Paige's Butterfly Run

Live Event Saturday, 6/3/23 - Virtual Event 6/3/23 - 6/10/23 Syracuse, NY 13261 US Directions

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General & Registration

What is Paige's Butterfly Run? 
Held in conjunction with the Taste of Syracuse, Paige’s Butterfly Run brings runners and walkers from across Central New York to downtown Syracuse each June to participate in one of the region’s premier 5K races while raising the critical dollars necessary to fund local pediatric cancer research and patient programs at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Paige’s Butterfly Run is comprised of three events, which means there is something for everyone!

  • USAT&F certified 5K race in downtown Syracuse
  • 3K fun fitness run/walk
  • 40 ft. Caterpillar Crawl (free for children 5 and under)

When is Paige's Butterfly Run?
Paige's Butterfly Run is on Saturday, June 3, 2023 in downtown Syracuse. 

How can I participate in Paige's Butterfly Run?
There are two great ways you can participate in Paige's Butterfly Run 2023:

  • In person at the event on Saturday, June 3, 2023 in downtown Syracuse
  • Virtually – Be a part of the event by completing your run or walk anywhere at any time during the official virtual period starting Saturday, June 3 through Saturday, June 10, 2023

Where does the money go from Paige’s Butterfly Run?
The money raised from Paige's Butterfly Run supports pediatric cancer research and patient programs for kids and families fighting pediatric cancer at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Click here for more information

How much is it to register for Paige's Butterfly Run?

The non-refundable registration fee includes all online processing fees.

What is the deadline to register for Paige’s Butterfly Run?
Online registration will close the morning of the race on Saturday, June 3, 2023. We strongly encourage participants to register in advance!

Cash will not be accepted for participants registering online the day of the event. 

Can I join or form a team?
Yes! You may create or join a team during the online registration process.

  1. During the registration process, you will automatically be set up to be a fundraiser (there is no requirement to fundraise, but please try it). You will be able to create a fundraising goal, make your customized URL, upload an image, and update your personal heading and message that will display on your fundraising page.
  2. At the bottom of the donation page, you will see the option to start/join a team fundraiser. Use the drop down menu under ‘Join a Team Fundraiser’ to start a team fundraiser or join an existing team fundraiser.
  3. If you have already registered for Virtual Paige's Butterfly Run, but want to start or join a team, click on "Become a Fundraiser" link on the left frame main menu to create an individual fundraiser. Make sure you are signed into your RunSignUp account.  

Can I transfer my in person registration to the virtual event?
Yes. The deadline to transfer your in person race registration to the virtual event is Friday, May 26, 2023. To request a registration transfer, contact

Packet Pick Up

When and where is packet pick up?
Pre-race packet pick up for the in person event is Thursday, June 1, 2023 from noon-7PM at Fleet Feet Syracuse - 5800 Bridge St, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Race day packet pick up is also available starting at 7AM at the Hanley Federal Building - 100 S Clinton St, Syracuse, NY 13261.

I can’t make it to packet pick up. Can someone else get my packet for me?
Yes. You can have someone pick it up for you.


Will there be a virtual option this year?
Yes. If you are unable to make the in person event, you can register to participate virtually. Virtual participants can run or walk anywhere at any time during the official virtual period starting Saturday, June 3 through Saturday, June 10, 2023.

When does the race take place?
The event is held on the first Saturday in June in conjunction with the Taste of Syracuse in downtown Syracuse. This year’s race is on Saturday, June 3, 2023.

  • 5K race starts at 9AM in front of the National Grid Building on Erie Blvd W
  • Caterpillar Crawl starts at 9:45AM at the Hanley Federal Building
  • 3K Fun Run/Walk starts at 10:15AM in front of the National Grid Building on Erie Blvd W

How many miles is Paige's Butterfly Run?
The run is an 5k footrace or 3.1 miles in length. The 3K fun run/walk is 1.8 miles in length. 

What is the course route?

Donation & Fundraising

Are there fundraising awards?
As we have in the past, we will be awarding prizes for those individuals who raise funds to support Paige’s Butterfly Run and kids fighting pediatric cancer in Central New York. These will be mailed 8 weeks after the event to the address provided during online registration after the fundraising deadline (June 30, 2023). 

What is the deadline for fundraising?
The fundraising deadline is June 30, 2023.

Help! I am new to fundraising and don't know where to start.
Don't worry, we've got you covered. Check out our Fundraising Tips and Tricks webpage for some easy steps to get your fundraising efforts started. It's also a great resource for new ideas to help you reach and surpass your goal.

How do I make a donation?
Thank you for your support! Donations can be made online using your credit/debit card. If you wish to make your donation by check, please make checks payable to: Paige's Butterfly Run, Inc. 

Mail to:
Paige's Butterfly Run, Inc.
50 Presidential Plaza, Suite LL-3
Syracuse, NY 13202

What is Paige's Butterfly Run Inc.'s tax ID number?
The tax ID number for Paige's Butterfly Run, Inc. is 52-2154937.

Does Paige's Butterfly Run hold other events?
Yes! In addition to Paige's Butterfly Run, we organize the following fundraising events:

  • Pedaling 4 Paige | Saturday, March 25, 2023 - An indoor spinning event, participants can register to ride as individuals or form a team to ride for one or more hours.
  • Clams 4 Cures Clambake | Saturday, September 9, 2023 - A fun day of clams, BBQ, raffles and great music!
  • Paige's Pajamarama - Schools and businesses in our local communities select a day to wear their pajamas in honor of kids who HAVE to! Paige's Pajamarama is a fun way to raise awareness for childhood cancer.
3K Presenting
Race Bib
Courage Corner
Caterpillar Crawl
Kids Zone
Course Safety
Water Stop
Mile Marker
Blue Ribbon
Official Training Partner
Valued Sponsors

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