Please Join Us Sunday, Sept. 25

Every September, thousands of people come together on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia to raise money for pediatric cancer research and care at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Top Teams and Fundraisers

Goal: $1,000,000



Top Teams 2016

Top Fundraisers 2016

Why We Walk

Why We Walk & Run

Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in children under the age of 15. While researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and many other pediatric cancer centers are making great progress in the search for a cure, they need more funding to continue their work.

The Cancer Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an internationally recognized leader in pediatric cancer treatment and research. Patients and families come to CHOP from around the globe to receive the best available pediatric cancer care from some of the world’s top clinicians.

Not only are CHOP’s oncologists providing the most advanced treatments for pediatric cancers, they’re working every day to develop new therapies to treat children battling these devastating diseases, and addressing the late effects of cancer treatment felt by those who’ve won their fight.

TeamPHLY CHOP Challenge

The team that raises the most this year will have an additional $5,000 added to their team total by Philadelphia Insurance Companies! The winning team will be determined based on funds raised by Friday, September 23rd at 11:59 p.m and will be honored on stage during opening ceremonies.

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Event Details

Event Details


Sunday, September 25, 2016
7:00 a.m.- Registration & Packet Pickup Opens
8:30 a.m.- 5K Fun Run begins followed directly by the 2K Family Fun Walk


Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Eakins Oval
Course Map (PDF, 134k)


Proceeds from the Parkway Run & Walk benefit the pediatric cancer research and care at The Children’s Hospital.

Parking Locations and Daily Rates

2/3 of a mile from Eakins Oval
2201 Fairmont Ave — $13
Franklin Institute Science Museum- 271 N 21st St — $18

4/5 of a mile from Eakins Oval
23rd & Cherry Streets, Patriot Parking, Inc. — $12
19th & Callowhill Streets, Philadelphia Parking Authority — $10

About a mile from Eakins Oval
222 North 20th Street, Standard Parking — $22
1815 JFK Boulevard, Patriot Parking, Inc. — $10
1931 Arch St. — $26
1815 Cherry Street, LAZ Parking — $11
1901 JFK Boulevard, Central Parking System — $12
2040 Market Street, Patriot Parking, Inc. — $8

Registration Details


Adult 5K Run (13 yrs & older) – $25.00
Adult Fun Walk – $25.00
Kids 5K Run – $12.00
Kids Fun Walk – $12.00


Please e-mail us at parkwayrun@email.chop.edu.

Additional Information

Forming Teams

Teams are formed in an effort to raise funds for children who are bravely fighting cancer. It is a way for friends and family to show their support for a child in their community, and rally around an important cause.

Visit the Parkway Run Registration Page, then select a participation type – runner or walker. You will then be asked to select a role. Select “Create a Team” to get started.

If I had a team last year, do I have to start over again?

Yes. Captains should visit the Parkway Run Registration Page. As a captain, you can use the same team name as last year and register for the event.

Team member registration

Invite team members to register through your participant center or have them go to the Parkway Run Registration Page and tell them to register under your team name.

Tax ID letters for contributions

Donations made payable to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The Children’s Hospital Foundation will receive a tax ID letter.

Sending in donations

Please make checks payable to The Children’s Hospital Foundation/Parkway Run. Credit card donations can be made on the Parkway Run Donate Page.

You can mail checks and money orders to:

The Children’s Hospital Foundation
Attn: Parkway Run & Walk
P.O. Box 40930
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Please download and use this form when submitting any check or money order donations.

Meet the Kids You’re Helping

Scared of the “C” word? These kids aren’t! They’re facing cancer head on and want you to do the same. This year’s Parkway Run & Walk Ambassador pages are proudly presented by the Chapman Auto Group. Read about this year’s Ambassadors online and look out for them on Sept. 25.

Meet Our Ambassadors




Thanks for joining us in the Parkway Run & Walk! To help you make the most of your participation — and raise money for children with cancer at CHOP — we’ve compiled some resources you can use to help kids — one step at a time.

Request Parkway Run & Walk Promotional Materials

Want to take your fundraising to the next level? Available at no charge to you are postcards, recruitment cards, the team captain guide or a press release template. Fill out the online form and request your materials today.

Fundraising Tips

We know it takes a little bit of time and energy to fundraise. We want you to be successful! Below are some tools and ideas to help you on your way!

Family Team Fundraising Guide

Learn how to create your team, set up your fundraising page, share your personal story, and leverage online tools with the Guide for Family Team Fundraising (PDF, 2.7MB).

Corporate Team Fundraising Guide

Find out how to set up a successful team by setting goals, recruiting team members, and learning to fundraise effectively in our helpful Guide for Corporate Team Fundraising (PDF, 2.7MB).

Share Your Why

Make your personal fundraising page personal! Share with family and friends why you are raising funds for CHOP.

Set a Goal

Pick a goal that is just right for you. One that is realistic, yet challenging. All funds raised for CHOP make a difference! Just think: $500 is only five $100 donations …

Show Your Commitment

Donate to yourself and kick off your fundraising. Statistics show individuals are more likely to donate when they see others have!

Get out there NOW!

The sooner you start, the more you will raise.

Matching Gifts

Marching gifts are a great way to get other organizations involved and double your funds! You can find out if your company will match your donation at the CHOP Matching Gifts page. Additionally, you and your donors should check with your HR departments.

Ask Everyone

You might be surprised where your larges donations come from. Don’t be afraid to ask! What about your veterinarian? Foot doctor? Or hair stylists?

Get Online

Share your personal fundraising page on all your social media outlets.

Stay Inspired

Remind yourself why you are fundraising by going to CHOP’s website and watching or reading patient stories.

Thank you, you and YOU!

Remember to thank ALL of your donors, without them CHOP would not be the hospital it is today.


Send individual emails to each of your family and friends. Tip: Remember to be specific when asking for a donation!

Mobile Texts

Some of your family and friends do not check their email as much try sending mobile texts! Tip: Remember to include your fundraising page URL.

Be Personal and Public

Tag your donors on social media and recognize them publicly for helping your cause.

Social Media Tips & Ideas

Using social media to support your fundraiser can be easy, effective and fun! Get your friends and family involved — and raise more money for kids with cancer — by following the simple tips below.

Recognize your supporters

If people don’t mind being identified by name, give them a shout out with a tag or @mention! This can encourage others to donate while also showing your appreciation. You can also thank people through direct messages.

Always include a link to your donation page

Even though some posts will be more donation
focused than others, always give people the opportunity to learn more and donate.

Use hashtags

Use #ParkwayRun in your posts to make it easy for your friends to follow your fundraising efforts.

Tag us

Tag @Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Facebook or @ChildrensPhila on twitter so we can follow along.

Share on Social Media

Show your support for the Parkway Run & Walk on Facebook. Download these images and proudly upload them to your page!

Email Signatures

Show your support for the Parkway Run & Walk on Facebook. Download these images and proudly upload them to your page!


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