Share the Lobo Cancer Challenge

Save the date! September 14, 2019

Reserve the big day for the Lobo Cancer Challenge! Registration will open mid-April 2019. Thank you to all Challengers, volunteers, sponsors and contributors. We are looking forward to 2019!

Challenging Cancer Together

The Lobo Cancer Challenge is a fundraising event to help ensure that the people of New Mexico have access to world-class cancer care and treatments based on the most advanced cancer research. Challengers commit to ride in 25-, 50-, or 100-mile bike rides, or to run or walk in a 5K. With their commitment, every dollar raised by Challengers goes to support pilot programs for research and support services for patients at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center— because no one should have to face cancer alone.

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Why I Ride in the Challenge

Hundreds involved in 2018 Challenge


Sponsor Spotlight

We love our Presenting Sponsor, Blake's Lotaburger! They even brought their awesome breakfast burritos for everyone to enjoy at the event. Thank you to Blake's, whose generosity is integral to the success of the Lobo Cancer Challenge.

Please help us thank all of our sponsors by supporting their businesses and letting them know you appreciate their efforts on behalf of our community.

How Do You Raise Funds?

We’ve put together fundraising tips, tools and ideas to help you, along with a guide to your own online Fundraising Page (included with your registration).

Find your Team

PRO TIP: At any time on the site, you may use the “Find a Challenger” link at the top of the page to search for a team.

The First Challenge Made a Difference!

Thank you and kudos to everyone who came together at the inaugural Lobo Cancer Cancer Challenge in 2017 to raise $164,000 to challenge cancer for the people of New Mexico.


Top Individuals ^^
  1 -  $1,000 Milestone Marilee Petranovich ($6,951.00)
  2 -  $1,000 Milestone Chris Cutter ($4,550.00)
  3 -  $1,000 Milestone Gary Florez ($4,100.00)
  4 -  $1,000 Milestone Mark Riley ($3,050.00)
  5 -  $1,000 Milestone Barb Blount ($2,628.00)
  6 -  $1,000 Milestone Matthew Fero ($1,950.00)
  7 -  $1,000 Milestone Elyse Eckart ($1,700.00)
  8 -  $1,000 Milestone Laura Spitz ($1,700.00)
  9 -  $1,000 Milestone Elaine Gronberg ($1,540.00)
  10 -  $1,000 Milestone Burke Gurney ($1,520.00)
Top Teams ^^
  1 -  Heme Team ($10,515.00)
  2 -  Team Petranovich ($8,264.00)
  3 -  RIO Cycling Club ($8,200.00)
  4 -  Breast.Day.Ever! ($4,850.00)
  5 -  GI cancer research team ($4,030.00)
  6 -  SolAero Tech ($3,995.00)
  7 -  KOAT Action 7 News ($3,881.00)
  8 -  Save 2nd Base ($3,705.00)
  9 -  Steel on Wheels ($3,655.00)
  10 -  Riders for Racks ($3,600.00)