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Join the community of Lobo Cancer Challengers from anywhere, any time!

A Virtual Challenger is anyone interested in raising funds in the spirit of the Lobo Cancer Challenge. Virtual Challenger registration is available for those who are not participating in the routes based at University Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2024 but are able to raise funds in support of the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Virtual Challenger Overview

Who may participate?

Virtual Challengers can be anyone: family or friends living outside of New Mexico, event volunteers, or local supporters of the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. We encourage people from around the globe to participate virtually with us in the 2024 Lobo Cancer Challenge.

Like other participants, Virtual Challengers have their own online fundraising page, are eligible for fundraising incentives, and may start or join a team.

Virtual Challengers have a registration fee of $40 and a suggested fundraising minimum of $100. The registration fee includes your official Lobo Cancer Challenge T-shirt and bib.

You can take the opportunity to set your own target, challenge and inspire yourself, and motivate your donors to help you reach your goal!

One hundred percent of the funds you raise go directly to support your choice of program in cancer patient care, research, community outreach, or medical education and training at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Customize your page and it will tell your story every time you share it.

When you register as a Virtual Challenger, you can set up a fundraising goal of your choice, and customize your online fundraising page to share with others.

We encourage you to use your online page to tell others why fighting cancer means something to you, and why you chose the program you want to support. Your supporters can donate to your cause right on your page.

Here’s an idea:

A Virtual Challenger may tie their fundraising to an activity or event. Is there something you already do that you love? Dedicate an activity for each donation. Or, if it is something you do on a regular basis, how about dedicating a month of activities to your fundraising Challenge?


Virtual Challengers FAQ

What is a Virtual Challenger?
A Virtual Challenger is anyone interested in raising funds in the spirit of the Lobo Cancer Challenge. Virtual Challenger registration is available for those who are not participating at University Stadium on the day of the event, but are able to raise funds in support of the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Who may participate?
Anyone! We encourage people from around the globe to participate virtually with us on Saturday, September 28, 2024.

When may I complete my virtual route?
The 2024 Lobo Cancer Challenge takes place on Saturday, September 28. We encourage you to ride, run, walk or climb your chosen route at your location on that day. Stay safe by following the stated health guidelines for your area. Participate from wherever you are! Free websites such as us.mapometer.comgeodistance.com and others allow you to draw out a route and measure it online. Use caution if you are participating outside. And, please watch for pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

You may also “choose a Challenge.” Do you want to dedicate volunteer service as your Challenge? Or, you could take a hike outdoors in nature. Do you enjoy arts and crafts? What about producing crafts to sell for donations to your chosen fund? Do you have other favorite activities that could be ideas for fundraising? These may be completed on or before September 28, 2024 if needed. 

How can Virtual Challengers keep up with the latest news from the Lobo Cancer Challenge?
We encourage all participants and community members to follow us on social media: Facebook and Instagram. We will provide the latest updates there. We will also be sending out emails to registered participants with fundraising ideas and more! We also encourage you to share your training progress and Event-day Challenges at our Strava Club, or by tagging us on social media with #LoboCancerChallenge and #UniteAgainstCancer, or by emailing us your photos and videos at lobocancerchallenge@salud.unm.edu.

What is the registration fee and fundraising commitment for a Virtual Challenger?
The registration fee is $40 and the suggested fundraising minimum is $100. The registration fee includes your online fundraising page, official Lobo Cancer Challenge T-shirt and bib.

As a Virtual Challenger, how do I fundraise and what does it support?
Virtual Challengers receive a Personal Page (an online fundraising web page) upon registration like our other Challengers. We encourage our Virtual Challengers to personalize their fundraising page and then share it with their friends, family members and co-workers to invite them to donate to their fundraising efforts. When you register, you choose where 100% of your fundraising dollars go from among 20 programs in cancer research, patient care, community outreach, or education and training for medical professionals at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Do I need a credit card to participate?
Yes. Your credit card is required at registration to pay your non-refundable registration fee. Register here.

How do I register to become a Virtual Challenger?
Select the Virtual Challenger participant type during the registration process.

When will I receive my T-shirt?
We are only mailing T-shirts to virtual participants who live out of town. The T-shirts will be mailed two weeks prior to the event. If you want your T-shirt for event day, please register by Friday, September 6, 2024.

Virtual Challengers who live in the Albuquerque metro area must pick up their packets. Packet Pickup times and locations will be posted on the Schedule page.

Do Virtual Challengers receive a Bib?
Virtual Challengers receive an official Lobo Cancer Challenge T-shirt and race bib.

 

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