Parkway Run & Walk FAQs

Event Overview

What is the Parkway Run & Walk: Virtual Edition

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.

Although we won’t be able to gather in person this year, we hope you will be inspired to get active and participate in our monthlong challenge during September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Your participation will help us in the fight to conquer childhood cancer!

What is a meaningful mileage goal?

Teams that are celebrating or honoring a CHOP cancer patient are encouraged to create a number that relates to that patient’s cancer journey. For example, Team Timmy is challenging themselves to achieve 3,650 for the 10 years Timmy has been cancer-free or Dr. Hunger is challenging himself to achieve 50 miles for each of the 50 children who will come to CHOP for the first time in September.

How does the Parkway Run work?

Register
Start your team or join a team

Track your miles
Get active: Once you’ve signed up and created your personal mileage goal, you can track your miles any way you’d like throughout the month of September! Whether you walk, run, bike, hike, swim, row or get creative — each mile brings your team one step closer to their goal.

Raise funds
100% of every dollar raised for the Parkway Run & Walk funds breakthroughs in cancer research and care for children at CHOP.

Get moving and celebrate

On Sept. 1, the team activity challenge begins! Make sure you log your completed miles at least once a week on your fundraising page or through our Parkway Run app.

We encourage you to share your progress from mobile apps such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Strava, MapMyRun, Nike+ Run Club and use the hashtag #ParkwayRun

How will I be able to watch the livestreamed ceremonies?

Both the kick-off and closing ceremony will be shared via Facebook Live on the CHOP Cancer Center Facebook page.

What will be included in the virtual ceremonies?

The virtual ceremonies will feel similar to the program during the in-person Parkway Run & Walk. We’ll highlight our teams and patient ambassadors, hear from the Cancer Center, recognize our sponsors and celebrate our accomplishments together!

Registration

What is the cost of registration?

Adult: $20
Kids (ages 3-12): $10

Should I still create a team now that the Parkway Run & Walk is a virtual event?

Absolutely! We’re all learning new ways to do things together but apart, and the Parkway Run & Walk: Virtual Edition is a perfect event to with friends and family no matter where they live.

When does online registration end?

Online registration ends at the end of the day on Saturday, Sept. 25.

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

Contact ParkwayRun@chop.edu and provide your name as well as indicate your problem. We will manually reset and provide you with a new password within 48 hours or less.

What does my registration include?

Everyone who registers will receive a Parkway Run & Walk T-shirt. Although, you may waive your T-shirt as a donation to the CHOP Cancer Center.
Sizes are not guaranteed after Aug. 19

When will I receive my Parkway Run T-shirt?

If you register before Aug. 19, you are guaranteed to receive your T-shirt before Sept. 1.
If you register after Aug. 19, your shirt could take up to 7-10 business days to arrive.

Is there a limit to how many people can be on my team?

The more the merrier! The more teammates you recruit, the more miles you can track and dollars you can raise to find a cure for pediatric cancer.

Mile Tracking

How can my team earn activity miles?

How your team chooses to get active is up to each individual. You can walk, run, ride, indoor cycle, swim or row — get creative to what works best for you. Some examples are walking your dog, riding your Peloton® or tracking your steps throughout the entire day.

How does my team track miles?

Check out this video about how to track miles.

Can I track my miles for days that have already passed?

Yes! Simply click the tracker button on your fundraising page and fill in the miles you missed. After entering this info, click the pink square next to the field to save it.

Can I automatically sync my miles from my Fitbit or smart watch?

Yes! We are excited to introduce a brand-new app that will allow you to automatically sync your miles. More details will be available when the app goes live! Stay tuned.

If I registered a team member, how do they track their miles?

Check out this video about how to track miles.

Volunteers

I have volunteered with Parkway Run & Walk in the past. Will there be roles for volunteers this year?

At this time, we do not anticipate having any volunteer roles this year. However we invite you to consider starting or joining a team, because the Cancer Center at CHOP needs us more than ever!

Fundraising

Where do the funds go from the Parkway Run & Walk?

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!

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

Fundraising is not required, but every dollar will help us fund breakthrough research and innovative care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

100% of your donation directly supports pediatric cancer research and care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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!

How do you recommend we build community among our team virtually?

We encourage you to organize small, social distant activities together, host team FaceTime or Zoom gatherings, or host an opening/closing ceremony watch party together safety. Want to brainstorm further? Contact us at parkwayrun@email.chop.edu

Can I create a Facebook fundraiser that will show up on my team page?

Yes! We encourage our participant to start Facebook fundraising through your Participant Center.

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 donation form, which includes instructions on who the check should be made out to and where it should be sent.

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 ParkwayRun@chop.edu 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 48 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 review our sponsorship opportunities or email us at ParkwayRun@chop.edu 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.

Who can I contact if I have questions?

For any questions, please contact us at ParkwayRun@chop.edu

What do I do if I or someone I know donated to the event and meant to donate to my page?

Email ParkwayRun@chop.edu and provide with the donor’s name and the correct page that the donation should be credited to and the donation will be moved within 48 hours.