Fox Valley GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge 2023

About Fox Valley GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge 2023

Join GiGi's Playhouse Fox Valley and Hoffman Estates in the GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge

We, the people of the Down syndrome community, are challenging YOU to move for acceptance!! The GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge is an event hosted by the Down syndrome community with the goal of creating universal acceptance of all people.

We challenge you, your friends and family to move together in showing your support and acceptance for the differences we all share.


On Sunday, June 11, 2023, we are bringing our local community together for our 3rd Annual GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge, which is a 5K Run, 1 Mile Inspirational Walk and Kids Dash for Down Syndrome!



NOW Arena*

5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy

Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

*Actual event location is at the Village Green adjacent to the NOW Arena.


Create a Fundraising Team and invite friends and family to join!!  


Register as an individual and participate and fundraise independently! 


The Top 10 Fundraising Teams receive personalized tents, tables, chairs, and stocked coolers of ice-cold drinks!

Our largest fundraising team wins a 70” TV!


Early Bird Registration Prices (Through Monday, May 1st): 
$30: Adults 16 & over 
$15: Kids 15 and under

Standard Registration Prices (After Monday, May 1st) 

$40: Adults 16 & over  

$20: Kids 15 and under

T-shirts included for all registrations before Saturday, May 20, 2023.


 Day of Event Information:

Check-In Begins at 7:30 AM

Warm-Ups: 8:30 AM
5K Run Starts: 9:00 AM

1 Mile Walk Begins: 9:45 AM
Kids Dash for Down Syndrome: 10:45 AM

Fundraising Awards Ceremony: 11:30 AM

Event Ends: 12:00 PM

Why The GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge?

The greatest fuel for intolerance is misunderstanding. The GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge is not just a peer-to-peer fundraiser, it is an opportunity to learn and grow through exposure and understanding. This is the first and most crucial step in creating a truly accepting world!