End Childhood Cancer Walk / Run

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End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run

Saturday, October 30, 2021
8 AM – 11 AM
Philadelphia Navy Yard
Marine Parade Grounds
Intersection of Broad St. and Intrepid Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19112

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End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run

Saturday, October 30, 2021
8 AM – 11 AM
Philadelphia Navy Yard
Marine Parade Grounds
Intersection of Broad St. and Intrepid Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19112

Register Now

Become a Sponsor

$35,773 has been raised by all 2021 teams!

End Childhood Cancer Walk / Run 2021

Important Event Information:

We are so excited to participate with you virtually or in-person on Saturday, October 30th at the End Childhood Cancer Walk / Run. If you are participating with us in-person, we will be maintaining COVID safety protocols adhering to city guidelines. Here are a few important details leading up to event day: 

Registration: 

  • In-person registration will close on Friday, October 29th at 12pm. There will be no day-of registration at the event.
  • Virtual registration will remain open throughout the day on October 30th.  

T-shirts – All in-person and virtual Awareness Walkers / Runners who register prior to Monday, October 25th will receive their t-shirts via mail, in time for the event: 

  • In-person Awareness Walkers / Runners who register after this date will pick up their shirts at the event. 
  • Virtual Awareness Walkers / Runners who register after this date are not guaranteed to receive their shirts prior to the event. 

Bibs – All in-person Awareness Walkers / Runners who register prior to Monday, October 25th will receive their bibs via mail, in time for the event: 

  • In-person Awareness Walkers / Runners who register after this date will pick up their bibs at the event. *Note: In-person runners will have timing chips attached on their bibs. 
  • Virtual Awareness Walkers / Runners who register after this date are not guaranteed to receive their bibs prior to the event. 

COVID Safety Guidelines: 

We are adhering to the current city, state, and federal COVID-19 guidelines. All in-person participants will be required to wear masks during the event and at the 5K start and finish line, with the exception of sitting at team areas or eating / drinking. Masks can be removed during the walk / run portion. All tents and tables will be spaced out accordingly, maintaining at least a six-foot distance. All food and drink will be individually wrapped and bottled. There will be extra hand sanitizer, cleansing wipes, and masks available around the event for your convenience. 


Event Information

Boo! We are thrilled to welcome back the in-person End Childhood Cancer Walk / Run on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Hosted at the Philadelphia Navy Yard’s Marine Parade Grounds, this inspiring 5K (3.1 mile) is returning with some new tricks and treats. With the event happening one day before Halloween, we are encouraging participants to dress up in their costumes for an extra fun and festive event! There will even be a Halloween costume contest where we will award the best costume with a special prize.

Ghost, ghoul or goblin, participants may register for free as a walker, $15 as an awareness walker or $25 as an awareness runner. All awareness runners and walkers receive a limited-edition, spooktacular t-shirt.

Not in the greater Philadelphia area? No problem! We are offering participants the option to walk / run with us virtually. Join us on October 30th, as we take strides for better cures and treatments for childhood cancer. The End Childhood Cancer Walk / Run is family-friendly, dog-friendly, and encourages participants to fundraise on their own personal fundraising page.

Kids’ Dash

Specifically designed for our youngest supporters, the Kids’ Dash is a fun way for children under 8 to participate in The End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run. The Kids’ Dash takes place prior to the run on the Marine Parade Grounds field. Afterwards, kids are welcome to join the 5K as well.


Registration Options

Participants can join the event in Philadelphia or virtually. 

  • Walker (FREE) 
    • Includes entry into the 5K 
  • Awareness Walker ($15)** 
    • Includes entry into the 5K with a limited-edition t-shirt 
  • Awareness Runner ($25) - all in-person runners will be timed** 
    • Includes entry into the 5K and a limited-edition t-shirt 
  • Kids’ Dash (FREE) 
    • Includes entry into the 5K and Kids’ Dash 
  • Kids’ Dash with T-shirt ($15)** 
    • Includes entry into the 5K, Kids’ Dash and a limited-edition t-shirt 

The top three finishers (male and female) will be awarded a plaque following the event. *Must be a timed runner

** T-shirts are only guaranteed to the first 500 participants who register as Awareness Walkers and Awareness Runners. Free walkers and timed runners may have the option to buy a t-shirt day of, but sizes are not guaranteed.

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Participants Walking

Fundraising

Fundraising and Costume Contest

End Childhood Cancer Walk / Run participants are encouraged to fundraise individually or as part of a team to raise funds for childhood cancer research. Prizes will be awarded to the top three fundraising teams AND individuals (see below!). Additionally, an award will be presented to the best costume on event day, so be sure to sport your most boo-tiful attire.

  1. 1st Place Individual and Team
    • 1st Place Plaque
    • Four (4) Tickets to the 2022 Lemon Ball
  2. 2nd Place Individual and Team
    • 2nd Place Plaque
    • Two (2) Tickets to the 2022 Lemon Ball
  3. 3rd Place Individual and Team
    • 3rd Place Plaque

The fundraising contest will end on Friday, November 12th. Winners will be notified via email shortly after.

Fundraising Tips

  • Use your ALSF fundraising page: Raise funds for your event online or in-person – send the link to your friends, family, co-workers and classmates so that they can contribute to the cause. 
  • Social media: Use social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn to spread the word about the virtual event! Tag your friends, family, co-workers and classmates to join you. RSVP ‘Going’ on the ALSF Facebook event page and invite your friends. Join the general ALSF Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to find out up-to-date information about the latest developments with the event. 
  • Accept donations by check: Tell your donors that they can donate to your Virtual End Childhood Cancer Walk / Run Team by writing a check made payable to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. They will receive a tax receipt for their donation. Make sure they include your event ID so the donation gets credited to your page. 
  • Over 21? Host a ‘happy hour’ from the comfort of your own home! Recruit your friends, family, and co-workers virtually to join your team and celebrate together leading up to or after your 5K! 
  • Honor a hero: Your fundraising page features an honored hero – share the story of your page's hero with your friends and family. Encourage them to make a donation as a way of honoring this young childhood cancer fighter. 
  • Hold a fitness class: Gather a group of friends to work out with you, virtually or in-person, for a donation to your page. This is a great way to train for the 5K too!  
  • Matching gift programs: Often companies will match their employee’s donations to charitable causes, so a $20 donation to your event could easily become $40! See if your company offers matching donations.
  • As always, we are here to help! Please do not hesitate to contact Sara Moyer at [email protected].

Team Tent

Only ALSF provided tents are permitted at The End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run. These tents are exclusively offered to each team that raises at least $2,500 or has 30 or more team members as of Friday, October 15th. Your tent is a fun place to gather with your team before and after the race!

2021 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Volvo

Bronze Sponsors

  • Cigna
  • General Floor
  • Sila

Alex's Supporter Sponsors

  • The Shirodkar Family

Friends of Alex Sponsors

  • Next Level Sports

Runners on the End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run Course

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses and organizations for the 2021 event. For more information, please contact Sara Moyer at [email protected].

Presenting Sponsor - $10,000 ($9,300 tax-deductible)

  • 28 entries in The End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run (race entries include limited-edition t-shirts) 
  • Company logo listed on event t-shirt 
  • Company logo with link to company website listed on the ALSF website 
  • Company logo listed on event signage 
  • Private team area/tent for your organization 
  • Acknowledged by emcee at event 
  • Option to include branded item to distribute at the race 
  • Dedicated co-branded event email sent to all participants 
  • Dedicated co-branded post on Facebook event page

Gold Sponsor - $5,000 ($4,600 tax-deductible)

  • 16 entries in The End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run (race entries include limited-edition t-shirts) 
  • Company logo listed on event t-shirt 
  • Company logo listed on the ALSF website 
  • Company logo listed on event signage 
  • Private team area/tent for your organization 
  • Acknowledged by emcee at event 
  • Option to include branded item to distribute at the race 
  • Dedicated co-branded post on Facebook event page

Silver Sponsor - $2,500 ($2,250 tax-deductible)

  • 10 entries in The End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run (race entries include limited-edition t-shirts) 
  • Company name listed on event t-shirt 
  • Company name listed on the ALSF website 
  • Company name listed on event signage 
  • Private team area/tent for your organization 
  • Option to include branded item to distribute at the race 
  • Shout-out on Facebook event page

Bronze Sponsor - $1,000 ($800 tax-deductible)

  • 8 entries in The End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run (race entries include limited-edition t-shirts) 
  • Company name listed on event t-shirt 
  • Company name listed on the ALSF website 
  • Company name listed on event signage 
  • Option to include branded item to distribute at the race 
  • Shout-out on Facebook event page

Alex’s Supporter Sponsor - $500 ($350 tax-deductible)

  • 6 entries in The End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run (race entries include limited-edition t-shirts) 
  • Company name listed on the ALSF website 
  • Company name listed on event signage

Friends of Alex Sponsor - $250 ($210 tax-deductible)

  • 4 entries in The End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run (race entries include limited-edition t-shirts) 
  • Company name listed on the ALSF website 
  • Company name listed on event signage

*To be listed on event materials, sponsors must commit by Friday, October 1.

People running

Downloads

Below you can find graphics including social media images, cheer signs, and a customizable bib to share your involvement and spread awareness of The End Childhood Cancer Walk / Run. Feel free to get creative with these graphics + share any photos leading up to or during event day with us— don’t forget to tag Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation!

Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities for this event are full. Final volunteer tasks will be sent to all volunteers who signed up. Please contact Mikey Tauber () if you have any questions!

FAQs

Expand a section below to learn more!

DAY OF EVENT

Q: What time does the actual race begin on Saturday, October 30th?

A: The 100-meter Kids’ Dash begins at 8:00 am. At 8:15 am we will have a short program, and the 5K will begin at 8:30 am.

Q: Where do I park?

A: Street parking is available on Intrepid Avenue and streets along the Navy Yard. Participants also have the option to park in the PIDC lot and Liberty Property Trust Lot. There will be signs to guide you to parking lots and street parking. Please reference this map for a better understanding of the area.

Q: Are strollers allowed in the race?

A: Strollers are allowed; however, we ask that anyone pushing a stroller stays toward the back of the crowd for safety purposes.

Q: Do I have to register my child if they will be in a stroller?

A: No, children in strollers do not have to be registered for the race.

Q: Are dogs allowed to run in the race?

A: Dogs are allowed; however, they must be kept on a leash and stay toward the back of the crowd for safety purposes. We also ask that owners please pick up after their dogs.

Q: Is the event rain or shine?

A: Yes, The End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run is rain or shine!

Q: Will there be food and drink at the event?

A: Water and additional snacks will be available at the hospitality tent on the Marine Parade Grounds. There will also be one rest stop along the course offering water as well. All food and drinks are complimentary.

Q: Do I need to bring money with me to the race?

A: You only need to bring money if you wish to register the day of, make a donation, purchase merchandise or purchase a raffle ticket.

Q: How would you describe the course, is it flat or hilly?

A: The course is flat.

Q: What time does the event end?

A: The event will most likely end between 10-10:30 AM.

REGISTRATION

Q: When does pre-registration for The End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run close?

A: Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at NOON ET.

Q: Can I register for the race on the day of the event?

A: Yes, registration will be open from 7:00-8:15 am on the day of the race. However, day of registration fees increase the day of the event to $20 for runners and $10 for walkers.

Q: Do you have a group registration rate?

A: If you are a school group and would like to register for the event, please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

Q: I know there is a Kids’ Race, but are kids also allowed to walk or run in the 5K walk/run?

A: If a child (12 and under) would like to run or walk in the 5K walk/run, they can register regularly on the site as a walker or runner. We also have a Kids’ Dash, which is a 100-meter race for kids 8 and under, held at 8:00 am prior to the 5K walk/run.

Q: Your website indicates that walkers are not timed, but what if I would still like to be timed as a walker?

A: If you are walking but would still like to be timed, you must pay the runner registration fee. This ensures you get a race bib with a timing chip embedded in it.

Q: If I plan to run but do not wish to be timed, do I still need to pay the runner registration fee?

A: If you do not wish to be timed, you may register as a walker or an Awareness Walker (includes a t-shirt).

Q: Does everyone who registers receive an End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run t-shirt?

A: T-shirts are only guaranteed to the first 1,200 participants who register as Awareness Walkers and Awareness Runners. Free walkers and timed runners may have the option to buy a t-shirt day of, but sizes are not guaranteed.

Q: I am not sure of my t-shirt size, am I able to exchange for a different size when I pick up my t-shirt?

A: Unfortunately, due to the limited number of t-shirts ordered, we cannot allow participants to exchange for size. If you are dissatisfied with your t-shirt, please check back at the end of the race to see if we have any shirts left over. If we do, you will be able to exchange your shirt for another available size.

FUNDRAISING/TEAMS

Q: How do I start my own team for The End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run?

A: To start your own team, click on the “Register Now” button on The End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run and begin registration. After you complete your basic registration information, you will have the option to join an existing team/fundraising page or create a new one.

Q: How do I join an existing team?

A: When you get to the step where you have the option to join an existing team/fundraising page or create a new one, you will need to type in an existing team name in the search under where it says “Join an Existing Team.” You also have the option of joining the team page directly from their team page URL.

Q: How do I invite people to join my team?

A: You can invite people to join your team by using any of the “share my page options” on your fundraising page which will send people the link to your fundraising page either via email or social media.

Q: How can I get people to donate to my fundraising page?

A: People can donate by going to your fundraising page and clicking the “Donate Now” button on your page. People can also donate by sending a check through the mail and specifying your event ID (the number located at the top of your fundraising page).

Q: My friend/family member sent a check and I do not see this donation listed on my fundraising page, why is this?

A: Checks sent through the mail can take up to two weeks to appear on your fundraising page.

Q: When does the fundraising contest end?

A: The fundraising contest ends on Friday, November 12th, 2021.

Q: Can I bring donations for my team on the day of the event?

A: Yes, we will have a donations table at the event where you can bring any donations collected for your team and hand them over to ALSF. Please be sure to specify your event ID on all donations so we are able to properly credit these to your fundraising page.

Q: Do all teams receive a tent on race day?

A: No. Only teams who have raised $2,500 or more by Friday, October 15, 2021, will receive a tent on race day.

Q: If I am part of a team, where do I pick up my bib and shirt on race day?

A: If your team has a tent, your shirts and bibs will be at your tent when you arrive. If your team does not have a tent, you can pick up your shirt at the check in/registration table.

Q: Will there be a pre-race packet pick-up?

A: Yes, there will be a pick-up at location TBD.

Q: Am I able to pick up shirts and bibs for my entire team at the pre-race packet pick-up?

A: Yes, you are able to do so but please make sure to notify us at [email protected] that you will be coming. This way we can be sure to put all of your teams’ shirts and bibs together and have them ready at the office. Also, make sure to notify your team of this to prevent any confusion at packet pick-up.

Q: If we do not receive a tent from ALSF, are we able to bring our own to set up?

A: Unfortunately, due to the limited space in the area, we cannot allow any additional tents other than those provided by ALSF.

Q: If we have a tent, are we allowed to sell lemonade or baked goods at our tent to raise more funds for our team?

A: Navy Yard rules do not allow the selling of food or drink on the premises. However, you are able to ask for donations for food or drink. Rules state that all food or drink items given out must be pre-wrapped for food safety purposes.

Q: Can our team stay and have a post-race celebration once the event is over?

A: You are welcome to stay for a little while, but all participants, equipment and trash must be off the premises by 11:00 am.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected] or (866) 333-1213.