Event Ideas for the Sports Enthusiast

Invite friends, family, and colleagues to come together for a run, dodge ball tournament, climb-a-thon or ping pong championship and score big towards the fight against melanoma and your goal. Highlighted below are some of our most popular events.

5K Walk/Run

Looking to sprint towards your goal? Planning a 5k has a low-cost but high return.


  • Set a budget. Don't forget to think of your return on investment (ROI).

  • Set a timeline of goals and objectives for your event.

  • Consider the size and location of your event. Choose a number and venue that can easily be managed.

  • Choose a date and time when you feel you would receive the best participation from family, friends and colleagues.

  • Get creative by adding some extra fun with a costume contest, post-race party or a raffle for fun prizes.



Golf Tournament 

Hit a hole-in-one with your fundraising by hosting a golf tournament. It's a great way to get to know the movers and shakers in your community and raise awareness for sun safety. 


  • Create a budget and find a course that is appealing and easy to get to. 

  • Select a date.

  • Get the word out on social media, local sporting stores, etc.

  • Charge an entrance fee, hold a 50/50 raffle and birdie or hole-in-one competition to raise some extra fun and funds towards your goal.  


Hint: Local organizations and golf clubs may sponsor or offer free services for your event or your competitions. 

Bike For Bucks

Saddle up and log some miles. Whether you are hosting a century ride or setting your GPS for a cross-country ride, this is a fun and fit way to rally the members of your community and peddle your way towards your goal and a cure for melanoma.

  • Check online for local bike routes

  • Obtain a permit

  • Set a budget and timeline

  • Charge a registration fee for distances, 10 miles, 25 miles, 66 miles, 100 miles...

  • Print jerseys and water bottles to sell for extra dollars


Host a hill climb or sprint competition for additional entry cost and watch your fundraising thermometer soar. 

Join Team Melanoma

Looking to join an existing event or log some miles individually to show your passion and raise funds for melanoma research, education, and advocacy? Look no further; Team Melanoma is the place to be. Learn more about Team Melanoma and events here.