Paige’s Butterfly Run

5K Run and 3K Fun Run/Walk

Paige’s Butterfly Run 2020 – Going Virtual 8/15 thru 8/20

Registration is open!

Since 2008, Paige’s Butterfly Run has been held in conjunction with the Taste of Syracuse, bringing over 2,000 runners and walkers to downtown Syracuse each June.

Due to COVID-19 and the chance of causing harm to the public health by bringing so many people together, for the first time ever, Paige’s Butterfly Run is going virtual from August 15th through August 20th. There will be a virtual award ceremony on Saturday, August 22nd. Stay tuned for more details!

Our goal remains the same, to put on a stellar community virtual event while raising the critical dollars necessary to fund pediatric cancer research and patient programs at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.

How to Participate in Virtual Paige’s Butterfly Run:

You get to run or walk your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. There will be no specific course. 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 and practice social distancing.

Virtual Paige’s Butterfly Run is comprised of two events:

  • 5K (3.1 miles)
  • 3K Fun Fitness Run/Walk (1.8 miles)

Share with us your pictures or videos by posting on social media, tagging Paige’s Butterfly Run and using the hashtag #PaigesButterflyRun2020.

Everyone who has registered for Paige’s Butterfly Run prior to June 1 will automatically be transferred to the virtual event. You must claim your 2020 entry to have full access to the virtual run and your fundraising pages. Click here for instruction on how to claim your entry for Paige’s Butterfly Run.

Participants who register for Virtual Paige’s Butterfly Run will not automatically receive a t-shirt with registration, like in the past.

When you sign up you will have the option to purchase a short sleeve performance t-shirt for only $20 in addition to your registration fees, which will help support pediatric cancer research and patient programs at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.


To make Virtual Paige’s Butterfly Run even more fun, we have created some contests:

  • Most creative team shirts
  • Most creative signage
  • Most creative costume
  • Participant from the furthest distance – Since this year’s run/walk is virtual that means there are zero geographical barriers to participating so that means you don’t need to be in Central New York to join us!

To participate in the contests, all you need to do is share with us your pictures or videos on social media by using #PaigesButterflyRun2020. You’ll want to make sure that your posts are public. Click here for more details on how to make your post public. If you aren’t on social media, you can email them to us at [email protected].

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. If you are new to fundraising or need some new ideas, click here for some fundraising tips and tricks!

Click here to visit our FAQ for more information.

We strive to make our annual Paige’s Butterfly Run event more successful each year so we can help more children each year. Support from community organization’s is essential in helping make this happen. Sponsorship opportunities for Paige’s Butterfly Run are still available. If you’re interested in being a corporate sponsor or making an in-kind contribution, please contact [email protected].

Thank you to our sponsors!