Parkway Run & Walk FAQs


Where does the run take place?

Runners and walkers start at the peak of Eakins Oval and travel down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. All participants finish in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Will you have photographers available to take team photos?

Yes! Photographers roam throughout the event space and are happy to take team photos. There will also be two photographers stationed at the base of the Museum of Art post-event for team photos.

What time does the event begin?

7 a.m. – Registration opens
8:30 a.m. – 5K Fun Run begins followed directly by the 2K Family Fun Walk

When should I arrive?

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 is a designated stroller start toward 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 runner crosses the starting line, so depending upon how fast you run, there is a possibility that you could finish the run and catch back up with the walk.

When/where is the Parkway Run & Walk packet pickup?

The exact dates and times for packet pickup will be available in early September listed under the event details section of the website.

Can I run with my child?

Yes, the adult and kid 5K starts at the same time and follows the same course.

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 are awarded to the 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place male/female winners of each age group.


What is the cost of registration?

Now until Sept. 15:
Adult 5K Run – $30
Adult 2K Walk – $25
Kids 5K Run – $14 (ages 3-12)
Kids 2K Walk – $12 (ages 3-12)
Virtual Participant – Free

*On Sept.16, online registration fees will increase by $5 for adults and $2 for kids.

**Kids ages 3 and under are free and do not need to be registered.

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.

When does online registration end?

Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. If you or someone you know misses this date, there is event-day registration available starting at 7 a.m.

Can I register on the day of the event?

Event-day registration is available from 7 – 8:15 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29. The registration fee is $35 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under.

What is a virtual participant?

A virtual participant is someone who is unable to attend the event but is still interesting in fundraising to create breakthroughs in pediatric cancer research and care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. All virtual participates who raise $50 or more will receive an event T-shirt after Sept. 29.


Do I need to fundraise on top of my registration fee?

Fundraising is not required, but highly encouraged. Every dollar is helping to create a future without cancer.

How much of my donation will be directed to pediatric oncology research and care?

100% of every donation received for the Parkway Run & Walk funds research for a cure and care for children treated at CHOP. Childhood cancer cures begin at CHOP.

I do not remember my password and I am unable to reset it. What should I do?

Contact and provide your name as well as indicate your problem. We will manually reset and provide you with a new password within 24 hours or less.

What are the responsibilities of the team captain?

Team captains customize the team page, recruit team members, motivate them to fundraise, and share event details with the team. Some team captains go above and beyond and create team T-shirts or organize a team fundraising event!

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

All cash donations should be converted to a 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 mailed.

What is a team tent?

A team tent is a centrally located meeting area for your team. The tent will have a banner with your team name. We also deliver event shirts and race bibs right to the tent, which allows for all preregistered team members to avoid any lines on race day.

How can my team get a tent?

Teams that recruit 100+ team members or raise $10,000+ will be provided with a tent on the day of the event. If a team recruits 125+ team members, we will also provide doughnuts!

I donated to a participant/team but it is not showing up on their page.

Sometimes donations are mistakenly made to the general event. Contact and provide your name and who your donation was intended to be credited to. We will manually move your donation to the correct location within 24 hours or less.

Are there opportunities to get my company involved?

Yes! If you work for a company that might be interested in being a sponsor, please visit our sponsorship opportunities page or email us at for more information. Custom opportunities and packages are available. We also welcome any company that would like to form a corporate team and participate.

How do I know if my company has a matching gift program?

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. It’s a great way to double your donation! Find out if your company has a matching gift policy by searching our matching gifts directory.

Other questions

Who can I contact if I have questions?

For any questions, please contact us at or call 267-426-1463.