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Lace up for science!

Reimagined for 2020

WHAT: Knock out a 5K — or choose your distance!

WHEN: By Saturday, August 8

WHO: Every age, every speed

REGISTRATION FEE: $35 for all ages

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM: None! Meet the goal that works for you.

WHERE THE MONEY GOES: 100% of participant-raised dollars fuel research to stop cancer and advance testing, treatments, and vaccines for COVID-19.

Ready to have fun and take action? So are we! Join Obliteriders from everywhere as we get outside (safely), fuel lifesaving science, and make summer shine.

How it works this year

All the fun in 2020 — but with extra space!

Walkers along the 2019 5K route

Step 1: Register

Have fun doing what you love.

Signing up is easy! Just pick whether you’d like to ride, walk or run, or choose your own activity. Select your distance and fundraising goal. And get ready for a great season.

Volunteers on the 2019 bike route

Step 2: SWEAT, Fundraise, have fun

Let the games begin!

Set up your customized participant page. Connect with a team. And complete your activity on your own between the time you register and Saturday, August 8.  We’ll provide plenty of incentives and challenges to keep you motivated all season long.

An Obliterider standing in front of the "I ride for" dedication wall


Celebrate with us in August.

Bask in your accomplishment during our virtual party in August. It will be a great chance to have fun and celebrate all we've done to honor loved ones and fuel groundbreaking science at Fred Hutch. Stay tuned for more details!

Have fun and help save lives

Strut your stuff this year

Take the kids. Wave to the wildlife. Feel the wind on your face. And help researchers working passionately to protect our loved ones and communities. All you need to do is select your distance and fundraising goal. We’ll supply special incentives to keep you motivated, great community, and an an invitation to our final week of fun, virtual celebration, and more.

5K Walk/Run

About: Easy to invigorating – choose your route!

Registration: $35 for all ages

Suggested fundraising goal: $250 or more. Every dollar counts!


Your Choice

About: Don’t see the distance or activity that works for you? No problem! When you register, select the “Your Choice” option and tell us how you’d like to participate! From walking 10 miles to running 50, every effort matters.

Registration: $35 for all ages

Suggested fundraising goal: $250 or more. Every dollar counts!



5K Walk/Run


Your Choice


It's great to participate in a fun event and raise money for research at Fred Hutch! We look forward to it every year.

Jeff V., 5K walker, seven-year participant
Researchers work in the Berger Lab at Fred Hutch

Your impact

Every step fuels lifesaving research

This year, we’re going 50/50: Because the coronavirus pandemic poses an urgent threat, particularly for people affected by cancer, 50% of all participant-raised dollars will support Fred Hutch’s core mission of curing cancer faster, and 50% will fuel our leading-edge work to track COVID-19, accelerate vaccines and treatments, and protect our families, communities, and world.

Researchers work in the Berger Lab at Fred Hutch
An Obliteride sticker on a participant's shirt that reads “I Walk for Grandma Ranch”

Meet your inner fundraiser

You? Fundraise? You bet!

We’re all part of communities affected by cancer and COVID-19 — and we’re all part of the solution. Every year, people just like you raise millions of dollars to fuel the science it takes to save lives. We take action for our loved ones and the health of the world. And when we ask, our communities are ready to take action, too. So go ahead! You’ve got this. And we’re here to help.

Obliteride merchandise

Incentives and challenges

Fuel research — and get awesome things!

Who doesn’t like a boost? This year, we’ve created a slew of fun incentives and challenges — From T-shirts and treats to our amazing virtual events — to inspire your fundraising efforts every step of the way!

Obliteride merchandise
A team of walk/runners cheering at Gas Works Park
A team of walk/runners cheering at Gas Works Park

Teamwork and community

Cheer and be cheered

Craving connection? Join the club (no, really!) Obliteride teams are more connected and creative than ever — but now from a safe physical distance. Team up online with other participants — from riders and runners to skaters and swimmers — to get motivated, boost your training and fundraising, and have more fun together.

A team of walk/runners cheering at Gas Works Park

Photos from Obliteride 2019

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

No matter what activity you choose as your Obliteride challenge, please be safe and abide by all applicable laws.

The Obliteride team
An illustration of a man on a bicycle wearing an Obliteride jersey.

Ready to register?

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