Deerfield 5K & Field Day

About Deerfield 5K & Field Day

On June 5th we will all come together to change the way the world views Down syndrome. Deerfield is hosting our annual 5K Run, 1- Mile Walk, Kids Dash and Family Field Day. With options to join us in person OR virtually, everyone can be a part of the movement!


Last year GiGi’s Step to Accept virtual run, walk, and ride for global acceptance made history by logging over ONE BILLION steps for Global Acceptance. This year we are excited to partner with all 60 playhouses again to join in the GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge. Together our goal is for ONE MILLION people to get moving for Down syndrome on June 5th!

June 5th we will all come together to change the way the world views Down syndrome. Deerfield is hosting our annual 5K Run, 1- Mile Walk, Kids Dash and Family Field Day. More information is coming soon, stay tuned!



The GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge is a physical and social movement for acceptance!

We live in a world where people constantly judge and discriminate against one another. This event challenges people to actively move for the change that we so desperately need! Any type of physical movement can be used as your pledge to help in creating a more accepting world. You can walk, run, jump, swim, ride, lift, play a sport, go to the gym, and more! You can register to participate in any of the GiGi’s Playhouse organized events, or you can register your own event in support of any of our Playhouse locations!

Our Goal:

In an effort to make the world a more accepting place for individuals of all abilities, on June 5th, GiGi’s Playhouse is aiming to unite 1 Million supporters in a physical and social MOVEment for Acceptance! Are you up for the challenge?



How to Participate    

Register and create a personal or team fundraising page!

  • Upon registration you can choose to register as an individual or as a fundraising team. 
  • Registering as an individual will allow you to select which Playhouse location you would like to support. After completing registration, you will now have your own fundraising page. This page will be your hub for all things fundraising. Share the link to this page with friends, family, colleagues, and more. You should reach out to anyone that can help raise awareness and funds for your GiGi’s Playhouse location! 
  • Registering a team, or joining a team will allow you to combine the efforts of many fundraisers to reach the common goal of raising funds and awareness for GiGi’s Playhouse! The best part is that no team can be too big or too small! Share the link to your teams fundraising page and encourage others to register and join you in helping spread the message of global acceptance for all!

 

Host Your Own Personal Events

  • An awesome new way to raise funds and spread awareness for the Acceptance Challenge is to host your own community events. These community events can be anything that brings people together. It is a way for our supporters and fundraisers to be able to engage with their network in the manner that is most effective and convenient for them!  
  • The community events can take place any time leading up to the Acceptance Challenge on June 5th. We want to include EVERYONE in the GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge!
  • To create your own community event, you must register as either a team or individual fundraiser. Once registered, your fundraising page presents you the opportunity to Host a Community Event. Fill in all the details for your event, select “donation required,” then share the link to whomever you want to invite. It’s that simple! Now, go out there and host the best Acceptance Challenge Community Event that you can!

 

Donate and Spread Awareness!!