Registration for 2017 is now open!

The 2017 Canary Challenge is September 30

This year’s event will be held on the VMware campus in Palo Alto, CA.

Registration is now open! Sign up here.

We will be updating this site periodically as the 2017 event gets closer, so please check in now and then to get all of the latest  information. You can also contact us here with any questions.

About the Canary Challenge

The Canary Challenge is an annual cycling event and 5km walk/run that starts and ends in Palo Alto, California. Each year, our dedicated participants fundraise to benefit early cancer detection research.  The proceeds they raise go towards the Canary Foundation.

About the Canary Foundation

Founded in 2004, the Canary Foundation is the world’s first non-profit organization dedicated solely to the funding, discovery and development of tests for early cancer detection.

The Canary Foundation was instrumental in creating the Canary Center at Stanford and the Center of Excellence at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where Canary Research Teams are building a cancer-detection platform that promises to be the answer to next- generation cancer care worldwide. Learn more about the Canary Foundation at


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Top Teams

  1. Anonymous $52,400.00
  2. Canary Peeps $39,156.08
  3. Agilent Technologies $36,130.00
  4. VMware $32,908.00
  5. NetSuite $30,757.00
  6. The Canary Center Team $28,818.73
  7. Menlo Bike Club $26,587.20
  8. Xray Ninjas $25,480.00
  9. Avaya $24,343.85
  10. C100 $22,572.00

Top Individuals

  1. Pat Gelsinger $23,925.00
  2. Julie Kaufman $13,354.00
  3. Carmen Seremeta $13,215.00
  4. Steve Ciesinski $12,970.00
  5. Kevin Talbot $11,976.00
  6. James Harris $11,802.73
  7. Andrew Valentine $11,435.00
  8. Ryan Knotts $9,178.22
  9. Leo Hollberg $6,400.00
  10. Lyn Napel $6,366.00


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