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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 24


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

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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.

The event

Gran Fondo takes place on the beautiful campus of Walla Walla Community College. Participants choose from two cycling events or a 5k fun run/walk (departure times vary for each event). You’re encouraged to 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.

After you ride, walk or run, join us for a community celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants (and non-participants) are invited to purchase food from a variety of food trucks and listen to live music. Special thanks to our food truck partners who are donating all proceeds to the Cancer Special Needs Fund.

Schedule of events

  • Metric Century: 7:30 a.m. Check in at 7 a.m.
    A beautiful ride through farmland, orchards and vineyards. View map »
  • Celebration Ride: 9:30 a.m. Check in at 9 a.m.
    A 35-mile ride through wine and wheat country. View map »
  • 5k Fun Run/Walk: 11 a.m. Check in at 10 a.m.
    A 5k run or walk along Mill Creek Trail with optional turnaround points at each mile.
  • Food trucks & live music: 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
  • Welcome back ribbon cutting for Clint Froke: 12 p.m. (or whenever Clint makes it back!)
    Learn more about Clint’s ride »

Start fundraising to #finishcancer

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

Last year, more than 300 people came together and raised more than $30,000 for our friends, neighbors and loved ones who have cancer. With your help, we can make an even bigger impact.

2016 Gran Fondo Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Alaska Airlines

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

Media Sponsor

107.7 Hot FM - Walla Walla
Thanks to 107.7 Hot FM for sponsoring the 2015 Walla Walla Gran Fondo!

5k Fun Run/Walk Sponsor

Regency at the Park Rehabilitation Center
Thanks to Regency at the Park Rehabilitation Center for sponsoring the 2015 Walla Walla Gran Fondo!

Community Sponsor

  • InCyte Diagnostics
  • Columbia REA
  • Leone & Keeble
  • Baker Boyer Bank

Partner Sponsors

  • Brookdale Senior Living
  • Inland Cellular
  • Park Manor Rehabilitation Center