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Gran Fondo

Walk, run or cycle to #finishcancer

Sign up now for the September Gran Fondo walking, cycling and fun run events, all to benefit the Walla Walla, WA cancer patient special needs fund.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

New Location! Burwood Brewing Company


  • 1 Mile Walk
  • 5k Fun Run/Walk
  • Metric Century 62-mile bicycle ride
  • Celebration Ride (35 miles)

Pre-registration for the 2017 Gran Fondo will go live early this summer
Registration includes lunch and a beverage.

Choose from two cycling events, a 5k run/walk or a 1-mile walk. After, enjoy a festival with live music, food trucks and a beverage from Burwood Brewing Company. Also, make sure to use your Gran Fondo passport at neighboring businesses and enjoy great deals. Wear any and all of the colors of cancer (the wilder, the better) to symbolize our purpose and celebrate survivors. Although the type of cancer that affects each of us may be different, we stand united to #finishcancer.

The cause

The Gran Fondo (the Great Ride) helps our friends, neighbors and loved ones who are fighting cancer. One hundred percent of the funds raised stay local to benefit the Cancer Special Needs Fund of Providence St. Mary Foundation. This special fund provides our most vulnerable patients with gas cards, wigs, medication, rent and utility assistance and other supportive items not covered by insurance.

Schedule of events

Departure times vary; check back soon for a full schedule.

  • Metric Century:
    A beautiful ride through farmland, orchards and vineyards.
  • Celebration Ride:
    A 35-mile ride through wine and wheat country.
  • 5k Fun Run/Walk:
    A 5k run or walk through the airport district with an optional turn around point at 1 mile.
  • 1 Mile Walk:
    A one mile walk through the airport district.
  • Festival:
    Enjoy lunch from a variety of food trucks and a beer or root beer from Burwood Brewing and live music from Rogue Lobster.

Make a bigger impact

Become an 'Every Day Hero' and support the Gran Fondo fundraiser to support the Walla Walla cancer patient support fund.

Stay tuned to hear about peer to peer fundraising through Everyday Hero.

Thanks to our Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Alaska Airlines

Thanks to Alaska Airlines for sponsoring the 2015 Walla Walla Gran Fondo!

5k Fun Run/Walk Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Friend of St. Mary