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Raised this season:

More than $3.1 million raised in 2020!

Together, our community is unstoppable. 

What a year, Obliteriders! We couldn’t gather in person — but we stayed more connected and committed than ever. In states and countries around the world, YOU picked your activity, had fun, honored loved ones, and raised critical funding for cancer and COVID-19 research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

THANK YOU. Because of you, our Obliteride community is stronger than ever. 

Ready for next year? Sign up to be notified when Obliteride 2021 registration opens.

Cancer hasn't stopped. Neither will we.

And this year, we’re fueling COVID-19 research, too.

Obliteride is Fred Hutch’s annual summer fundraiser for lifesaving research and cures. For 2020, we replaced our in-person weekend event with a chance to pick any activity and participate right from home — and more people joined us than ever before. We had more than 3,000 participants from all 50 US states, more than 17 countries, and all 7 continents. They biked, hiked, kayaked, and more; had a blast at our virtual Glow Orange Week events and Saturday Celebration; and supported breakthrough research on both cancer and COVID-19. Together, we raised more than $3 million, bringing Obliteride’s eight-year total to over $32 million. And, thanks to our amazing sponsors, 100% of every participant-raised dollar is going directly to breakthrough research at Fred Hutch.

Why We Obliteride

Obliteriders share how, and why, they geared up and made a difference this year.

Glow Orange Week 2020

We lit up the skyline, discovered science at home, and threw a virtual party to remember.

Check out our highlights — and get inspired for next year!

Glow Orange to Cure Cancer

Paint the town orange

Seattle stands with Obliteride!
From August 3 – 8, major Seattle landmarks lit up orange at dusk to support cancer and COVID-19 research at Fred Hutch as part of the annual Glow Orange to Cure Cancer campaign.

Glow Orange
A 5K participant lifts her hands in the air across the finish line
Family Science Night

Science at home

Presented by Bristol Myers Squibb
The amazing Dr. Jeanne Chowning, senior director of Science Education Training at Fred Hutch, helped scientists of all ages do hands-on experiments at home. 

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Saturday Celebration

Fun, music & community

An event to remember!
We couldn’t party together in person, but that didn’t stop us! We sang, danced, and celebrated online with a musical performance by Michael Franti, awards, and more. 

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Top Participants

Top Teams

Friends & Family Teams

I know so many people that have been affected by both cancer and COVID-19 that I want to see as much progress as possible be made toward eradicating both diseases.

Jordan Jessen, 2020 Obliterider

Photos from Obliteride 2020

Big smiles, big hearts. Obliteriders all over the world made our reimagined season shine. Check out a few photos from this year!


100% of participant-raised dollars fuel lifesaving research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, thanks to our generous sponsors.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation logo
University Village logo
Amazon logo
Safeway logo
Sinegal Family Foundation logo
An illustration of a man on a bicycle wearing an Obliteride jersey.

Obliteride is for everyone!

Have fun, make friends, and help cure cancer faster. Ready for next year? Sign up to be notified when Obliteride 2021 registration opens.