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Run, Walk, Ride, and Fundraise

Get active and fundraise for Huntsman Cancer Institute through our Huntsman Heroes program! This program brings together individuals dedicated to going the extra mile to create a future free from cancer. Join us to participate in our athletic partner events and our signature event—Huntsman SportsFest—to raise money for Huntsman Cancer Institute. One hundred percent of every dollar raised goes directly to doctors and researchers who, with your help, are changing the course of cancer research, treatment, and prevention for children and adults. 

Other events include our annual Gala and various community partner fundraisers held throughout the year. You can also plan your own event.

Huntsman Heroes

Huntsman Heroes are dedicated individuals who run or bike together toward a common philanthropic and physical goal. The program includes our signature event, Huntsman SportsFest, and a variety of running and cycling partner events. Participants who join the team for a partner event agree to a minimum fundraising amount and receive exclusive VIP access to some of Utah's best endurance events, such as LoToJa, pictured.

Huntsman SportsFest

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Huntsman SportsFest, held annually in June, is a day to run, walk, or ride to raise money to support groundbreaking cancer research for children and adults at Huntsman Cancer Institute. We offer cycling routes for all skill levels, including our legendary 140-mile distance. Participants can also walk or run in a 5K, trail 10K, or Kids Fun K, with the finish line at Fort Douglas on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City. Join a team, create your own, or run or ride solo, and raise money to eradicate cancer.

Annual Gala

2025 TBD

The annual Huntsman Cancer Foundation Gala is an evening of recognition to honor all of those affected by cancer and the hard work and philanthropic contributions of our biggest supporters throughout the year.

Signature Partner Events

  • Salt Lake City Marathon
  • Ogden Marathon
  • Little Red
  • LoToJa
  • Virtual Hero: anytime, anywhere!
  • Other events that support Huntsman Cancer Institute: Head for the Cure, Cache Gran Fondo, Sports-Am events

Pictured: Emily Anderson, Dina Wise, and April Hobbs after the 2021 Virtual Salt Lake City Marathon. The trio won the marathon's Miles for Marie Award, which recognizes people who embody community commitment, selflessness, positivity, and the fight against cancer.

DIY Fundraising / Plan Your Own Event

Our goal is a cancer-free world, but we can’t do it without you. How can you help? Host a fundraising event. Raise money for your birthday. Raise money in honor or memory of a loved one. All of these make a difference and change lives. Dollars raised through community events support lifesaving discoveries at Huntsman Cancer Institute. When you fundraise for us, patients know they don't struggle alone. They know that others—even others they may never meet—care about them and about making their lives better.