IMPORTANT UPDATE: Race for Every Child: 150th Birthday Edition will be 100% virtual. Many kids who participate, including our patients, are not yet eligible for the vaccine. Children’s safety is always our top priority. Stay tuned for additional updates.

  • Virtual Race for Every Child 150th Birthday Edition - SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, October 16, 2021 - A 5K walk/run at Freedom Plaza, Washington D.C. or wherever you are

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      Children's National at a Glance

      223,000+ patients treated with 97% from the D.C. Region
      $108+ Million contributed to provide uncompensated care to underserved families
      614,000+ outpatient visits
      $161+ Million contributed to community health & wellness benefits
      Employed over 7,000 people
      1,300 active pediatric research projects

      participants-icon 1,350 Participants

      teams-icon 212 Teams

      Together we have raised $493,902.00
      Goal: $1,450,000.00
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      Details & FAQs

      IMPORTANT UPDATE: Race for Every Child: 150th Birthday Edition will be 100% virtual. Many kids who participate, including our patients, are not yet eligible for the vaccine. Children’s safety is always our top priority. Stay tuned for additional updates.

      It’s free to register. Registration gives you access to your personalized fundraising dashboard and the opportunity to recruit team members and raise vital funds to support Children’s National. We encourage all participants to fundraise. Those who raise $30 or more will receive a Race for Every Child: 150th Birthday Edition t-shirt.

      Join us for our awesome virtual Race Rally on September 15 at 12pm! Register here.

      Registering

      Registration is free for this year’s Virtual Race for Every Child: 150th Birthday Edition. To register, please click here. You can create or join a team or sign up as an individual. All registrants must have a unique email address to sign up and receive access to their participant dashboard. Children under 18 will have the option to bypass providing an email address but will still need to register separately. The registration deadline is Sunday, October 10 at 11:59pm.

      T-shirts

      T-shirts are part of our 2021 Recognition Program:. Individuals who register and reach $30 in individual fundraising will receive a t-shirt. One t-shirt per participant. The remaining items and recognitions are cumulative.

      • How do I get my t-shirt?
        Stay tuned for details for packet pick up and mailing options.
      Is there a fundraising deadline?

      To receive Recognition Program items by event day, participants and teams will have until October 1 to meet achieve fundraising milestones. All participants may fundraise until October 31 and opt in to have Recognition Program items mailed to them after the event.

      What happens on Race Day?

      Please continue to check the “Event Day” tab in this section to stay informed about event day details and our virtual event programming!

      Do I have to fundraise? Is there a fundraising minimum?

      There is no required fundraising minimum. All participants are encouraged to set a minimum fundraising goal of $250. Every dollar you raise will help us deliver exceptional pediatric care, support programs for patients and families and develop new therapies and cures. Team captains are encouraged to set a goal of $250 per team member.

      Is there a registration fee?

      There is no registration fee.

      Will there be an in-person event?

      Given the recent changes to COVID-19 guidelines, we decided to make the Race for Every Child: 150th Birthday Edition 100% virtual.

      As you know, the Race for Every Child is a family event. Many kids, including our patients, who are not yet eligible for the vaccine participate. At Children’s National Hospital, children’s safety is always our top priority.

      If I am a virtual participant, can I walk/run on a different day?

      Yes. Virtual participants can walk or run their 5K any day between October 2 October 16. We will provide further details on submitting photos and finisher times closer to event day.

      When is the deadline to register?

      You may register up until Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

      I am unable to register this year, how else can I support?

      You may donate in support of a team or individual participating in the Race for Every Child. Visit our donation page and search for the individual or team name.

      Will individual fundraising count toward team fundraising totals?

      Absolutely! Every dollar individual team members raise will contribute to the overall team fundraising totals! We encourage individuals to share their unique participant page links so they can qualify for the Recognition Program milestones while supporting the overall team goal.

      Does my whole family need to register?

      We ask that everyone who wants to participate register. Each participant then will have access to a personal fundraising dashboard and can hit fundraising milestones, including the 2021 t-shirt!

      Can I split my fundraising dollars among individuals who aren’t registered?

      We cannot split fundraising dollars among registrants and non-registrants. All participants who wish to participate in the 2021 Individual Recognition Program need to register separately.

      May I switch from participating in-person to virtually?

      All participants will now be considered virtual participants and will be transferred automatically. You do not need to contact us to make the change.

      How do I encourage my friends and family to participate in a neighborhood walk/run?

      We’d love to help! Please contact us at info@raceforeverychild.org to speak with the Race for Every Child team. We are excited to share ideas with you.

      Given the recent changes to COVID-19 guidelines, we decided to make the Race for Every Child: 150th Birthday Edition 100% virtual.

      As you know, the Race for Every Child is a family event. Many kids, including our patients, who are not yet eligible for the vaccine participate. At Children’s National Hospital, children’s safety is always our top priority.

      Details on our virtual programming will be posted in this section of our website.

      Want to hear more about the Race before event day? Check out some of our virtual events below:

      • August 19 - Coffee & Conversations: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Edition (Register for either our 12pm or 7pm event)
      • September 15 - Race Rally (Register here)
      • October 11-15 - SPIRIT WEEK! Stay tuned for ways to show your Race spirit.

      Teams can have participants join from anywhere around the world. Participation as a team is the best way to experience the Race for Every Child, fundraise and make an impact. Choose a creative team name and plan fun ways to engage your team members.

      How many people can be on a team?

      Teams range from two people to as many as you’d like. There is no limit.

      Who can be on my team?

      Reach out to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers and invite anyone you wish. Keep in mind participants can join us from wherever they are!

      Still have questions?

      Contact the race team at (301) 565-8571 or email us at info@raceforeverychild.org for more information.

      Recognition Program


      We want to celebrate YOU! Check out the Race for Every Child 2021 Recognition Program.

      Personal Fundraising Milestones


      Deadline for individual fundraising:
      October 1, 2021 for all participants
      October 31, 2021 (opt-in to have items mailed to you after our event)

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      $30: Reach this first milestone and show off your support of Children’s National with the 2021 t-shirt!

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      $100: Includes preceding milestone achievement plus your Virtual Race for Every Child: 150th Birthday Edition window sign!

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      $150: Includes preceding milestone achievements plus your 150th Birthday Edition medal. Medal participants have the special opportunity to donate their medal back to a Children’s National patient.

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      $500: Our Tribute Wall is back this year! Includes preceding milestone achievements plus your name on our Tribute Wall announcement in the Race for Every Child Facebook group!

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      $1000: Includes preceding milestone achievements, plus recognition on the Champions Wall below and your exclusive 2021 Champions Club jacket!


      Champions Wall

       

      Team Fundraising Milestones


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      $500: If your team hits $500 in fundraising, the team captain will receive a Race in a Box with surprise items that you and your team can use to celebrate the Virtual Race for Every Child: 150th Birthday Edition wherever you are!

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      $2,500: Includes the preceding milestone achievement, plus your team will be featured in our Race for Every Child Facebook group! Join the group!

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      $5,000: Includes the preceding milestone achievements, plus we will highlight your team during our virtual Race experience!

      Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors

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      Contact Us

      We thank you for your interest and are available to answer any questions you might have.

      info@raceforeverychild.org | (301) 565-8571

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