Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration fee?

The early bird fee to register as an in-person cyclist is $25 and increases to $50 on June 1st.  Beginning September 1st the fee is $75.  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!  


Are we still fundraising?

Yes! Cancer hasn’t stopped for COVID-19 and neither will we. Now more than ever, support for cancer research is critical. 


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

P.O. Box 4359

Philadelphia, PA 19118

Is there a fundraising minimum?

There is no fundraising minimum required to participate in the 2022 Breakthrough Challenge.


How do I participate virtually?

First, register for the 2022 BBC! 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 2022 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.