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Event details: Obliteride 2020

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All the connection — just a little further apart.

We’ll update this page throughout the season with important information, so check back for more as we all get rolling together. We’ll also email invitations, updates, and details to registered participants, so keep an eye on your in-box.

Obliteride 2020 begins: The day you register

Complete your activity by: Saturday, August 8, 2020

2020 Registration fee: $35 for all ages, all activities

Fundraising minimum: None! Meet the goal that works for you.

The basics for this year

How does it work? How much will I sweat? Why do we Obliteride? Do owls really know everything?
A primer on this year’s reimagined event.

1.How it works: Sign up, join an online team if you’d like, and set up your participant center page. Then, keep an eye on your email. We’ll send a useful toolkit to get you started. Once you get rolling, you have until Saturday, August 8, to complete your activity on your own. 

2. What do I get? Great community. Incentives and swag to inspire you and reward your fundraising. A chance to connect with other Obliteriders, Fred Hutch researchers, and more during our online happy hours. Fun challenges and activities. Participation in our Obliteride Glow Orange event. And the occasional cheesy joke because … we can’t help it. 

3. Sweat: Pick the speed that works for you! Take it slow or fast. It’s a nice chance to do something for yourself and your community.

4. Why we Obliteride: We Obliteride to make a difference and honor loved ones by supporting lifesaving science. You already know that Fred Hutch is at the vanguard of cancer research. Now, Hutch experts in immunology, infectious disease, and more are also leading the charge against COVID-19 — and they need our support. We know this is a hard time — so don’t sweat your fundraising too much. The most important thing is to join us, have fun, and take action. Together, we will help save and protect lives.

5. Owls: Yes. Maybe? They generally keep six feet of distance. We like that about them.

Visit our FAQ page for more answers to your important questions.

Participation types

What’s your Obliteride stride? Pick your activity, have fun, and fuel breakthrough research!


Your bike is calling!

Break the stay-inside-blues, rack up the miles, and reinvigorate your summer. Pick a 25, 50, or 100-mile route that works for you — or set your own distance.

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Strut your stuff!

Slather on the sunblock, lace up your shoes, and throw down a fun 5K challenge for the whole family. Or walk or run even farther! We’ll be cheering you on as you walk, run, and get outside this summer.

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Your Choice

Do what you love!

Reconnect with your inner skateboarder. Shoot hoops in the driveway. Or let the mountains call! Choose the distance and activity that make you happy.

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Photos from Obliteride 2019

Here’s a look back at our 2019 event. This year, the group hugs can wait — but our amazing connection won’t have to!

Fundraising, impact, and incentives

Your fundraising matters

The world is counting on science. Scientists are counting on us! So go ahead: set a fundraising goal that’s comfortable for you. Give your community the chance to take action. And make summer shine.

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Fuel science

We need fearless science now more than ever. That’s where you come in. Your Obliteride dollars support Fred Hutch researchers working to stop cancer, combat COVID-19, and save lives.

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Help fund breakthrough science — and earn awesome rewards. This year, we’ve got plenty of perks, swag, and excitement to inspire and motivate your fundraising from the moment you sign up.

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Your fundraising matters

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Where the Money goes


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Thank you to our Fred Hutch Obliteride sponsors! Because of their support, 100% of participant-raised dollars go directly to lifesaving research.
Find out more about the many ways to help, build your community, and fuel lifesaving cancer research and cures.

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Ready to register?

Take action, honor loved ones, and fuel lifesaving research. Join Obliteride today!