Event Details

Get active, be inspired and help conquer childhood cancer.

The Parkway Run & Walk, presented by Citadel, is an extraordinary example of the mobilization of people determined to conquer childhood cancer. What began in 1998 with 300 runners has grown to more than 10,000 runners and walkers from around the world who have collectively raised over $15 million for pediatric cancer research and care at CHOP.

This year we are thrilled to resume our cherished tradition of gathering as a community on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday, Sept. 26. We are also excited to build upon our momentum from the Parkway Run & Walk: Virtual Edition and keep the event as a monthlong challenge to ensure that every team, whether participating in honor or in memory of a child, can take part in a way that matches their comfort and interest level. See all the details below.

  • Join us in-person on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021

    7 a.m. – Event day registration opens
    8 a.m. – Opening ceremony begins
    8: 30 a.m. – 5K run starts directly followed by the 2K walk

    Create a Team | Join a Team

    Registration Fees
    Adult 5K Run: $30
    Adult 2K Walk: $25
    Kids 5K Run: $15
    Kids 2K Walk: $12

    Location

    Eakins Oval
    2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Get directions


    How it Works

    Step 1: Register

    Start a team

    laptop computer iconRegister, create your meaningful mileage goal* and recruit your team members. This year, team members can join your team and participate either in-person or virtually. The more team members you recruit, the more miles you can track toward your goal and the more money you can raise to help conquer childhood cancer!

    *Many teams create goals that relate to a patient’s cancer journey. For example, Team Tommy is challenging themselves to achieve 3,650 for the 10 years Tommy has been cancer-free.

    Join a team

    Register with an existing team

    Step 2: Get active and raise funds

    exercising people iconsGet Active

    On Sept. 1, each team member can begin tracking miles through any activity they choose, such as walking, running, biking, rowing or swimming.

    NEW for 2021, participants can download the Parkway Run & Walk app, which connects to Apple, Google Fit, Strava or Fitbit. Once connected, the data will sync automatically so participants can see their stats and set goals.

    Raise Funds

    100% of every dollar raised for the Parkway Run & Walk funds breakthroughs in cancer research and care for children at CHOP — and around the globe! What your donation funds.

    balloonsStep 3: Celebrate on the Parkway!

    Join us on Sunday, Sept. 26, for a 5K run and 2K walk to support the breakthroughs that happen every day at Children’s Hospital and transform the lives of thousands of children with cancer.

  • Help conquer cancer virtually

    All September

    Registration Fees
    Adult Virtual Participant: $20
    Kid Virtual Participant: $10

    Create a Team | Join a Team


    How it Works

    Step 1: Register

    Start a team

    phone iconRegister and recruit your team of virtual participants to join you!

    Register, create your meaningful mileage goal* and recruit your team members. This year, team members can join your team and participate either in-person or join you virtually. Teams can be of any size, but remember that the more team members you recruit, the more miles you can track and the more money you can raise to help CHOP conquer childhood cancer!

    *Many teams create goals that relate to a patient’s cancer journey. For example, Team Tommy is challenging themselves to achieve 3,650 for the 10 years Tommy has been cancer-free.

    Join a team

    Register with an existing team

    Solo Participant

    Going it alone? No worries! You can still fundraise and help us fuel breakthroughs in pediatric cancer.

    Note: All registered participants receive a Parkway Run & Walk T-shirt

    Step 2: Get active and raise funds

    running person iconGet Active

    On Sept. 1, each team member can begin tracking miles through any activity they choose, such as walking, running, biking, rowing or swimming.

    NEW for 2021, participants can download the Parkway Run & Walk app, which connects to Apple, Google Fit, Strava or Fitbit. Once connected, the data will sync automatically so participants can see their stats and set goals.

    Raise Funds

    100% of every dollar raised for the Parkway Run & Walk funds breakthroughs in cancer research and care for children at CHOP — and around the globe! What your donation funds

    tabletStep 3: Celebrate on the Parkway – Virtually

    On Sunday, Sept. 26, we’ll celebrate our successes and honor the community created around the Parkway Run & Walk. The livestreamed program will feature CHOP patient ambassadors, Cancer Center staff, and most importantly – YOU! We can’t wait to see what you have been able to accomplish throughout September.

 

Runner at the end of the race

FAQs

Wondering what to expect at the Parkway Run and Walk or how to participate in the virtual partipant experience? Get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

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Kids in front of the team tent

Earn a Team Tent

Teams that recruit 100+ team members or raise $10,000+ will be provided with a tent on the day of the event that includes a team banner, event t-shirts and race bibs.

How to get a Team Tent