End Childhood Cancer Walk / Run

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End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run

Saturday, October 29, 2022
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 29, 2022
8 AM – 11 AM
Philadelphia Navy Yard
Marine Parade Grounds
4747 S Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19112

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$80,725 has been raised by all 2022 teams!

End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run 2022

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Event Information

Boo! The End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run is back in spook-tacular form on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Hosted at the Philadelphia Navy Yard’s Marine Parade Grounds, this inspiring 5K (3.1 miles) is returning with some new tricks and treats. With the event falling on Halloween weekend, 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.

Participants are given the option to register for free as a walker, $15 as an awareness walker or $25 as an awareness runner. We are also offering participants the option to walk/run with us virtually. Join us on October 29, 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.

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.

  • Walker (FREE) 
    • Includes entry into the 5K
  • Kids’ Dash (FREE)
    • Includes entry into the 5K and Kids’ Dash

Note: The deadline for T-shirts has passed! There will be limited quantities available to purchase at the event.


We would love for you to join us in the future!

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Boo Crew

Fundraising

Fundraising and Costume Contest

Costume Contest:

It’s your time to shine in your best costumes! Awards will be presented to the top three best costumes and the most spirited individual on event day. Be sure to sport your most boo-tiful attire and come ready to PUMP-kin up your fellow walkers and runners! 

Fundraising Contest:

End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run participants are encouraged to fundraise individually or as part of a team to help fund childhood cancer research. Prizes will be awarded to the top three fundraising teams AND individuals after November 12 (see below).

  1. 1st Place Individual and Team
    • 1st Place Plaque
    • Four (4) Tickets to the 2023 Great Chefs Event Philadelphia
  2. 2nd Place Individual and Team
    • 2nd Place Plaque
    • Two (2) Tickets to the 2023 Great Chefs Event Philadelphia
  3. 3rd Place Individual and Team
    • 3rd Place Plaque

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

Fundraising Incentives

We are excited to bring incentives to the End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run. Take your fundraising to the next level with these limited edition items to motivate you! At the conclusion of the event, earn a sweet prize at three different levels. The deadline to qualify for these items is Saturday, November 12 at 11:59 pm ET.

  • For individuals who raise $100, you will receive a limited-edition End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run Tumbler.
    • Color: Translucent Blue
    • Size: 16 oz.
    • Made from durable acrylic plastics - BPA free!

  • For individuals who raise $500, you will receive a limited-edition End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run Two Tone Bluetooth Speaker.
    • Color: Blue
    • Size: 2" x 2-1/4" x 2-1/8"
    • Made from Aluminum
    • Battery Type: Lithium-ion

  • For individuals who raise $1,000+, you will receive a limited-edition End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run Nike Foundation Backpack®.
    • Color: Game Royal / Black
    • Size: 17' H x 12" W x 6" D
    • Made from Polyester

**Limit one item per person. Cannot be combined with other items. Colors cannot be changed or modified. Should you qualify for an incentive item, you will be notified after the fundraising contest ends on Monday, November 14. Items will ship 4-6 weeks following the event. Colors cannot be changed or modified.

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

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 make a donation as a way of further honoring 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]

2022 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Volvo

Gold Sponsors

  • BreakThru Beverage Group & Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • Elsevier
  • Hatzel & Buehler, Inc., Bluestone Communications, Inc., and Blue Sky Controls 

Silver Sponsors

  • GasTec
  • The Malvern School

Friends of Alex Sponsors

  • Next Level Sports

Team Dalmation

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses and organizations for the 2022 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) 
  • 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, September 30.

Briana's Butterflies

Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities for this event are full. Final volunteer tasks will be sent to all volunteers who signed up. Please contact Laura Mineo ([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 29?

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 stay 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 or 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.

REGISTRATION

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

A: Pre-registration closes on Friday, October 28, 2022, 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. T-shirts are limited quantity and may not be available the day of.

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 Friday, October 14, 2022. 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 Saturday, November 12, 2022.

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 14, 2022, 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: 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.