Every mile closer to cures.
Padres Pedal the Cause is Curebound’s largest signature event, bringing together thousands of participants each year to raise money for collaborative cancer research. Hosted in partnership with the Padres, "Pedal" is San Diego’s most impactful fundraising experience with over $18 million raised to date to fund 80+ innovative research grants in all types of cancer.
You will be inspired by the energy and passion of the Pedal community made up of survivors, families & friends, doctors, scientists, children and volunteers – all of whom are determined to see cures in our lifetime.
100% of every dollar raised funds life-saving cancer research.
Meet our Featured Fighters - members of our community who have inspired others with their courage, warmth, and dedication to creating a world without cancer. Take a moment to hear their stories...
“We’re riding for Stacey. But we’re really riding for everyone.”
Loving, courageous, strong and real – Stacey and Rick have inspired so many people to stand up and help be part of the cure. Team Race for Stace, created by their children Aubrey and Andrew Valencia, is now leading the charge as the top fundraising team for Padres Pedal 2022.
“Everything you were planning on, everything you were doing – it just stops. And it’s a long road." – Anjuli Timmer
When Caden was diagnosed with cancer for the first time at just ten years old, he fought back hard and with the help of his care team at Rady Children’s Hospital, went cancer free for five years. When the cancer returned last fall, Caden’s courage and optimism have helped his whole family navigate a treatment plan that now includes CAR-T Cell therapy that has put him into remission.
“As I’m riding in Del Mar, and I’m struggling – I just want to quit.My buddy Nick reminded me: This is nothing compared to what a cancer patient is going through, whether it’s radiation or chemo. So stop complaining and start pedaling. I’ll never forget him saying that to me.” – Ryan Thorvaldsen
For years, the San Diego Padres have been leaders in the fight against cancer, hosting our annual event at their beautiful ballpark and giving Padres Pedal the Cause a home base. Each year, the Padres open their doors to thousands of cancer fighters, friends and family to gather at Petco Park in celebration of progress and hope.
“Every Padres employee has their own cancer story to tell,” said Chris Connolly, Chief Marketing Officer.“Everyone has been impacted by cancer.”
Pedal one of our cycling courses in honor of someone you love who’s life has been changed by cancer. All rides go out over the Coronado Bridge!
Join us for a scenic 5K in downtown San Diego and finish on the field at Petco Park. Whether you run or walk, individuals, families and teams are all welcome to go at their own pace and take a first step toward ending cancer.
The best spin of your life in this inspirational setting! Join us for rooftop spinning atop the historic Western Metal Supply Co. building overlooking Petco Park downtown San Diego. Motivational rides by SD’s most popular teachers + incredible music by the Padres Pedal DJ make these 50 minute spin classes an awesome way to support cancer research.
Padres Pedal the Cause is founded on the deep-seated belief that cures are possible; that cancer is curable. With the knowledge that each small finding leads to a larger discovery and then one day, a breakthrough. Though the road may be long and the uphill climb may be steep, every mile brings us closer to cures.
PADRES PEDAL THE CAUSE 2023 registration to open this fall, please stay tuned.
EVENT SCHEDULE / START TIMES
2023 Schedule Coming Soon
Our most popular ride! Cross the iconic Coronado Bridge, down the Silver Strand and back to Petco Park via Bay Shore Bike Way. Suitable to riders of all abilities, the Coronado Classic is a longtime favorite course.
An intermediate-level course fit for cyclists who want a solid challenge, while still leaving time to celebrate and relax in the afternoon.
Padres Pedal the Cause is an opportunity to come together as a company in support of family members and friends whose lives have been changed by cancer is an impactful way of contributing to the community.
Bring your workforce together and build a team to take part in the 2023 Corporate Challenge. There are so many ways to get involved and everyone can make a difference.
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE:
COMPANY & CULTURAL BENEFITS INCLUDE:
For more information on the Corporate Challenge and how to start a corporate team, please email email@example.com
Go the extra mile to accelerate cures. Padres Pedal participants who want to make a bigger impact can commit to an incentive level and become a Top Fundraiser. Knowing you are making a significant contribution toward creating a world without cancer is its own reward. But it comes with recognition too!
Teams that go above and beyond in their commitment to creating a world without cancer earn special recognition on event day. Incentives will include:
Check back for more information on team incentives coming soon!
We are grateful for the incredible partnership of our corporate sponsors who underwrite all operational and event costs, allowing every participant-raised dollar to fund life-saving cancer research.
Partnership opportunities are available at many levels. For more information on how to become an event sponsor, please reach out to Shannon Gill: firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal, Bernstein Private Wealth Management
Director, Chief Stewardship Officer
Co-Founder & President,
Power Forward Ventures
Communications & Investor Relations, Berkeley Lights
Senior Vice President,
President, Direct Systems Support
Senior Director, Operations Finance
CTO, Forward Slope, Inc
Healthcare Industry Executive,
Strategic Planning and Business Development
Senior Vice President, Community & Military Affairs
San Diego Padres
Senior Director, Operations,
Policy & Regulatory
The Salk Institute
Director, Partnership Development
San Diego Padres
Rady Children’s Hospital
Former Chief of Police
San Diego Police Department
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