Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration fee?

The early bird fee to register as an in-person cyclist is $50 and increases to $75 on June 1st.  Beginning September 1st the fee is $100.  There is a $25 registration donation per participant for virtual biker/spinners, runners, walkers, or multi-sport. 100% of your registration donation will support cancer research at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. It will also count towards your fundraising goal!  


Can I donate by mail?

Yes, please mail your donation to the address below.  Please include the team or participant name in the check memo line for any donation made to support a specific team or participant.

Breakthrough Challenge

14 W. Highland Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19118

Is there a fundraising minimum?

There is no fundraising minimum required to participate in the 2024 Breakthrough Challenge.


How do I participate virtually?

First, register for the 2024 BC! Once you are registered, sign up for a free Strava account via mobile app or desktop website. We have created two private BBC Strava clubs, one for cyclists/spinners to track their activity, and a separate group for runners/walkers to log their miles. Strava is compatible with many devices, including smart phones and watches, Fitbit, Peloton, and more.


Will I receive a t-shirt or other swag?

All registered participants for the 2024 Breakthrough Challenge event will receive a t-shirt. There will be fundraising swag incentives at the $250, $500, and $1000 levels.


If you have additional questions, please contact Carolyn Brown.