WHAT IS THE CREEPER CHALLENGE?

On June 07, 2012 Ryan Dixon, 26 passed away after a heart breaking battle with cancer. Ryan was a great friend to everyone he knew and a person that truly enjoyed life. Playing his guitar, fishing with his buddies, or riding on the Creeper Trail were just a few of the ways Ryan spent his spare time. The Ryan Dixon Memorial bike ride is a simple way we hope to honor Ryan each year by doing something he enjoyed!

In 2015 there will be a 5K on the Creeper Trail starting at 8 AM and a bike ride at 9 AM.  You can choose to do the 5K, bike ride, or both.  The bike ride has turn around points at Watagua, Alvarado, Damascus, and Whitetop so you can choose to ride anywhere from 8 miles to 66 miles!  In the beginning we called the bike ride from Abingdon to Whitetop and back the "Creeper Challenge", now we call the 5K plus the bike ride from Abingdon to Whitetop and back the "Creeper Challenge", we just keep making this harder!

Use the "Buy Tickets" link on the left to purchase a ticket for the 5K, bike ride, or both.  This year there is also an option to start a team to help raise funds and awareness for the event and the Cancer Outreach Foundation.  Once team members reach a minimum fundraising goal they get a free ticket for the event.  There are gifts for team members that reach certain goals like upgraded jerseys and special prizes for teams and team members that raise the most money.  Remember the money raised at this event goes to help local cancer patients through the Cancer Outreach Foundation in memory of Ryan Dixon.
Ryan Dixon
Ryan Dixon
ABOUT THE CANCER OUTREACH FOUNDATION

The Cancer Outreach Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. The Foundation’s innovative programs benefit local residents in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

Our Mission is:

To provide financial assistance with cancer patients’ essential living expenses and transportation;
To provide help in covering medication costs;
To provide assistance for children who have cancer and/or a parent with cancer;
To provide available options for uninsured cancer patients; and to provide emotional support and counseling for patients and family members
Cancer Outreach Foundation
Cancer Outreach Foundation
BE A TEAM OF ONE OR MANY


All of the money raised at the Creeper Challenge goes to assist local cancer patients.  This year we want to give you the opportunity to become more involved.  We believe Hope Starts Here!  Hope starts at home and that’s why we raise our money locally and support local patients.  Hope can also start with YOU!  This year please consider starting a Creeper Challenge team. Raise money to help local cancer patients and their families by yourself or with friends!  We have many prizes and gifts for our teams and special prizes for the team that raises the most!  If you are interested in creating a team (it can be a team of one) follow the Start a Team link on the left.
2014 5K
2014 5K
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