FAQs

 

How do I participate in the Phoenix Children's Hospital 5K & Kids’ Dash? 

The sixth annual Phoenix Children’s 5K & Kids’ Dash will take place on Saturday, October 2, in Downtown Phoenix. Rally your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues to join you in person or virtually to help raise funds and awareness for Phoenix Children's Hospital. Then WALK. RUN. FUNDRAISE. your way to the finish line.

How do I participate in the PCH5K virtually? 

We’ve made virtual participation in the PCH5K easy. Register and create your fundraising page, then Walk. Run. FUNdraise at the time of your choosing on or before October 2. Participating virtually can be anything you want it to be—run on a treadmill, take a walk through your neighborhood with a four-legged friend, ride a bike or a scooter to your local park, or create a backyard obstacle course. Choose your day and your starting line and do whatever feels most comfortable at your own pace. Be sure to share your photos and videos on social media using #PCH5K!

Will I have to use my phone, running watch or other device to record my results? 

No. This is a non-qualifying event, and we encourage you to compete at your own pace. 

Please share your “finish line” photos on social media using #PCH5K so we can celebrate with you!

How much is registration?

Starting September 1, adult registration is $45 per person and youth is $15. On the day of the event, registration is $55 for adults and $15 for youth. We ask that you register and create your personal fundraising page. Every donation made to the PCH5K goes directly to support sick and injured kids at Phoenix Children’s. 

 

Do I still get an event T-shirt?

In lieu of the event T-shirt, the first 1,000 registered adult participants will receive, via U.S. mail, a Phoenix Children's cooling towel and an official event bib to display on your shirt. During the race, show your support for Phoenix Children's by wearing a vintage PCH5K T-shirt or a RED shirt!

Looking for more Phoenix Children's Hospital swag? Check out our fundraising incentives and begin earning exciting prizes! 

Is fundraising required? 

While fundraising is not required to participate, it is encouraged! We understand that this is a particularly challenging time to be asking your friends and family for donations. However, we need your help now more than ever. Please log into your personalized participant center to discover new ways to fundraise! We have some great incentive prizes you can earn as a thank you from us for all your hard work! Remember, 100 percent of proceeds from the PCH5K goes right to the kids who need it most! 

How do I fundraise?

Register as a participant and follow the easy steps to set up your fundraising page. You can customize your page with your own personal message and photo!

Set the tone and become the first to donate to your cause. Then ask your friends and family to donate. Share your fundraising page link on social media and through email so they can donate through a secure site with their credit card. You can also accept cash or checks.

Where do I park? 

Downtown Phoenix offers a variety of parking options. Carpooling and light rail are encouraged. 

View a map of parking lots and garages

Can we bring wheels?

Strollers, wheelchairs and other mobility aids are welcome. Please leave the roller skates, skateboards and bicycles at home. 

Can we bring our dogs?

Yes! People with dogs are asked to start in the back.

Where does the money go?

Funds raised will benefit our Hope Fund, a critical source of funding for the areas of greatest need at Phoenix Children’s. The Hope Fund helps us respond immediately to urgent needs and invest in state-of-the-art technology, innovative clinical programs, family-centered care and more.

I need some help fundraising. Do you have any tips?

You bet! In addition to the coaching emails available in your participant center, we have also put together some handy fundraising tips and resources.

Can I collect donations offline?

Absolutely! Offline donations (cash and checks) will be counted toward your fundraising total and can be mailed to:

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation
ATTN: PCH5K
2929 E. Camelback Rd. Suite 122
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Include an offline donation form with your cash and/or check(s) payable to “Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation” or "PCHF." To ensure that you and your team get credit, include your name and your team name. It may take up to seven business days to process your donation and have it reflected on your fundraising page.

If I register before my team captain, can I still join their team?

Yes. Once your team captain has registered, go to your personal fundraising page, click on the dropdown box, and choose the team you would like to join, then click on “Save Fundraising Changes.” You won't have the option to join the team until your team captain has registered and created the team.

Can I join a team after I've completed the registration process?

Absolutely! At any time after you register, you can go to your personal fundraising page, click on the dropdown box, and choose the team you would like to join, then click on “Save Fundraising Changes.”

When will I receive my incentives? 

Incentives will be mailed September 13, 2021, for all donations received by September 1, 2021. After this date, incentives will be mailed on or near November 15, 2021. Incentive fundraising closes at 11:59 p.m. on November 2, 2021.

What is the Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation's tax ID number?

Our tax ID number is 74-2421549.

My question wasn't answered here. Whom can I contact?

Please send your questions to specialevents@phoenixchildrens.com and we will do our best to get it answered right away!