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Obliteride shifts gears for 2020

Annual fundraiser takes on a new look to raise funds for cancer and COVID-19 research at Fred Hutch
Credit: Fred Hutch Obliteride

Fred Hutch Obliteride is changing gears and reimagining their eighth annual 2020 summer fundraiser. The annual bike ride and 5K has moved to a virtual format so that everyone can move, have fun and take action – all from a safe distance. 100% of funds raised directly benefit the groundbreaking cancer and COVID-19 research done at the local nonprofit.

Obliteriders can choose to complete any activity by August 8 – biking, running, walking, hiking, kayaking, or any other activity that gets them moving – and register online to raise funds. Obliteride will implement challenges, online events and incentives to keep participants engaged.

Credit: Fred Hutch Obliteride

New this year is the opportunity for anyone in the world to participate, giving the event a global reach. The registration fee is only $35, with no fundraising requirements.

Because the COVID-19 pandemic poses an urgent threat to people everywhere, particularly those affected by cancer, 50% of the funds Obliteride raises in 2020 will support Fred Hutch’s coronavirus research and 50% will support cancer research.

Credit: Fred Hutch Obliteride

Last year, 2,453 participants raised $4 million. To date, the event has raised $28.8 million to support life-saving research. KING 5 is a proud sponsor of Obliteride.

Visit their website to learn more about Obliteride and how you can get involved.