Paige's Butterfly Run

Virtual Race - August 15th - 20th, 2020 Syracuse, NY US 13202

Didn't find the information you were looking for? Check out our frequently asked questions to see if we have an answer for you. If you still have questions, please contact

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.

Where should I run? Is there a course?
There is no specific course this year. You get to have some fun and make your own course!

How do I participate in Paige’s Butterfly Run now that it is virtual?
It is super easy! Register online to participate in either our 5K or 3K Fun Fitness Run/Walk! If you have any troubles, please contact

What is the deadline to register to participate in the virtual Paige’s Butterfly Run?
Online registration will close on Thursday, August 20th at 5:00 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, runners/walkers must submit their results by Friday, August 21st at noon. 

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 and using the hashtag #PaigesButterflyRun2020. Not on social media? You can email photos to us at

Where does the money go from Paige’s Butterfly Run?
The money raised from Paige’s Butterfly Run stays in Central New York to help kids fight pediatric cancer at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. For more information, click here.

Can I form a team?
Yes! If you are registering online for Virtual Paige's Butterfly Run, you will come to a donation page. If you scroll down while on this page, you will see 'Become a Fundraiser'. Click on this to set up a new individual fundraiser and to start/join a team. You will 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.

Towards the bottom of the 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.

If you have already registered for Virtual Paige's Butterfly Run, but want to start/join a team, click on "Become a Fundraiser" link on the left frame main menu to create an individual fundraiser and create/join a team fundraiser. Make sure you are signed into your RunSignUp account. 

I am already registered for Paige’s Butterfly Run. What do I do?
Claim your entry.  If you have already registered for Paige’s Butterfly Run, your registration has automatically been transferred to the virtual run on runsignup. All of the money you’ve already raised will also still go toward the virtual run and support Paige’s Butterfly Run, Inc.’s mission to benefit current and future pediatric cancer patients and their families at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.  

- If you do not already have an account with RunSignUp, please create one using the e-mail address that this e-mail was sent to.
    - To create a RunSignUp account, use this link: and follow the on-screen instructions.
- After you create an account, make sure you log-in to RunSignUp and visit the Paige’s Butterfly Run page:
- Use the “Find A Participant” link on the left frame main menu and then search for your name in the list of entrants.
- When your name appears, click on the words “Is this you?” and a pop-up window will appear asking you if you want to claim it.  When you click the “Claim” button, RunSignUp will send you an e-mail with instructions to link this entry into your RunSignUp Profile.  This e-mail will be sent to the address you used when registering for Paige’s Butterfly Run. 
- In the “Claim” process, you may need to use the “Merge Accounts” option to merge this Paige’s entry into your profile.
- To view your entry in your RunSignUp profile, click on the icon logo in the upper right portion of the screen and you will see a “Profile” link.  In your profile, you will now be able to see your entry for the 2020 Paige’s Butterfly Run, as well as a link to administer your individual fundraising page.  Fundraising Team captains will also have the link to administer their team pages.

If I registered before the t-shirt May 1st deadline, will I still receive my t-shirt?
Yes! All participants who registered before the May 1st t-shirt deadline will still receive their t-shirt. Your t-shirt will be mailed to you (at the expense of PBR) after officials entrusted with protecting the public determine it is safe.

With the transition to virtual, participants who register after June 1st for the Virtual Paige's Butterfly Run will not automatically receive a t-shirt with registration like in year's past. 

You will have the option during online registration to purchase a Virtual PBR SS Performance T-Shirts for $20 in addition to your registration fees, which will help support pediatric cancer research and patient program at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.

What happens to the money I’ve raised either personally or for my team now that the event is virtual?
Thank you for being a fundraiser! Your dedication and support are greatly appreciated. The money you raised will still go toward supporting the mission of Paige’s Butterfly Run, Inc.’s mission and current and future pediatric cancer patients and their families in Central New York.

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 started. It's also a great resource for some new ideas to help you reach and surpass your goal. We are constantly updating the webpage, so be sure to check back frequently.  

I am training for a long distance race or running in another race during the same period as the virtual Paige's Butterfly Run. Can I count those miles?
Yes! Just make sure to register online to participate in the Virtual Paige's Butterfly Run. 

I am not from Central New York; can I still participate?
Yes! Since this year’s event is a virtual run, 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 Paige's Butterfly Run Inc.'s tax ID number?
The tax ID number for Paige's Butterfly Run, Inc. is 52-2154937.

Running really isn't my thing. Can I bike?
Actually, yes! In addition to Paige's Butterfly Run going virtual, our indoor spinning event - Pedaling 4 Paige - is also going virtual from August 15 through August 20. For more information and to register, click here!

I still have questions, what do I do?
Please contact if you have additional questions.

We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy. If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.