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!


Registrations Opens at 7AM
First 5K/1-Mile Walk Kicks off at 8AM
Dash for Down syndrome Starts at 9AM
Second 5K/1-Mile Walk Kicks off at 10AM
Awards at 11AM
Event ends at Noon.


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?