Event Details

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2022 Weekend Details

Friday Night Party

Join us for our in-person Friday Night Party on August 12 to kick-off the Obliteride weekend!

Where: Gas Works Park, Seattle
When: Friday, August 12 from 4-9 p.m.
What: Food, live music and more

Attendance is included for registered participants including virtual challenge participants. Guests are welcome to attend for an additional fee and can purchase tickets here.

COVID-19 Protocol: For information on the protocols in place for Obliteride 2022, please visit our COVID-19 Safety page.

Obliteride Day

Obliteride Day is Saturday, August 13. All routes will start and finish at the University of Washington E-18 parking lot in Seattle. Start times for each route are below:

100-mile: 6:30 a.m.
50-mile: 7:30 a.m.
25-mile: 8:30 a.m.
5K walk/run: 9 a.m.

Arrive early to fuel up at the participant breakfast and stay your ride for more food, activities, and music mixed by KEXP DJ’s Eva Walker and Marco Collins.

Registration & Fundraising

Registration

Registration for any activity is $35 through Thursday, August 11. Kids age 0-9 get in free!

Friday, July 15: Last day to change your route.
Friday, August 12: Registration increases to $50.

Register Today

Fundraising

There are no fundraising minimums in 2022. We suggest a starting goal of $250 (you can do it!). 

Friday, September 30: Fundraising deadline.

Friday Night Party

Our legendary in-person Friday Night Party is on! Join us on Friday, August 12, at Gas Works Park in Seattle from 4 – 9 p.m. Every registered participant is welcome, including our virtual challenge participants. 

Bringing Guests: Tickets for the Friday Night Party are available to purchase for $35 through Thursday, August 11, and available for $50 on the day of the event. Let us know you are coming and purchase guest tickets here

COVID-19 Protocol: Obliteride is continuously monitoring the latest guidance for COVID-19. For information on the protocols in place for Obliteride 2022, please visit our COVID-19 Safety page.

Parking: Learn more about our parking guidelines for 2022.

Guests at the Friday Night Party

Live Entertainment

Hosts

KEXP DJs Marco Collins and Eva Walker

Marching Band

Opening Band

Headliner

How to Get Your T-Shirt and Participant Packet

Volunteers working at the check-in desk.

Participant T-Shirt

Registration before July 15: Your t-shirt will be mailed in two to three weeks (international: allow four to five weeks).

Registration after July 15: For the in-person event, you must pick up your shirt in person at the Friday Night Party or on Obliteride Day.

Virtual challengers: Your shirt will be mailed to you. If you register after Wednesday, July 27, your shirt may arrive after Obliteride Day.

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In-Person Packet Pick Up

If you are joining us to ride, walk, or run on Obliteride Day in Seattle, you must pick up your participant packet in person. You may do this:

  1. At the Friday Night Party, from 3 – 7 p.m. 
  2. On Obliteride Day at the check-in tent, starting one hour before your start time. The packet includes your participant bib and wristband, which are required for participation.

Virtual challengers: you do NOT need a packet. If you choose to attend the Friday Night Party and/or Obliteride Day activities, you will still need to check-in to receive your participant wristband.

Safety and Support

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COVID-19 Safety

Obliteride is continuously monitoring the latest guidance for COVID-19. For information on the protocols in place for Obliteride 2022, please visit our COVID-19 Safety page.

Volunteer holding up 25-mile wave 1 sign

Carefully Created Routes

Our family-friendly 5K is on a paved route with mostly foot and bike traffic. Our shared-road bike routes have signage, rest stops, support vehicles, flaggers, and begin with a police escort.

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Rest Stops and Snacks

Bike stops offer snacks, drinks, and support. The 5K stop includes water and encouragement. Our volunteers and staff make stops a fun way to recharge!

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Support and Gear Vehicles

SAG (support and gear) vehicles track riders on all bike routes. If you need assistance, hail a SAG vehicle or call the emergency number on your wristband.

What We Need From You

To make our day safe and fun, we need help from you.

  • Follow COVID-19 safety protocols: Obliteride is continuously monitoring the latest guidance for COVID-19. For information on the protocols in place for Obliteride 2022, please visit our COVID-19 Safety page.
  • Be prepared: Watch the weather and bring appropriate clothing for rain — and sunblock for sun. Choose and train for the route that works for you. And if anything comes up during your ride or 5K, call support.
  • Stay on your marked route, cooperate with law enforcement, and give right-of-way to emergency vehicles.
  • A helmet is required for ALL bike riders.
  • Educate yourself about cycling safety. Use hand signals to turn and voice to pass, do not wear earphones, and give others sufficient room to ride. Cross railroad tracks at right angles and stay aware of hazardous road conditions.
  • Obliteride is not a race. Some Obliteriders are new to group riding. Come prepared to be patient and helpful.
  • Wear your Obliteride wristband all weekend. It comes in your packet and has the emergency contact number on it.
  • Call 911 in an emergency.

Survivor Program

Recognition before Obliteride, at the Friday Night Party, and on Obliteride Day.

Back of a jersey with survivor names on a sticker

Obliteride strives to recognize and honor all participants who have been diagnosed with cancer, along with their caregivers. We invite you to participate in our program in the way that works for you.

  • Before the event, you may have a survivor badge added to your personal fundraising page. To add this badge:
    1. Log into your Participant Center and navigate to the “Settings” page.
    2. Select “My Responses” and answer the questions “Are you a cancer survivor?” and “Would you like to display a cancer survivor badge on your fundraising page?”
    3. Once you’re done, the badge will appear on your page!
  • During Obliteride weekend, we welcome you to pick up a survivor or caregiver sticker for your shirt or jersey at registration.
  • We will also take a moment to recognize survivors at the event. We invite you to grab a pompom, ring a cowbell, or simply raise your hand from the audience!

Parking and Accommodations

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Parking

Friday Night Party: There are no shuttles to Gas Works Park for 2022. Parking can be limited near the park, so please plan accordingly — consider riding your bike, carpooling with teammates, or taking public transportation. Complementary secure onsite bike parking will be available.

Obliteride Day: Paid parking will be available Saturday at the University of Washington Parking Area E-1, on a first come first served basis. We encourage Obliteriders to carpool and take public transportation. The start line is located by the E-18 parking lot near the University Light Rail Station and King County Metro Bus lines serving the University of Washington and UW Hospital. 

Silver Cloud Hotel

Preferred Hotels

Looking for somewhere to stay in Seattle for Obliteride weekend? We are excited to offer discounted rooms with our partners Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle — University District and Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Lake Union.

Once you register, check out your Participant Center for more information on how to reserve a room.

Riders with their bikes

Bike Rentals

Recycled Cycles is offering Obliteride participants a 20% discount on bike rentals during Obliteride weekend. 

Outdoors For All offers adaptive bicycle rental options for Obliteride participants. They have recumbent trikes and handcycles available to rent for $35 per day. 

Once you register, check out your Participant Center for more information on how to reserve a bike.

Purchase Obliteride Merchandise

Visit our online store to buy Obliteride gear, gifts, and more. Even better, 15% of your purchase will come back to Obliteride!

Virtual Challenge

COMPLETE YOUR VIRTUAL CHALLENGE BY SATURDAY, AUGUST 13!

We’re so glad you’re part of our amazing global community. Together with participants worldwide, you’re making a huge difference for lifesaving cancer research. Here are a few more details to help you make your Obliteride virtual challenge your own, stay safe and motivated, and have fun.

BIB & BIKE TAGS

Download and print your own Obliteride bib and bike plate tag to add spark to your activity.

STAY SAFE

Read these tips, brought to you by our Safety Sponsor Lease Crutcher Lewis — and remember to follow the rules of the road, hydrate, and refuel.

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SHARE, SHARE, SHARE

Your photos keep us connected and inspired! Share your Obliteride photos on our "I Obliteride for" wall, tell your story, and tag us in your social posts: #Obliteride or @Obliteride.

USE THE APP

Install the free Obliteride App (wherever you get your apps) to track your mileage and see your progress toward your activity and fundraising goals!

OBLITERIDE WEEKEND

Virtual challengers are welcome to attend the Friday Night Party in Seattle on Friday, August 12 and join us to cheer and celebrate on Obliteride Day, Saturday August 13. For information on the COVID-19 protocols in place for Obliteride 2022, please visit our COVID-19 Safety page.

Want to bring a guest? Tickets for the Friday Night Party are available to purchase for $35 through Thursday, August 11, and available for $50 on the day of the event. Let us know you are coming and purchase guest tickets here

FOR MORE ANSWERS TO YOUR IMPORTANT QUESTIONS, VISIT OUR FAQ PAGE

10 Years of Joy and Community

Obliteriders have fun and make a difference. We can’t wait to welcome you to our anniversary season.

Sponsors

100% of participant-raised dollars fuel fesaving research at Fred Hutch, thanks to our generous sponsors.

sloan foundation
university village
amazon
sinegal family foundation

Ready To Register?

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