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The Sac Century Challenge is the Rotary Club of Sacramento’s main fundraising event. In the past seven years, 200 volunteers gave hundreds of hours of service and have raised over $550,000 in donations!

The 7th Annual Sac Century Challenge was held over 100 hours beginning Thursday, October 1st to Monday, October 5th, to benefit the Sacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery.


About the 2020 Event

Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Sac Century Challenge event was a 100-Hour Challenge where participants cycled as much as they liked – a full century, metric century, half century, or fun ride distance – or walked, ran or engaged in any other individual, self-directed of their own choosing. They just got physical – between 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 1st and 12 noon on Monday, October 5th. Registrants received great Sac Century “swag” including a themed medal, backpack, neck gaiter and vendor discount card, all for the reduced registration fee of $50. Best of all, whether they rode a century or a few miles with their family or did another physical activity, they were supporting kids and families served by Sacramento’s only Crisis Nursery. Now more than ever the Sacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery needed our help so we hope you will join us and “Ride or Get Active for a Reason”! After all, we are all looking for a great reason to get outside – and what better reason than to raise funds to support children and families in our community!

We also encouraged all participants to consider becoming a Challenge Champion to help raise additional funds on behalf of the Sacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery. Challenge Champions receive incentive prizes as they reached certain fundraising benchmarks, including a 2020 Sac Century jersey when they raised just $350 for the Sacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery cause.

2021 Event

Thank you to all participants and volunteers that made last years Sacramento Century Challenge a success. Next years Sacramento Century Challenge will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 and we look forward to riding for a great cause once again!

We hope you will join us in supporting this vital community program!

Learn more and register to ride now! Become a Challenge Champion or event sponsor.

The Sacramento Century Challenge has raised funds for: