In response to the situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Games Done Quick is delaying Summer Games Done Quick 2020 to August 16th, 2020 through the 23rd. Please read our full announcement for details on deadline changes, how game and volunteer submissions are affected, and more.

We are continuing to actively monitor updates from the WHO, CDC, local governments and public health agencies regarding COVID-19 and will provide updates via Twitter and on our website if anything changes.

Last Updated on March 27th

Upcoming Dates

All deadlines end at 11:59PM Pacific Time unless otherwise specified.

  • Summer Games Done Quick 2020 (NEW DATES)

    August 16-23 at Bloomington, MN

  • SGDQ2020 Attendee Registration

    June 7th to July 20th

    Registration required to attend/visit, and passes are not sold on-site.

  • SGDQ2020 Game Submissions

    Deadline passed.

    Games List - June 6th

    2nd Submission Period
    (For games released April 1st or later): June 26 - July 3

  • SGDQ2020 On-site Volunteer Applications

    Deadline passed.

  • SGDQ2020 Off-site Volunteer Applications

    July 22nd - 29th

  • SGDQ2020 Prize Submissions

    June 7th - August 2nd

  • SGDQ2020 Panel Submissions

    June 8th - July 8th

  • Awesome Games Done Quick 2021

    January 3-10, Location TBA

  • Corona Relief Done Quick - $400,000 for Direct Relief!

    Corona Relief Done Quick has now concluded, and the results are in! Over $400,000 was raised for Direct Relief in less than 60 hours! This marks a new high for our side event efforts! As always, 100% of the donations go directly to the charity. Direct Relief is coordinating with public health authorities, nonprofit organizations and businesses in the U.S. and globally to provide personal protective equipment and essential medical items to health workers responding to coronavirus (COVID-19).

    We'd like to thank all the sponsors, donors, runners, and volunteers who helped make this event such a success! Although our event has ended, we hope that you continue to support the battle against COVID-19 in any way you can. Thank you for your support!

    The VODs for this event are now available on our YouTube channel!

    Awesome Games Done Quick 2020
    Celebrating 10 years of GDQ with a new record

    Thanks to all of the amazing support from viewers, donors, runners, volunteers, sponsors, staff and more, Games Done Quick has kicked off its 10 year anniversary with a new donation record of over $3.1 million! All of the donations go directly to the Prevent Cancer Foundation, in pursuit of cancer prevention and early detection!

    Speaking of records, GDQ has now broken the $25 million dollar mark for total donations raised throughout its history. Thank you again for your continued support of our events!

    We also announced that AGDQ 2021 will be taking place on January 3rd - 10th, 2021. While we don't have a location to announce just yet, be sure to check out SGDQ this August to find out!

    Missed a run from AGDQ2020? Be sure to check out our VODS on YouTube.

    What is Games Done Quick?

    Games Done Quick is a series of charity video game marathons. These events feature high-level gameplay by speedrunners raising money for charity. Games Done Quick has teamed up with several charities in its nine-year history, including Doctors Without Borders and the Prevent Cancer Foundation. We are currently the largest fundraising event globally for both charities!

    To date, Games Done Quick has raised over 22.3 million dollars for charity. We also average over 2000 people in attendance at our events, including staff, volunteers, runners, and attendees just looking to have fun and support the event!

    Two Events Annually

    Awesome Games Done Quick


    2021: January 3-10th

    Summer Games Done Quick


    2020: August 16-23

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