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  • Your Choice

Pick your activity

Reimagined for 2020

WHAT: Any activity you love!

WHEN: By Saturday, August 8

WHO: All ages, 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!

Virtual Obliteriders in action

A high-quality picture of Jake and Joe together
Make it personal

Jake and Joe set up their own ride

“Cancer research is an important cause for us, and we wanted to raise money for Obliteride in our own way,” say 13-year-old twins Jake and Joe. As part of their b’nai mitzvah, they set up a ride for friends and family and raised nearly $60,000 for prevention, treatment, and cures.

Rainee and her family at the beach
Choose your adventure

Rainee’s family took Obliteride on the road

Together, Rainee and her family chose a 5K walking route along the coast of Maine and invited a dozen East Coast relatives to join. “We all had a BLAST!” she says. “The six kids especially loved being part of such a great event and cause.”

Researchers work in the Berger Lab at Fred Hutch

Your impact

Every dollar fuels groundbreaking science

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.

Food available for sale during an Obliteride fundraiser

Meet your inner fundraiser

Now, more than ever: Every dollar counts.

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.

Food available for sale during an Obliteride fundraiser
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!

A group of people work out at the gym

Teamwork and community

Join up for cures

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, grab an online happy hour or two, and boost your training and fundraising.

A group of people work out at the gym

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 people taking part in Obliteride.

Ready to register?

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