Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 raises over $3.4 million for Prevent Cancer Foundation

Awesome Games Done Quick 2022, the first of several charity speedrunning events hosted by the Games Done Quick Foundation, has ended with more than $3.4 million in proceeds for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

139 speed runs made up this year’s marathon, which started on January 9 at 12:00 PM ET and ended at approximately 2:00 AM ET on January 16. The exact amount raised by the event was $3,416,729 with all donations received in the same period.

Highlights of this year’s event included a Pokemon race featuring one player with Omega Ruby and the other Alpha Sapphire, running in multiple releases for 2021, including Resident Evil Village and It takes two, and a blindfolded run of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice completed in exactly two hours. Multiple world records were also set at the event, including:

Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual charity running marathon run by the Games Done Quick Foundation in early January. The foundation runs multiple marathons throughout the year, including Summer Games Done Quick and Flame Fatales. Each event raises money for a different charity, including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Doctors Without Borders and the Malala Fund.

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