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Discover your inner fundraiser

An Obliteride 5K Walker smiles after the event

You’ve got this

Obliteride is a fundraising event. Every year, thousands of Obliteriders, from first-time participants to longtime riders, step up for the people they care about: every patient and family facing cancer. 

And when you ask for support, others step up, too! Whether they give $10 or $1,000, your friends, family, colleagues, and community are ready to help stop the suffering cancer causes. All you have to do is ask.

Fundraising commitments

Many Obliteriders set big goals — but only your fundraising commitment is required. (Check our incentives and promotions for extra motivation.)


Fundraising commitment
(DUE by Thursday, September 17, 2020)

5K: Adult
5K: Young adult
(ages 18 – 24 as of August 5, 2020)
5K: Kids and teens
(ages 0 – 17 as of August 5, 2020)
5K: Fred Hutch/SCCA Consortium employee $300
25-mile bike: Adult $500
25-mile bike: Young adult
(ages 18 – 24 as of August 5, 2020)
25-mile bike: Fred Hutch/SCCA Consortium employee
50- and 100-mile bike: Adult
50- and 100-mile bike: Young adult
(ages 18 – 24 as of August 5, 2020)
50- and 100-mile bike: Fred Hutch/SCCA Consortium employee

Fundraising 101

Not sure how to kick things off? No problem. Start with the tips below, develop your own plan, and see how far your heart and dedication can take you!

Rider in decorated helmet smiles for the camera.

Feel good about asking

You’re giving people the chance to take action against cancer by supporting scientific research that saves lives. That’s something to feel great about — for you and your donors.

Participant tells her story for the crowd.

Share your story

It can be powerful to share why you Obliteride. Your personal story is authentic, inspiring — and your most effective fundraising tool. 

Be creative!

Sell tickets to an event, raffle a prize, or make and sell a T-shirt. People love a party and give more when they see your dedication.

Participants taking a selfie.

Harness email and social media 

Surprise: Both are great tools for fundraising. Pictures, challenges, and personal messages get people invested (and donating).

A team of riders pose for a photo
A group of employers participating in Obliteride.

Use matching gifts

Many employers will gladly match donors’ gifts dollar for dollar — doubling their contributions and boosting your goals. Visit our Matching Gifts page to learn more.

A rider crosses the finish line of Obliteride

Offer incentives

For $10, donors get a dedicated mile. $50 chooses your workout. And $200 puts their name on your jersey. (Obliteriders say this approach is very effective.)

Asking will be 10 times more meaningful — and easier — if you’re clear why you’re asking.

David L., Obliteride participant

Your home base — and ours

Put your Participant Center to work

Log in to set up your personal fundraising page today. The Obliteride Participant Center has tools to help you reach out to donors, learn about fundraising, track your progress, and meet and exceed your goals.

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Get to know Fred Hutch

For 45 years, Fred Hutch researchers have worked at the leading edge of science to prevent, treat, and cure cancer and other diseases. Through Obliteride, you and your donors are supporting visionary science, bold collaboration, and an urgent mandate to protect, improve, and save lives.

About Fred Hutch
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Ready to register?

Have fun, make friends, and help cure cancer faster. See you Saturday, August 8.