Run, Walk, Ride, and Fundraise

Through our Huntsman Heroes program, individuals and teams run, walk, ride, and fundraise while participating in events from 5Ks and marathons to 140-mile bike rides. Other events include the Annual Gala and various community partner events held throughout the year. You can also plan your own event.

Huntsman Heroes cyclist

Huntsman Heroes

Huntsman Heroes is a group of dedicated individuals who run or bike together towards a common philanthropic and physical goal. Open to anyone with a desire to help advance cancer research, the program is designed to help participants reach their endurance goals while raising much-needed funds for cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Participants agree to raise a minimum donation amount and receive a guaranteed spot in some of Utah's best endurance events, such as LoToJa, pictured.

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Signature Partner Events

  • LoToJa: September 11, 2021
  • Salt Lake City Marathon: April 2022
  • Ogden Marathon: May 21, 2022
  • Little Red: June 4, 2022
  • Cache Gran Fondo: July 9, 2022
  • Virtual Hero: anytime, anywhere!
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.

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Three Huntsman Heroes smiling after the 2021 Virtual SLC Marathon
stage at 2018 gala

Annual Gala

Postponed to fall 2022

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. The Gala is held annually in the fall.

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Pink Park City

March 2022

Pink Park City, held annually in March, is a a ski day to conquer ALL cancers. Participants and donors even have the opportunity to restrict their funds to support research for a specific type of cancer. The 2018-started event continues to grow each year and has raised over $450,000 to date. In March 2022, we expect to host 1,000 participants at Park City Mountain, all raising money for cancer research.

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Participants at Pink Park City in ski gear
Participants at SportsFest running

Huntsman SportsFest

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Huntsman SportsFest, held annually in June, is a day to run, walk, or ride to raise money for lifesaving cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute. The Huntsman Ride includes cycling distances of 25, 50, 75, and 140 miles. Participants can also walk or run in a 5K, 10K trail, 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 for cancer research.

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DIY Fundraising / Plan Your Own Event

Our mantra is "Cancer moves fast and we have to move faster." 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.

Hold Your Own Fundraiser

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