End Childhood Cancer Walk / Run

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End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run

Saturday, October 26, 2024
8 AM – 11 AM
Philadelphia Navy Yard
Marine Parade Grounds
4747 S Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19112

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End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run

Saturday, October 26, 2024
8 AM – 11 AM
Philadelphia Navy Yard
Marine Parade Grounds
4747 S Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19112

Notify Me for This Year

End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run

$0 has been raised by all 2024 teams!

Event Information

Attention to all the spookiest of ghouls, goblins, and lemons! The best Halloween 5K, the End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run is back! In the most spook-tacular fashion, on Saturday, October 26, 2024 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard’s Marine Parade Grounds, the most inspiring 5K (3.1 miles) is back! We are excited to bring back the VIP Level (Very Important Pumpkin) that includes a limited edition ALSF End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run Medal and access to our VIP Tent. We would love to see all our participants dressed up in costumes to make this the most fun and festive Halloween event! Returning this year will be the various Halloween costume contest awards for Most Creative Costume, Best Group Costume, Best Pet Costume, and Best ALSF-Themed Costume!  

Participants are given the option to register as an awareness walker for $30, as an awareness runner for $40, or $65 as a VIP (Very Important Pumpkin). We are also offering participants the option to walk/run with us virtually. Join us on October 26th, 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. And don’t forget about our one-of-a-kind incentive items when you reach fundraising milestones! 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mikey Tauber at [email protected].


Important Details

  • Registration – In-person registration will close on Wednesday, October 23 at 12pm. There will be no day- of registration at the event. Virtual registration will remain open throughout the day on Friday, October 25. All Virtual Participants who register before Wednesday, October 16 will receive their shirts and/or medals before the event. 
  • T-shirts – The deadline to receive a t-shirt when registering will be Wednesday, October 16. All in-person participants will be picking up their t-shirts at the event.
  • Medals (For VIP Level Only) – The deadline to receive a medal when registering will be Wednesday, October 16. All in-person participants will be picking up their medals at the event 
  • Bibs – All in-person Awareness Walkers/Runners who register prior to Monday, October 21st  will receive 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.

Calling all exercise enthusiasts! If you are interested in being a 5K ambassador and promoting the event, please reach out to Mikey Tauber at [email protected].


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

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

  • Awareness Walker ($30)**
    • Includes an untimed race bib and a limited-edition t-shirt  
  • Awareness Runner ($40)**
    • All in-person runners will be timed 
    • Includes entry into the 5K with a timed-chipped bib for timing and a limited-edition t-shirt 
  • In-Person VIP (Very Important Pumpkin) Runner/Walker ($65)**
    • All in-person runners will be timed
    • Includes entry into the 5K with a chipped bib for timing, a limited-edition t-shirt, a limited-edition medal, and access exclusive tented area.  
  • Kids’ Dash with T-shirt ($30)** 
    • Includes entry into the 5K, Kids’ Dash and a limited-edition t-shirt 
  • Virtual Awareness Walker / Runner ($35)** 
    • Includes virtual event downloads and a limited-edition t-shirt

** T-shirts are only guaranteed to participants who register as Awareness Walkers, Awareness Runners, and VIPs who register by Wednesday, October 16, 2024. Anyone who registers after that date is not guaranteed a t-shirt or their requested size.


We would love for you to join us this year!

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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.

  • 1st Place Individual and Team
    • 1st Place Plaque
    • Four (4) Tickets to the 2025 Great Chefs Event Philadelphia
  • 2nd Place Individual and Team
    • 2nd Place Plaque
    • Two (2) Tickets to the 2025 Great Chefs Event Philadelphia
  • 3rd Place Individual and Team
    • 3rd Place Plaque

The fundraising contest will end on Friday, November 8 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. Winners will be notified via email shortly after.

Fundraising Incentives

We are excited to bring back fundraising incentives to the End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run. Take your fundraising to the next level with limited-edition items* to motivate you and your team! At the conclusion of the event, earn a sweet prize at three different levels. The deadline to qualify for these items is Friday, November 8 at 11:59 PM ET.

*Items coming soon!

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 11. Your tent is a fun place to gather with your team before and after the race!

As always, we are here to help! Please do not hesitate to contact Mikey Tauber at [email protected].

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: Make sure to tell your donors that they can donate to your 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. Please include your event ID so the donation gets credited to your page.
  • Honor a hero: Your fundraising page features an honored hero – share the story of your honored hero with your friends and family and encourage them to donate to further honor this young childhood cancer fighter.
  • Over 21? Host a ‘happy hour,’ virtually or in-person! Recruit your friends, family, and co-workers virtually to join your team to celebrate together leading up to or after your 5K!
  • 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!
  • As always, we are here to help! Please do not hesitate to contact Mikey Tauber at [email protected].

Current Fundraising Page Leaders

2024 Sponsors

Coming soon!

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses and organizations for the 2024 event. For more information, please contact Mikey Tauber 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, race medals, and bibs)
  • 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
  • Access to the VIP Tent
  • 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, race medals, and bibs)
  • 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
  • Access to the VIP Tent
  • 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, race medals, and bibs)
  • 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
  • Access to the VIP Tent
  • 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 ($150 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 4.

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Volunteer

Interested in volunteering for the event? We're happy to have you help! All volunteers must sign up by Friday, October 11 to be considered. Final volunteer tasks will be sent shortly after. Please contact Gigi Umstead ([email protected]) 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 26? 

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. Construction at the Navy Yard will impact parking, and participants will be notified of any changes after the event. 

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 make a donation 

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. 

Q: Can my child ride a bike or scooter on the course?

A: If your child chooses to ride a bike or scooter, please let them know to be mindful of their surroundings and our participants running on the course.  

REGISTRATION

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

A: Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2024, at NOON EST. 

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

A: No, registration will be closed on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2024. 

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 participants who register as Awareness Walkers and Awareness Runners, and who register by Wednesday, October 16th, 2024. Anyone who registers after that date is not guaranteed a t-shirt or their requested size. 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 8th, 2024. 

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 have at least 30 members on their team by Friday, October 11th, 2024, 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 (610) 649-3034.