2023 Huntsman SportsFest Ride to Raise Funds for Cancer Research


Annual fundraising event brings community together to support Huntsman Cancer Institute

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 20, 2023) — Huntsman Cancer Foundation invites the community to break a sweat and support the fight against cancer at the 13th annual Huntsman SportsFest. This year’s event is set for Saturday, June 10, with a celebration taking place at the University of Utah’s Fort Douglas Field.

Registration is now open. SportsFest has a fundraising goal of $500,000 to accelerate Huntsman Cancer Institute’s lifesaving work. Participants can choose from walking/running and cycling courses of various distances. Cyclists are particularly encouraged to register early so they can attend the Huntsman Heroes cycling training held on Saturdays through June 3.

From left, Huntsman Heroes coach Kelly Hicks and Matt Elizondo ride 140 miles in Huntsman SportsFest on June 12, 2021. Photo courtesy Huntsman Cancer Foundation

More than just a chance to get out and move, SportsFest is a day to make a difference. One hundred percent of all fundraising directly benefits the institute’s mission to advance cancer research, treatment, and prevention. Participants can register as individuals, families, or teams and designate fundraising to a specific type of cancer that has affected them or a loved one.

“It’s always so inspiring to see how many in our community turn out to support Huntsman SportsFest each year,” said foundation Director of Events Jen Murano. “SportsFest is a wonderful way to get some exercise and know you’re doing something to create a cancer-free future.”

With hundreds of participants, Huntsman SportsFest is made possible by volunteers who give their time and effort each year. Volunteer registration is also now open.

“You don’t need to break a sweat to make a difference,” said Murano. “Volunteering is a great way to get involved and lend a hand.”

Visit huntsmansportsfest.com to register, volunteer, or learn more.

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