Paige's Butterfly Run

Sat August 7 - Thu August 12, 2021 Baldwinsville, NY 13027 US Directions
Virtual Event FAQ's

Where does the money go from Paige’s Butterfly Run?
The money raised from Paige’s Butterfly Run stays in Central New York to support pediatric cancer research and patient programs for kids and families fighting pediatric cancer at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Click here for more information.

What is a virtual run?
Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run or walk the distance on your own, and report your results - we’ll send you instructions.

This means you can jog, walk, skip, or dance. You can do this on the sidewalk, on a track, on a treadmill or on a trail, just remember to use recommended safety precautions. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.

Why is there a virtual option for 2021?
Due to the extent of the unknowns going forward and the current NYS restrictions on mass gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to host a hybrid event this year. This includes a limited in person event option at Palmer Elementary and a virtual event option. Our goal is to give you the opportunity to still run/walk Paige's Butterfly Run together, but safely apart.

How much is it to register for Virtual Paige's Butterfly Run?
$40 per person. The non-refundable registration fee includes all online processing fees. 

What is the race route?
As a virtual participant, you get to choose the location and time of day that works best for you! Adherence to all social distancing guidelines is strongly encouraged for the safety of you and anyone running or walking in the same area.

How many miles is Paige's Butterfly Run?
Virtual participants have two distance options - 5K (3.1 miles) or 3K (1.8 miles). We've also added a Kids Fun Run option. 

When does the Virtual Paige's Butterfly Run take place?
This year participants have the option of running or walking anywhere at any time starting Saturday, August 7 through Thursday, August 12, 2021.

I am not from Central New York; Can I still participate?
Yes! Because it's a virtual event, there are zero geographical barriers to participation. We encourage everyone from around the world to join us as and help raise critical funds for pediatric cancer patients and their families in Central New York. 

What is the deadline to register to participate in the Virtual Paige’s Butterfly Run?
Online registration will close on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

How does timing work?
The Virtual Paige's Butterfly Run is self-timed. We will communicate with you instructions on how to submit your results. To have your time included in the race results, you must submit your results by Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 11:59PM. 

You can do this directly from the RunSignup Race Page or from your RunSignup profile.

  • Submit your results from Paige's Butterfly Run RunSignup Race Page by using the "Results" link on the left frame main menu > then selecting Submit Virtual Results.
  • Submit your virtual results from your RunSignup Profile by navigating to your RunSignup profile by selecting the Profile Icon at the top right hand corner.

Do I have to submit my results?
Nope, you do not have to submit your results if you do not want to. However, we do encourage you to share with us your pictures or videos once you have completed your run or walk on social media by tagging Paige's Butterfly Run on a public post and using the hashtag #PaigesButterflyRun2021. You can also email photos and videos to info@pbrun.org.

Is there a fundraising minimum to participate in the Virtual Paige's Butterfly Run?
No, there is not a fundraising minimum to join us virtually. We do encourage all participants to fundraise above the registration fee. This event brings awareness and raises critical dollars to support local pediatric cancer research and patient programs for kids and families in Central New York. Every dollar makes a difference. 

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. Click here to view this year's prizes!

How do I become a fundraiser?
It's super easy. Click here for step by step instructions. Thank you for being a fundraiser! We are so grateful for your support of our mission. Every dollar you raise will help kids and families fighting pediatric cancer at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. 

  1. During the registration process, you will come to a donation page. On this page, click on the 'Become a Fundraiser' button to set up a new individual fundraiser. You will be able to update your fundraiser goal, create your customized URL, upload an image, and update your personal heading and message that will display on your fundraising page. 
  2. 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 form a team?
Yes! To create or join a team during online registration you MUST become a fundraiser. Click here for more information. 

  1. During the registration process, you will come to a donation page. On this page, click on the 'Become a Fundraiser' button to set up a new individual fundraiser. You will be able to update your fundraiser goal, create your customized URL, upload an image, and update your personal heading and message that will display on your fundraising page. 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.
  2. 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. 

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 106
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.

I still have questions, what do I do?
Please contact info@pbrun.org if you have additional questions.

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