on during last year's Obliteride. This year's annual fundraiser will feature bike rides as well as a 5K run/walk on August 12. Fred Hutch file photo

Participants can sign up to bike either a 25-, 50-, or 100-mile route, walk or run a 5K, or volunteer along with thousands of other passionate community members. Registration discounts are available for all those who have or have had cancer. There will also be a virtual option for those who can’t join in person.

Exciting opportunities for 2023

“This year, Obliteride participants may direct their fundraising to the areas that are most meaningful to them, including a specific disease area, program, faculty member or clinician,” said Kelly O’Brien, vice president of philanthropy at Fred Hutch. “With this new option, this dedicated community can rally their friends and families to support the work they care about most.”

A new fundraising guide, updated tools and customized support will help every Obliterider meet their fundraising commitments, she said.

In addition, updated bike routes will take riders by beautiful lake views and through a variety of different terrain. Riders on the 100-mile route will enjoy lunch at Carnation Farms in Carnation, Wash. Walkers will have a paved, family-friendly route.

The event will once again include a kickoff party the night before (August 11) at Gas Works Park near the Fremont neighborhood in Seattle. The party will include a catered dinner, live music and the opportunity to connect with a community dedicated to cancer cures. 

Sign up for Obliteride 2023

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Obliteride fundraising goes directly to work

As in previous years, 100% of participant-raised dollars will help advance lifesaving research and compassionate care at Fred Hutch, thanks to generous sponsors.

Since 2013, Obliteride has raised more than $40 million and fueled more than 200 projects, including new approaches for breast, colon, pancreatic and prostate cancer; novel therapies that harness immune T cells to fight lung and skin cancers; breakthroughs in data science; advances that help distill complex genetic and environmental factors to better predict disease risk; community partnerships to improve health and more.

Register today! Ride, walk, run or volunteer this August and help cure cancer faster.

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