Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year we’re replacing our live weekend event with something different. You choose the activity, distance, and fundraising goal that work for you and complete them by Saturday, August 8. We’ll have challenges, online events, and incentives to keep you connected and inspired. One thing hasn’t changed: Obliteride remains the fun, community-focused event it has always been.
Obliteride is Saturday, August 8. You can complete your activity anytime between when you register and August 8. We’ll also have happy hours, challenges, and online events throughout the season to keep you connected and inspired.
It’s super easy! Choose an activity you LOVE to do (biking, running, walking, hiking, square dancing, or whatever brings you joy) and then register. We’ve eliminated the fundraising minimums this year, so set a goal that feels comfortable for you — we suggest $250 or more — and then start training and asking friends and family to support your goal. Give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, 100% of participant-raised dollars support lifesaving research at Fred Hutch. Because the COVID-19 pandemic poses an urgent threat, particularly for people affected by cancer, 50% of the funds Obliteride raises in 2020 will support Fred Hutch’s work to halt COVID-19, and 50% will continue to fuel our core goal: curing cancer faster.
If you have a preference about what proportion of your dollars goes to cancer vs. COVID-19 research, please send your request in writing to:
Fred Hutch Obliteride
1100 Fairview Ave. N, J5-200
Seattle, WA 98109
Any amount you’ve already paid over the new $35 registration fee will be transferred to a self-donation for the 2020 event. If you wish to postpone your participation in Obliteride until 2021, please email us at email@example.com and request to credit your registration fee to the 2021 event. If you need to make other arrangements, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here for you!
You are no longer required to raise a fundraising minimum, and your credit card information has been removed from the system. When you log in to your Participant Center, you will see that you can still set a goal, but the required commitment has been removed. We encourage you to set a goal that feels comfortable for you — we suggest $250 or more. Now more than ever, Fred Hutch researchers need your support!
Yes, the registration fee for all ages and all activities is $35.
Age requirements are gone this year. Any and all ages are welcome to participate in Obliteride 2020.
There are no fundraising requirements for Obliteride this year. We still encourage you to set a goal that feels comfortable for you — we suggest $250 (or more if you are able). Remember, thanks to our generous sponsors, every dollar you raise supports lifesaving research at Fred Hutch.
Once you log in to your Participant Center, you can edit your fundraising goal from your dashboard page. Simply click the pencil icon next to your current goal to adjust it.
Raise as much as you can between now and Saturday, August 8. We’ll announce the total raised then. You have until Thursday, September 17, to finish fundraising and secure any matching gifts.
We would love to hear your ideas! Please share them on your social media pages using the hashtag #Obliteride and tag @Obliteride so we can repost your content. Or email us at email@example.com. Get creative, but please be sure to stay within health and safety guidelines.
Your donors’ gifts are already hard at work in our labs. At a time when fearless science is needed more than ever, Fred Hutch researchers are applying their deep expertise across the research spectrum, from immunology to public health, to advance cancer discoveries and track, prevent, and treat COVID-19.
Because this pandemic poses an urgent threat, particularly for people affected by cancer, 50% of the funds Obliteride raises in 2020 will support Fred Hutch’s work to halt COVID-19, and 50% will continue to fuel our core goal: curing cancer faster.
Donate online with your credit card. Alternatively, you can mail in donations (cash, check, or credit card) using our offline donation form. Please make checks payable to Fred Hutch Obliteride. If you are donating to a specific participant, be sure to include the person’s name (and team name, if applicable) to whom you are donating on the check memo line.
Obliteriders: If you receive a check that is made out to you, you can endorse the check on the back to Fred Hutch Obliteride. Please do not deposit the check in your personal account and write a new check or pay via credit card. We must have the original check endorsed to Fred Hutch Obliteride for the donor to receive a tax receipt. Be sure to include the participant or team name to whom you are donating on the check memo line:
Fred Hutch Obliteride
1100 Fairview Ave. N, J5-200
Seattle, WA 98109
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for receiving cash donations. Use the offline donation form to track any cash donations you receive. If you have the name and address of the donor, we will send a thank you and tax acknowledgement. If you choose to deposit the cash donation and write us a check or make a donation online, we CANNOT send the donor a tax acknowledgement.
Yes. Obliteride is an event put on by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, a nonprofit corporation incorporated in the state of Washington and accepting donations from all 50 states. Our tax ID number is 23-7156071. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
All donations made payable to and received by Fred Hutch Obliteride will receive an acknowledgement for tax purposes. If you donate online, you will receive your tax receipt instantly via email. Please keep it for your records. If you donate via check, the name and address appearing on the check will receive a thank you and tax acknowledgment. If you donate cash and have the name and address of the donor, we will send a thank you and tax acknowledgement. If a donation is not sent directly to Obliteride by the donor, we cannot provide a tax acknowledgement.
Yes! Matching gifts are an easy way to increase your fundraising. Be sure to encourage your donors to submit matching gift requests to leverage your fundraising. You and your donors can also check to see if a company has a matching gift program.
If you do not see the company’s name, you may simply ask the human resources representative or the employer’s matching gifts representative to submit paperwork to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Be sure to note that the matching gift is for Obliteride. Once we receive the matching gift, we’ll post the funds to your participant page. Please note the time it takes to receive the actual gift can vary depending on your company. Some companies will send the money within a couple weeks of your request, while others take months.
They can simply donate by credit card to your personal fundraising page and enter the amount in U.S. dollars. Please encourage any Canadian friends to donate online instead of by check.
Definitely! We’re all learning new ways to do things together but apart, and Obliteride is a perfect event to do with friends and family no matter where they live. Plus, it’s way more fun to do something with others. We’re here to help you build and lead your team from a safe physical distance. You can create your team when you register or email us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Not at all! We encourage Obliteriders to build blended teams of riders, walkers, runners, and participants who choose their own activity.
As we reimagine our event in response to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re still figuring out what form our volunteer program will take. At this time, we do not anticipate having any volunteer roles this year.
However, we still need your big hearts and energy! We invite you to consider registering as an Obliteride participant. With our updated choose-your-own-activity option, low $35 registration fee, and ZERO minimum fundraising, it’s easier than ever to become an Obliterider this year.
JOIN US and register for Obliteride! This year, be part of our amazing community while riding, walking, running — or doing an activity of your choice! It’s a great way to get outside, take action, and support lifesaving research.