2019 FUNDRAISING TOTAL

AUG. 10, 2019

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Rider Questions
    • What is included with my 25 mi, 50 mi or 100 mi Ride registration fee?
      Registration Fees:
      January 24 – June 2, 2019: $100 Early Bird
      June 3 – August 10, 2019: $150 Regular Registration

      All riders receive:
      • Obliteride jersey
      • Goodie bag
      • Admission for you and a guest to our kickoff party
      • Food and beverage throughout the weekend
      • Superhero status for fundraising to cure cancer faster!
    • How old do I need to be to participate in Obliteride?
      • You must be 18+ to ride in the 25, 50, and 100-Mile rides.
      • All ages are encouraged to walk or run the 5k.
      • You can be any age to be a Virtual Obliterider.
    • What key dates do I need to know and be aware of?
      • June 2, 2019 – Early Bird Special ends
      • July 11, 2019 – Registration cancellation ends
      • July 30, 2019 – Last day to change routes and receive a new bib number
      • August 7, 2019 – Online registration closes
      • Friday, August 9 - Kickoff Party & Packet Pick-up at Gas Works Park
        • 3-8 p.m.: Registration/Packet pick-up
        • 4-9:30 p.m.: Kickoff celebration
      • Saturday, August 10th - Obliteride!
        • Start: University of Washington E-1 Parking Lot
        • 6-10:30 a.m.
      • September 12, 2019 – Fundraising Deadline
      ***If you have questions on any of the above, please email info@obliteride.org.
    • What is the minimum fundraising commitment for my route?
      Adult Rider 25-mile route = $500
      Young Adult Rider 25-mile route = $300*
      Fred Hutch, SCCA, UW Medicine, and Childrens’ staff 25-mile route = $300

      Adult Rider 50-mile route = $1,000
      Young Adult Rider 50-mile route = $300*
      Fred Hutch, SCCA, UW Medicine, and Childrens’ staff 50-mile route = $500

      Adult 100-mile Rider route = $1,000
      Young Adult 100-mile Rider route = $300*
      Fred Hutch, SCCA, UW Medicine, and Childrens’ staff 100-mile route = $500

      *Young adults are between 18 – 29 years old.

      Overachievement is encouraged. You can enter any fundraising goal you wish, but you are only required to meet your minimum fundraising commitment.
    • What happens if I don’t meet my fundraising commitment by the fundraising deadline?
      We will charge your credit card on file for the remaining balance of your fundraising commitment as of September 12, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. For example, if your fundraising commitment is $1,000 and you have raised $750, we will charge your credit card for $250.
    • Is my registration and fundraising commitment transferrable?
      No, neither your registration fee nor amounts raised toward your fundraising commitment are transferrable even if you do not or cannot ride in Obliteride for any reason, and you may not allow another person to ride in Obliteride in your place under any circumstances. If you are unable to participate in Obliteride, you can convert your status by updating your participation type to Virtual Rider by emailing info@obliteride.org or sending a letter to the Obliteride office by Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. After 11:59 p.m. on July 11, 2019, you may not cancel or decrease your fundraising commitment.
    • Can I change my route?
      Yes, you can begin the process of changing your route by sending an email to info@obliteride.org updating your route and corresponding fundraising commitment by July 11, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. You can’t reduce your fundraising commitment after July 11, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. even if you do not ride or cannot ride the route for which you are registered for any reason, including illness or injury that may limit or prevent your participation.

      Even if you change your route or decrease your fundraising commitment before 11:59 p.m. on July 11, 2019, any funds donated by you or others to Fred Hutch to satisfy your fundraising commitment are not refundable. Anyone with a route change request after July 30, 2019 will receive the bib for your original route and wave and the change will be noted internally with Obliteride. You may ride the new route once we have been notified, including up to an hour before your desired route start time. You may increase your fundraising commitment at any time prior to 11:59 p.m. on September 12, 2019.
    • Can I use an e-bike at Obliteride?
      Yes. However, we will not be able to service most of them outside of a flat tire (depending on the weight and style they might not fit in SAG vehicle and volunteer mechanics might not be able to repair in the field). Also, 100-mile riders on e-bikes will not be eligible for the King or Queen of the Mountain glory.
    • Can I rent a bike?
      • Need a bike to participate in Obliteride? Low cost rentals are available through Pedal Anywhere. How does it work?
      • 10% of your rental fee goes back to Obliteride!
      • At the end of the ride please return your rental bike to the Loaner Bike Return near Bag & Bike Check at the Finish Line.
      • Every bike comes with a helmet and two bottle cages. If a lock is needed one can be provided free of cost.
      • Pedals can be swapped if needed for cycling shoes.
      • Look for the Loaner Bike tent at UW To pick up your rental gear.
    • Can my family participate together?
      Yes! Obliteride is a great event to participate in as a family. The 5K Walk/Run is open to Obliteriders of all ages. Participants 18 and older can register for any of the bicycle routes. (Bonus: Young adult riders ages 18 to 29 qualify for a reduced fundraising minimum!) If riding, walking, or running isn’t your family’s thing, sign up as Virtual Obliteriders and fundraise to help cure cancer faster by doing another activity you love together.
    • Are children allowed to participate in Obliteride?
      Yes! The 5K Walk/Run is open to Obliteriders of all ages. Strollers and wagons are permitted on the 5K course. (Bonus: Any 5K participant who is 17 or younger has a reduced registration fee and no fundraising commitment!)

      Participants who want to ride one of the bicycling routes must be 18 years or older.
    • What is a "Virtual Obliterider"?
      We know that not everyone can ride, walk, or run with us on Saturday, August 10. But you can help support groundbreaking research at Fred Hutch doing an activity you love from wherever you are. This is your chance to get creative! Just register as a Virtual Obliterider, set your fundraising goal, create your personal fundraising page, and hit the ground running (or hiking, or kayaking, or gardening ... ). Learn more.
    • How do fundraising minimums work for teams?
      Each rider and adult walker or runner has a personal fundraising commitment. Those combined individual commitments make up your team’s fundraising minimum. Donations made to an individual Oliterider are directed to that person’s fundraising total, which rolls up to the team’s fundraising minimum. Donations made to the team benefit the entire team and can be allocated to team members to help them fulfill their individual fundraising commitments. Note: Team captains need to email us with this request before September 12, 2019.
    • What happens if my team doesn’t meet its fundraising minimum, but I fulfill my personal fundraising commitment?
      First things first, thank you for being a powerful force for lifesaving research at Fred Hutch! You stepped up in a big way, and your support is fueling exponential advances in cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and cures.

      As a team member, you are responsible only for your fundraising commitment. Your team members are responsible for their individual commitments and will pay the difference between their commitment and the amount they raised. However, you can help give them a boost by directing your network to donate to your team’s page instead of your individual page. Donations made to a team can be allocated to participants who haven’t yet reached their fundraising commitments.
    • I still have questions. Where can I get answers?
      If you can’t find your answers on our website, feel free to contact us.
  • Walker/Runner Questions
    • What is included in my registration fee?
      Registration Fees:
      $35 Early Bird: January 24 – June 2, 2019
      $50 Regular Registration: June 3 – August 10, 2019
      $25 Minor Registration (5-17 year olds): Full Season

      All walkers and runners receive:
      • Obliteride t-shirt
      • Goodie bag
      • Admission for you and a guest to our kickoff party
      • Food and beverage throughout the weekend
      • Superhero status for fundraising to cure cancer faster!
    • What key dates do I need to know and be aware of?
      • June 2, 2019 – Early Bird Special ends
      • July 11, 2019 – Registration cancellation ends
      • July 30, 2019 – Last day to change routes and receive a new bib number
      • August 7, 2019 – Online registration closes
      • Friday, August 9 - Kickoff Party & Packet Pick-up at Gas Works Park
        • 3-8 p.m.: Registration/Packet pick-up
        • 4-9:30 p.m.: Kickoff celebration
      • Saturday, August 10th - Obliteride!
        • Start: University of Washington E-1 Parking Lot
        • 6-10:30 a.m.
      • September 12, 2019 – Fundraising Deadline
      ***If you have questions on any of the above, please email INFO@OBLITERIDE.ORG.
    • How old do I need to be to participate in the Obliteride 5K?
      All ages are welcome to join us for the Obliteride 5K.
    • Can I push a stroller or pull a wagon?
      We welcome strollers and wagons on our Walk/Run route for kids, but pets (that are not companion animals) are not allowed on the course.
    • What is the minimum fundraising commitment for each participation type?
      5k Adult = $500
      5k Young Adult = $300
      5k Fred Hutch, SCCA, UW Medicine, and Childrens’ Staff = $300
      5k Walker Minor (5-17 years old) = $0

      *Young adults are between 18 – 29 years old.
      Overachievement is encouraged. You can enter any fundraising goal you wish, but you are only required to meet your minimum fundraising commitment.
    • Can I change my mind and decide to ride instead?
      Yes, you can change your registration to a ride a route by sending an email to INFO@OBLITERIDE.ORG or a letter to Obliteride updating your route and corresponding fundraising commitment by July 11, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. You can’t reduce your fundraising commitment after July 11, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. even if you do not walk/run or cannot walk/run for any reason, including illness or injury that may limit or prevent your participation. Even if you change your route or decrease your fundraising commitment before 11:59 p.m. on July 11, 2019, any funds donated by you or others to Fred Hutch to satisfy your fundraising commitment are not refundable. You may increase your fundraising commitment at any time prior to 11:59 p.m. on September 12, 2019.
    • Can my family participate together?
      Yes! Obliteride is a great event to participate in as a family. The 5K Walk/Run is open to Obliteriders of all ages. Participants 18 and older can register for any of the bicycle routes. (Bonus: Young adult riders ages 18 to 29 qualify for a reduced fundraising minimum!) If riding, walking, or running isn’t your family’s thing, sign up as Virtual Obliteriders and fundraise to help cure cancer faster by doing another activity you love together.
    • Are children allowed to participate in Obliteride?
      Yes! The 5K Walk/Run is open to Obliteriders of all ages. Strollers and wagons are permitted on the 5K course. (Bonus: Any 5K participant who is 17 or younger has a reduced registration fee and no fundraising commitment!)

      Participants who want to ride one of the bicycling routes must be 18 years or older.
    • What is a "Virtual Obliterider"?
      We know that not everyone can ride, walk, or run with us on Saturday, August 10. But you can help support groundbreaking research at Fred Hutch doing an activity you love from wherever you are. This is your chance to get creative! Just register as a Virtual Obliterider, set your fundraising goal, create your personal fundraising page, and hit the ground running (or hiking, or kayaking, or gardening ... ). Learn more.
    • How do fundraising minimums work for teams?
      Each rider and adult walker or runner has a personal fundraising commitment. Those combined individual commitments make up your team’s fundraising minimum. Donations made to an individual Oliterider are directed to that person’s fundraising total, which rolls up to the team’s fundraising minimum. Donations made to the team benefit the entire team and can be allocated to team members to help them fulfill their individual fundraising commitments. Note: Team captains need to email us with this request before September 12, 2019.
    • What happens if my team doesn’t meet its fundraising minimum, but I fulfill my personal fundraising commitment?
      First things first, thank you for being a powerful force for lifesaving research at Fred Hutch! You stepped up in a big way, and your support is fueling exponential advances in cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and cures.

      As a team member, you are responsible only for your fundraising commitment. Your team members are responsible for their individual commitments and will pay the difference between their commitment and the amount they raised. However, you can help give them a boost by directing your network to donate to your team’s page instead of your individual page. Donations made to a team can be allocated to participants who haven’t yet reached their fundraising commitments.
    • I still have questions. Where can I get answers?
      If you can’t find your answers on our website, feel free to contact us.
    • Can I bring my dog to Obliteride?
      No. Unfortunately, pets (excluding service animals) are not permitted on any Obliteride course. For the safety of your furry companions and others, we request that they also stay home for the celebrations at Gas Works Park.
  • Volunteer Questions
  • Donation Questions
    • How do I donate to Obliteride to support cancer research?
      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 (rider, walker, runner, virtual rider or volunteer), be sure to include the participant and team name to whom you are donating on the check FOR/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 into 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 FOR/memo line:

      Obliteride
      c/o Fred Hutch
      1100 Fairview Ave. J5-200
      Seattle, WA 98109
    • What do I do if a donor gives me cash?
      Cash donations can only be accepted in-person at the Obliteride office from the actual donor if a tax acknowledgement is required. We cannot guarantee the receipt of any cash donations sent via mail. If you receive cash and 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 CANNNOT send the donor a tax acknowledgement.

      For your convenience, an Offline donation tracking sheet is available.
    • Is Obliteride/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution and is my donation tax-deductible?
      Yes. Obliteride is an event put on by Fred Hutch, 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 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 received directly to Obliteride by the donor, we cannot provide a tax acknowledgement.

      Donations received via check or cash will be acknowledged via mail no later than January 31, 2020.
    • What is the difference between an individual donation and a team donation?
      Individual donations are made directly to the participant and count towards their fundraising goal. To make an individual donation, visit our Donate page and select from participant. Use the participant search function by entering the participant’s first and last names and clicking the ‘search’ button. Scroll down to view results.

      Team donations benefit the overall team. Donations made to a team can be moved to an individual participant as long as the team captain emails us with this request by September 12, 2019. To donate to a team, use the team search function by entering the participant’s first and last names and clicking the ‘search’ button. Scroll down to view results.
    • Do you accept matching gifts, and how are they credited towards my fundraising goal?
      Definitely! Simply ask your HR rep or your employers matching gifts rep to submit the paperwork to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Be sure to note the matching gift is for Obliteride. Once we receive the matching gift, we’ll post 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 to send the money.

      Check to see if your company has a matching gift program by clicking here.

      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.

      NOTE: If your company does not match gifts until after the fundraising deadline (11:59 p.m. on September 13, 2019), we require proof of the matching gift.
    • What if someone from a foreign country wants to donate to my ride?
      They can simply donate by credit card to your personal fundraising page and just enter the amount in American dollars. Please encourage any Canadian friends to donate online instead of by check.

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