Paige’s Butterfly Run

5K Run and 3K Fun Run/Walk

Paige’s Butterfly Run 2021

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Paige’s Butterfly Run brings over 2,000 runners and walkers from across Central New York to downtown Syracuse to participate in one of the region’s premier 5K races. Traditionally, this family friendly event includes a 5K USATF certified race, 3K fitness run/walk, and a Caterpillar Crawl for kids.

We are excited to announce that our 25th Annual Paige’s Butterfly Run will be held as a hybrid event! Your participation in Paige’s Butterfly Run helps to fund local pediatric cancer research and patient programs at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Our goal is to give you the opportunity to still run/walk Paige’s Butterfly Run together, but safely apart.

Live Event Information

Due to the extent of the unknowns going forward and the current NYS restrictions on mass gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, the live in person event will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Palmer Elementary in Baldwinsville. We are grateful to celebrate this milestone year back at Palmer, where Paige’s Butterfly Run originated and was held from 1997-2007 before going downtown Syracuse with the Taste of Syracuse in 2008.

Participation will be limited to a total of 250 runners and walkers combined. All in person participants must also commit to fundraising a minimum of $250 to support the mission of Paige’s Butterfly Run.

Virtual Event Information

There will also be a virtual option for our 25th Annual Paige’s Butterfly Run, allowing participants to run or walk anywhere, at any time during the official virtual period from Saturday, August 7 through Thursday, August 12, 2021. There will be no specific course. Adherence to all social distancing guidelines is strongly encouraged for the safety of you and anyone running or walking in the same area. Virtual Paige’s Butterfly Run is self-timed. We will communicate with you instructions on how to submit your results.

Participation in the virtual event option is open to anyone as there are zero geographical barriers. 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. There will be no fundraising minimum for virtual participants.

25th Annual Paige’s Butterfly Run and Other Ways to Get Involved

There’s a number of ways that you can help support Paige’s Butterfly Run and its mission in addition to running or walking in the run. Click on the links below to learn more and to lend your support.

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

Thank you to our sponsors!