Paige’s Butterfly Run 2018

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018!

Voted Best Organized Run/Walk in the
Syracuse New Times ‘Best Of’ Competition in 2016 & 2017!

Held in conjunction with the Taste of Syracuse, Paige’s Butterfly Run brings over 2,000 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 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)

Register today and join us as we raise funds to continue the fight against pediatric cancer!


Each year, over 60 children will be newly diagnosed with cancer and hundreds treated at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The impact of such a diagnosis is far reaching, affecting not only that child but also his or her family and their community. 

Your support of Paige’s Butterfly Run allows us to continue to invest in research and patient programs that help provide the social, emotional and medical support for families who have already heard the words “your child has cancer”, ensuring that they have the resources they need.

Examples of these programs include:
Cancer in the Classroom: Supports patients,families, and school communities from initial diagnosis, throughout treatment and school re-entry.
Annual Sibling Event: Celebrate brothers and sisters for the courage they face and compassion they show.
Paige’s Family Assistance Fund: Assisting families at the Dr. William J. Waters Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital having financial difficulties due to their child’s illness, with help for treatment, wellness and survivorship.

Thank you for registering and raising funds for Paige’s Butterfly Run 2018!


Registration Fees and Deadlines

*Online registration closes at Midnight on 5/29/2018

2/1 – 5/22      5 person Centipede Team for 5K       $30.00 per person       $150.00 per team
2/1 – 5/22      5K Run                                                    $30.00
2/1 – 5/22      3K Fitness Run/Walk                            $30.00

5/23 – 5/29  No registration for Centipede Team  $40.00 per person       $160.00 per team
5/23- 5/29   5K Run                                                     $40.00
5/23- 5/29   3K Fitness Run/Walk                             $40.00

5/31                No registration for Centipede Team
5/31                5K Run                                                    $40.00                            Paper reg. only
5/31                3K Fitness Run/Walk                            $40.00                            Paper reg. only

6/2/18           Day Of Registration                                $45.00                             All Registration

All Dates       Caterpillar Crawl                                     No Fees                          Kids 5 and Under

Day Of Event Schedule:

Registration and packet pick up at the Hanley Federal Building:  7:00 AM
Centipede teams rules check at start \ finish line in front of National Grid Building on Erie Blvd W.  8:15 AM
5K race start in front of the National Grid Building on Franklin Street (no pets please)  9:00 AM
Caterpillar Crawl (start at the Hanley Federal Building)  9:45 AM
3K Fun Run/Walk (start in front of the National Grid Building on Erie Blvd. West)  10:15 AM
 Awards Ceremony for top runners and fundraisers at the Hanley Federal Building  11:00 AM

Important things to keep in mind!

T-shirts: Are only guaranteed for those registering before 5/22.

Early Packet Pick Up: (And in-person registration) is on Thursday, May 31st from 12 PM -7 PM ONLY at Fleet Feet in East Syracuse. Pre-registered packets may be picked up on the morning of the event.

Pets: No pets in the 5K race please

Fundraising Awards

*Fundraising extends from 1/19/18 to 6/22/18
**Fundraising levels shown below are in addition to registration fees.
***Fundraising rewards will be mailed within eight weeks after event. 

Raise $125-$249
 and receive a tech-tee with logo
Raise $250-$499 and receive an Embroidered long-sleeve t-shirt
Raise $500-$999 and receive an Embroidered pullover
Raise $1,000 or more and receive a pair of running or walking shoes from Fleet Feet
Volunteer Opportunities

Since 1997, volunteers have laced up their sneakers each June in support of our mission to fight childhood cancer.  A key part of our organization, their passion makes it possible for us to put on high quality fundraising events.

We’d love to have you volunteer with us this year for our 22nd annual Run/Walk in downtown Syracuse!

To volunteer click the link below which will take you to SignUp.com where our volunteer opportunities are listed.