When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Where: Fort Douglas Field at the University of Utah
Distances: 25, 50, 75, 100, and 140 Miles with 140-mile Relay Option
100% of funds raised support cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute
THE HUNTSMAN 140
The Huntsman 140 is an epic ride through some of Utah’s most beautiful valleys. This road cycling event is a non-competitive, single day, fully supported ride, with multiple distance options that make it the ideal ride for both the beginner and seasoned cyclist. Cross the finish line and celebrate with friends and family at the Finish Line Festival with food, drinks, live music, giveaways from sponsors, games, and a kid’s zone play area.
The Huntsman 140 has distance options of 25, 50, 75, 100, and 140 miles with a 140-mile relay option. Sign up for the epic 140-mile ride from Delta, Utah, or ride any distance with an out-and-back course across the Wasatch Front.
Participants register and are able to ask their friends and family members to donate to their personal Huntsman 140 fundraising web page. 100% of funds raised support cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
RUN, WALK, OR RIDE TO FIGHT CANCER
Our mantra is “Cancer moves fast and WE have to move faster.” The Huntsman Sports Festival is more than just fun event, it’s an incredible cancer fighting community of runners, walkers, cyclists, and volunteers who help us move faster by supporting cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
In 2017, Huntsman Cancer Foundation combined the iconic Huntsman 140 cycling ride with the community-centered Huntsman 5K and Kid’s Fun K to create a single-day event, making the Huntsman Sports Festival the perfect way for anyone join in the fight against cancer.
Everyone starts and ends at the beautiful Fort Douglas area of the University of Utah campus, and cheers ring out across Fort Douglas Field as the wheels and feet of friends and family cross the finish line.
WHY SUPPORT HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE
With management of the Utah Population Database (UPDB), Huntsman Cancer Institute houses the world’s largest repository of health and genealogic records in the world. More genetic mutations for inherited cancers have been discovered at Huntsman Cancer Institute than anywhere else in the world. The genes for breast, ovarian, melanoma, head and neck cancer, colon cancer, and more, were all discovered here.
By funding efforts to better understand the beginnings of cancer and more effectively treat cancer, you help relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for cancer patients, survivors, and their families when you give. Cancer patients, caregivers, and donors are encouraged to come together in a myriad of ways to fight cancer individually and collectively through fundraising programs and events like the Huntsman Sports Festival.
HISTORY OF THE RIDE
The “loneliest road in America” just got a little less lonely.
Each June since his Stage IV head and neck cancer diagnosis in 2001, Jeff Warren sets off on a journey via his Litespeed Siena from his hometown of Reno, Nevada, to the steps of Huntsman Cancer Institute, where he endured the rigors of what he calls “slash, burn, and poison” (clinically known as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy). On the fifth day of Warren’s ride from Reno he begins the final leg of his journey, 140 miles from Delta, Utah to Salt Lake City.
The Huntsman 140 was opened to the public in 2011 to commemorate Warren’s ride and has since grown to be one of Utah’s most anticipated cycling events. This epic challenge of endurance provides cancer survivors and supporters with the opportunity to rally together in support of cancer research.
“Cancer is not a solo act,” Warren said. “This ride is a metaphor for the cancer journey. Some parts of it are grueling, when you’re pushed to your limits, and there are sections that, like cancer, are extremely lonely, but you still have family and friends cheering for your success.”
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