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Paige's Butterfly Run

Live Event Saturday, 6/8/24 - Virtual Event 6/8/23 - 6/15/24 Syracuse, NY 13261 US Directions

Virtual Event FAQ

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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.

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?
We recognize that there are some people who may not be able to make it to the in person event due to scheduling conflicts. The virtual event option gives those unable to attend the in person event the opportunity to be a part of the fun.

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.

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

What is the deadline to register to participate in the virtual run?
Online registration will close on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM.

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 virtual registration to the in person event?
Yes. The deadline to transfer your virtual registration to the in person event is Friday, May 31. To request a registration transfer, contact


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.

When does the virtual run take place?
Virtual participants have the option of completing your virtual run or walk anywhere at any time during the official virtual period starting Saturday, June 8 through Saturday, June 15.

How many miles is the virtual run?
The virtual run is an 5k footrace or 3.1 miles in length.

Do I have to be a runner to participate?
No! Whether you’re a competitive runner, casual jogger, or walker, Paige's Butterfly Run is for you. All ages and abilities are welcome! 

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. 

How do I download my virtual bib?
Once we assign your bib numbers, you can download your virtual bib by searching for your name in the “Find A Participant” link and then clicking on the bib number to the left of your name. This will bring up your virtual bib. You can print your bib and share it on social media. 

How does timing work?
The virtual 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 Saturday, June 15, 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 #PaigesButterflyRun. You can also email photos and videos to

Are virtual participants eligible for the top finisher awards?
Virtual participants times will not be factored into the in person event’s overall or age group awards that are presented on after the race.

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 minimum deadline (June 30). 

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

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.

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