Opt Outside to Fight Cancer 5k

Opt Outside to Fight Cancer 5K 2024

Come join us for the Blake Pottle Foundation's 3rd Annual Run/Walk 5K to fight cancer.

Third annual Opt Outside to Fight Cancer 5K: The Blake Pottle Foundation

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What: 5K in remembrance of Blake Pottle, all proceeds to benefit the Blake Pottle Foundation

Date: June 2nd, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. PST

Where: Meadowbrook Farm, North Bend

Kids & Adults welcome!

June 2022 5K Event Summary

The first Blake Pottle Foundation event was hosted in June 2022 at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, WA. The Opt Outside to Fight Cancer 5K was inspired by Blake’s passion for living in the moment and enjoying the outdoors. With over 166 participants and significant funds raised to help other families battling cancer, the event contributed to our commitment to keep one of Blake’s Nine Truths front and center “when it comes to your will to live, yes, live for yourself. But more importantly, live for others.”

Washington received record breaking rain leading up to the event. But, on the morning of the race, the rain paused and the sun shined, and Blake was with us. The 5K will be an annual opportunity to bring everyone together in the summer to celebrate Blake’s life and live as he did—with intention and relentless hope and faith.


our why

Blake Pottle

Blake was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic colorectal cancer at the age of 38

He fought in the same way he lived his life, with intention and relentless hope and faith. Complaints were rare, his sense of humor was vibrant and his optimism rarely waned. Although Blake did not find a medical cure here, his spirit lives on, and we believe he found the answers and the clarity he needed. His life and his battle with cancer inspired so many around him and through his search for purpose, we have found ours.

The Blake Pottle Foundation provides funding, awareness, and support to those affected by cancer. The Foundation identifies opportunities to partner with healthcare and community organizations to further cancer research, prevention and detection with an overarching goal of making a lasting impact in the fight against cancer.

A cancer diagnosis can be a devastating experience, and those that are fighting cancer are met with so many obstacles. Understanding this first-hand, the organization provides direct support to families that face the challenges that only a cancer diagnosis can bring. Cancer is an experience shared by so many, and the Blake Pottle Foundation will bring hope and support to those that need it most.