DetermiNation is the American Cancer Society’s event endurance program, spanning a variety of sports including cycling, running, hiking, yoga, and more. The collective efforts of the dedicated athletes who use their fortitude to help raise funds to take down cancer are nothing short of amazing.
When you join DetermiNation, you’re not just participating in an endurance event. You’re pushing yourself to help save lives from cancer. Just like hard work goes into your event training, the American Cancer Society gives it our all through things like breakthrough research, patient programs and services, and a free 24/7 cancer helpline. Together, we’ll tackle every course, rally every community, and stay absolutely relentless in the fight against cancer.
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Learn more! Sign up and stay updated on the newest opportunities available through the American Cancer Society DetermiNation Endurance Series.
Raise $5,000 to join the DetermiNation Pacesetter Club. This fundraising club comes with exclusive member benefits, special gifts, and recognition opportunities.
By raising $5,000, all 2023 DetermiNation Pacesetters will receive:
2022 Top 20 DetermiNation Pacesetters
|Event Name||Participant Name||Amount Raised|
|Philadelphia Bike-A-Thon||Bob Braverman||$125,079|
|Pennsylvania Perimeter Ride Against Cancer||Pat Corpora||$42,339|
|Pan Ohio Hope Ride||Mark Taft||$40,105|
|Pennsylvania Perimeter Ride Against Cancer||Keith Plunkett||$34,418|
|Pan Ohio Hope Ride||James Bond||$29,696|
|Philadelphia Bike-A-Thon||Emil Skobeloff||$26,980|
|Bank of America Chicago Marathon||Tommy Newell||$25,536|
|Strike Out Cancer - Jefferson County||Cindy Chapple||$24,242|
|Philadelphia Bike-A-Thon||Mark Feinman||$22,209|
|TCS New York City Marathon||Jan Lennertz||$21,844|
|Pan Ohio Hope Ride||Ed Kneitel||$21,416|
|TCS London Marathon||Meredith Calkins||$20,640|
|Pan Ohio Hope Ride||Dan Mallaley||$19,664|
|TCS New York City Marathon||Brett Levine||$19,343|
|Pan Ohio Hope Ride||Amanda Wolf||$18,617|
|Phiadelphia Bike-A-Thon||Perry Benson||$18,367|
|Philadelphia Bike-A-Thon||Harry Roth||$17,319|
|Sole Burner Chaseburg||Linda DeGarmo||$16,520|
|Climb to Conquer Cancer - Phoenix||Marc Koll||$16,112|
|Pan Ohio Hope Ride||Paula Hendryx||$16,000|
Fighting cancer through DetermiNation is a team effort. Thanks to the support of our partners, the American Cancer Society is able to produce athletic endurance events all over the country that help people reach their personal performance goals while bringing us closer to a world without cancer.
If you’d like to experience for yourself what DetermiNation can do, or even just show your support to someone else, we have you covered.
* For in-person events please review our COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgment -- Liability Waiver and Release of Claims.