Details: The Blythedale Children’s Hospital Virtual 5K Run/Walk/Bike will take place on Saturday, May 20 between 9:00 a.m and 6:00 p.m. Runners/walkers/bikers of all ages are encouraged to participate virtually.
Registration Cost: $25/person (includes free tee-shirt if registered by May 5)
How it Works: Sponsors, participants and donors register online, set up team page and sign on to our suggested fitness apps. Participants are encouraged to reach out to family, friends, and colleagues to have them visit their page and make a donation. On the day of the event, between 9AM and 6PM, participants will complete the run/walk in their neighborhood, on nearby trails, on treadmills or stationary bikes, or even just walking around their backyard. Each participant (who registers by 5/5) will receive a shirt with their registration to wear during the event!
Click Here to Register, Make a Donation or Become a Sponsor
Event Day Timeline:
9:00 am – Virtual Opening Ceremonies! Join us here for a brief virtual opening ceremony to kick off our 4th annual Virtual 5K Run/Walk/Bike!
9:05 am – 6:00 pm: All participants can complete their 5K Run/Walk/Bike by using an app such as MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper, or other tracking apps to record their progress. Once completed, we encourage you to share your progress by emailing a snapshot of your completed route as well as any event photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: BAC Virtual 5K. Throughout the day, we will share updates via social media of snapshots, selfies, and any other forms of participation. Be sure to use our hashtag #TeamBlythedale on any event-related posts!
6:00 pm: Event completed - Check back for wrap up video!
Virtual Event Information
The Blythedale Virtual 5K Run/Walk/Bike is being organized by the Blythedale Advisory Council, and our Title Sponsor, Insight Partners! The BAC is made up of young professionals who are committed to Blythedale’s mission and want to make a difference in the lives of children with complex medical conditions. Click here to learn more about the BAC.
Proceeds from the event will support the Hospital's Parent and Family Education Program. Blythedale offers tailored education and training so families can feel confident and competent in bringing their medically complex child home. If a child relies on complex medical technology, such as a ventilator, our staff engages caregivers in a thorough program of education - beginning on day one - so they become adept in all aspects of equipment use. Our innovative education program divides what initially seems like an overwhelming learning curve into tiny steps. From the preemie who has never been home, to the child who has suffered an accident or medical crisis, Blythedale brings together multiple disciplines and specialties to teach parents to become caregivers so their kids can come home and heal supported by their family and community.
We are so grateful for your support!
Thank you to our Title Sponsor:
Exercise should be completed safely and in accordance with the CDC's guidelines. By registering and participating in this event, you agree to follow the laws of your local municipalities and are fully responsible for your health and understand the risks. Before heading outside, be sure to check your local public health recommendations and the current health mandates in your area, which can be found on your state and local government website. DO NOT go outside if you are sick or experiencing any symptoms.