Parkway Run & Walk: Virtual Edition FAQs

Event

What is the Parkway Run & Walk: Virtual Edition?

It is a virtual challenge in which teams motivate themselves to achieve 6,546 miles throughout the month of September to raise funds for breakthrough pediatric cancer research and care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Teams can reach the 6,546 miles through activity (walk/run/bike/swim), fundraising, team recruitment and more! You can also create a custom challenge that is meaningful to your team all while raising funds for breakthrough pediatric cancer research and care.

Why 6,546 miles?

6,546 miles is in honor of the 6,546 oncology patients treated in CHOP’s Cancer Center over the past decade.

Can teams create their own mileage goal?

Yes, teams can also create a team mileage goal that is meaningful to them. For example, Team Timmy is challenging themselves to achieve 3,650 for the 10 years Timmy has been cancer-free.

How does the virtual edition work?

Register
Start your team or join a team

Earn 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. The more dollars you raise, the more miles your team earns.

Example: $1 = .5 miles so $100 = 50 miles

Activity Miles Earned
Run/Walk/Ride 1 mile = 1 mile
Fundraise! .5 miles per dollar
Example: $100 = 50 miles
Recruit a team member +5 miles
Customize your fundraising page +10 miles
Create a Facebook fundraiser +25 miles
Team registration July 300
Team registration August 200
Team registration September 100

Learn more about how the virtual edition works.

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. Your supporters (and potential supporters) want to know how much you’ve accomplished!
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

What specific dates do I need to be aware of?

  • Parkway Run & Walk: Virtual Edition begins the day you register.
  • Begin tracking your miles: Sept. 1, 2020
  • Kick-off Ceremony: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 – Time TBD
  • Closing Ceremony: Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 – Time TBD

Will there be a virtual program?

Yes! We are thrilled to kick off the month of September with a virtual opening ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 1, and celebrate the monthlong journey on the original date of the Parkway Run & Walk of Sunday, Sept. 27.

Where will I be able to watch the virtual 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 do with friends and family no matter where they live.

When does online registration end?

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

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

Contact ParkwayRun@email.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?

Each individual who registers will receive a Parkway Run & Walk T-shirt.

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 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?

Unfortunately, we do not have the capability to sync the miles tracker with smart devices. However, our mileage tracker is user-friendly and easy to update.

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

Check out this video about how to track miles.

When will I see our bonus miles added to our team page?

If you receive bonus miles before September, all bonus miles will be added by the end of the day on Sept. 1.
If you receive bonus miles throughout the month of September, they will be updated every Tuesday and Friday by 5 p.m.

Is there a prize for the teams that complete the 6,546 mileage challenge?

A special prize will be announced at a later date that will recognize all the teams and team members.

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. Watch this step-by-step video on creating a team. When you create a Facebook fundraiser, your team earns 25 bonus miles.

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@email.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@email.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@email.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@email.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.