Started in 2016, Badger Challenge (formerly known as The Ride) was established as a signature Wisconsin cycling event to raise funds for cancer research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the UW Carbone Cancer Center. This event has now grown to include running and walking events as well. Since its inception, Badger Challenge has raised over $1.8 million to advance state of the art cancer research and treatment to serve patients and families in Wisconsin and beyond by funding the brightest cancer minds, ideas and technologies at the University of Wisconsin. Cycling routes include 100 mile, 100K, 50K, 25K, and a 5K family ride. Running events include a half marathon and a 5K run/walk.