Event Details

Fighting cancer with every step. Join us at the 2018 Parkway Run & Walk as we raise funds to fuel tomorrow’s breakthroughs in pediatric cancer research and care for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018
7 a.m. — Same-day registration opens.
8 a.m. — Opening ceremonies.
8:30 a.m. — 5K Run starts. 2K Family Fun Walk to follow.


Eakins Oval
2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Get directions
Parking map and pricing (PDF)
Course map (PDF)
Team tent map (PDF)


Proceeds from the Parkway Run & Walk support the breakthroughs that happen every day at Children’s Hospital and improve the lives of thousands of children with cancer.


Online registration is now closed. Day-of event registration is available from 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30.


  • Adult 5K Run (13 years & older) – $35
  • Adult Fun Walk – $30
  • Kids 5K Run – $16
  • Kids Fun Walk – $14

Race Packet Pick Up

Pre-race pick up dates

Friday, Sept. 28th, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 29th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Pre-race pick up location

Team members should check with their team captains to see if they are picking up your team’s materials.

Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
3500 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The pickup will take place inside the Buerger Center (B) Parking Garage, Level P1.
Directions to the Buerger Center

Additional information

When should I arrive on race day?

We suggest arriving no later than 7:30 a.m. to ensure your team is ready to start at the beginning of the run/walk.

Are strollers allowed during the run/walk?

Strollers are allowed for all portions of the event. If a participant would like to run with a stroller there will be a designated stroller start towards the back of the runner line to ensure participant safety.

Are we allowed to bring dogs on the event day?

Dogs are not permitted at the event because of our sanctions and insurance policies with USATF.

Can I run and walk?

The walk starts immediately after the last person crosses the starting line for the run so if you are really fast there is a possibility that you could finish the run and catch back up with the walk, but it would probably be difficult.

Can I run with my child?

Yes, the adult and kids 5K starts at the same time.

What are race age groups?

The age groups for male and female are broken down into the follow brackets: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 and over

What are the race prizes?

Gift cards, courtesy of Citadel Federal Credit Union, will be awarded to the 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place male/female winners of each age group.

Raising funds and sending donations

There are so many ways you can raise money for pediatric cancer research through the Parkway Run & Walk. See our fundraising and social media resources and learn how to secure online and in-person donations through our ways to give.

What should we do with cash donations made to our team?

All cash donations should be converted to check or money order. You can fill out our offline donation form, which includes instructions on who the check should be made out to and where it should be sent.

Tax ID letters for contributions

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

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