6th Annual Care to Carry on 5K Run / Walk *CANCELLED*

Sat April 25, 2020 Philadelphia, PA US 19104 Directions
Events

5K Run

8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

1 Mile Walk

8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

Spectator Only Zoo Tickets

8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
6th Annual Care to Carry on 5K Run / Walk *CANCELLED*

*IMPORTANT UPDATE: In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and guidance from the CDC (and local, state and federal authorities), the 2020 Care to Carry On 5k/Walk will be cancelled this year.  We value our Care to Carry On 5k family, and are prioritizing the health and safety of the community, families, volunteers, and vendors.  It is with great sadness that the Event Committee must share this news, but we would like to personally thank everyone for their continued commitment and support for our cause. We are working diligently to resolve a large number of operational details this change creates. Please read carefully below for a few important updates, and note that further instructions will be available via email in the coming weeks.

2021 Event Date: We’re happy to announce that next year’s Care to Carry On 5k Run/Walk will be held on Saturday April 24, 2021 at the Philadelphia Zoo. Please save the date and stay tuned for more details!
Donating Registration Fee: Please consider donating your registration fee as a donation to support Camp Erin Philadelphia. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all aspects of our lives and your donation will go a long way in making sure Camp Erin Philadelphia has the funds to sustain future programming. Unfortunately, our registration system and credit card companies charge processing fees for every transaction.  This includes refunds, which negatively affects our fundraising goals. 
Refunds: Due to this unprecedented situation, we are currently working with our vendor to allow a refund option for registration and/or purchased t-shirts. We greatly appreciate your patience as we work through this process.  Refund details will be forthcoming. 
Donations: We thank everyone who has generously contributed to this year's fundraising efforts. Your donation will directly impact many children and teens throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region benefit from the Camp Erin program.  All donations made for the event are non-refundable. 
Donation Page: We will keep our donation page live until 4/25/20 and we encourage fundraising teams, fundraisers, and donors to continue raising funds through this date.

Here Are Your Options:

You elect to have your registration fee donated to benefit Camp Erin Philadelphia.The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all aspects of our lives and donating your reg fee will go a long way in helping Camp Erin Philadelphia have the funds to sustain future programming.

  • Registrants will receive a refund for their total paid amount less the transaction fees.
  • You must request a refund via this email by 4/25/20. All refunds will be processed after this date. *Please note all refunds are not immediate.
  • Additionally, if you would like to request a refund but still want to help contribute in other ways, you are welcome to make a donation via our fundraising page which will be open through April 25, 2020.
  • We appreciate your patience as we process refunds.
Place
The Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W GIRARD AVE
Philadelphia, PA US 19104
Description

*IMPORTANT UPDATE: In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and guidance from the CDC (and local, state and federal authorities), the 2020 Care to Carry On 5k/Walk will be cancelled this year.  We value our Care to Carry On 5k family, and are prioritizing the health and safety of the community, families, volunteers, and vendors.  It is with great sadness that the Event Committee must share this news, but we would like to personally thank everyone for their continued commitment and support for our cause. We are working diligently to resolve a large number of operational details this change creates. Please read carefully below for a few important updates, and note that further instructions will be available via email in the coming weeks.

  • 2021 Event Date: We’re happy to announce that next year’s Care to Carry On 5k Run/Walk will be held on Saturday April 24, 2021 at the Philadelphia Zoo. Please save the date and stay tuned for more details!
  • Donating Registration Fee: Please consider donating your registration fee as a donation to support Camp Erin Philadelphia. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all aspects of our lives and your donation will go a long way in making sure Camp Erin Philadelphia has the funds to sustain future programing. Unfortunately, our registration system and credit card companies charge processing fees for every transaction.  This includes refunds, which negatively affects our fundraising goals. 
  • Refunds: Due to this unprecedented situation, we are currently working with our vendor to allow a refund option for registration and/or purchased t-shirts. We greatly appreciate your patience as we work through this process.  Refund details will be forthcoming. 
  • Donations: We thank everyone who has generously contributed to this year's fundraising efforts. Your donation will directly impact many children and teens throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region benefit from the Camp Erin program.  All donations made for the event are non-refundable. 
  • Donation Page: We will keep our donation page live until 4/25/20 and we encourage fundraising teams, fundraisers, and donors to continue raising funds through this date.

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We invite you and your family to run, walk, stroll, skip or jump your way through the Philadelphia Zoo to help raise awareness about children’s grief and the support they need to carry on in a healthy way!

Run or walk this mostly flat USATF Certified course through the Nation's Oldest Zoo. This event will be chip timed for runners and starts/finishes near the front of the Philadelphia Zoo. Walkers will begin after runners to ensure a smooth start. Fee includes full-day admission to the Zoo, a swag bag, complimentary pre & post warm up/stretch, face painting, refreshments, DJ and more! Medals to top-finishers and age group winners. This is a rain or shine event. There are no refunds. To receive medals, participants must be present at the post event party as we are unable to mail the items. We encourage you to invite your friends and family, all ages welcomed!

Proceeds will benefit Camp Erin® Philadelphia, a free weekend bereavement camp for youth in the Greater Philadelphia region, who are grieving the death of significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving.

Race Agenda:
7:00am - 8:00am: Spectator Pass & Packet Pickup, Race Day Registration, Vendor Area
8:00am: 5k run / 1-mile walk
9:15am: Awards Presentation

5K Run/1M Walk Ticket Prices:
$37 Through December 19
$40 Through February 20
$42 Through April 24
$50 Day of race
$20 Spectator only zoo pass ($23 Day of the race)

T-Shirts:
$20 donation for T-Shirt 
$25 donation for three-quarter sleeve T-Shirt 
$35 donation for hoodie

Miscellaneous:
Children under 2 are free to enter
Open to all ages - Strollers welcome
Full-day admission to the Zoo included in registration
T-shirt available to purchase online only - must be present on race day to pick it up as we are unable to mail the items.
Zoo parking is $16 per vehicle. 

Parking: Please park in the Zoo Garage on Girard Avenue. Zoo parking is not included in your registration/spectator fee, but is available for $16/vehicle. Handicap spaces, and spaces for vans are available in both Tiger Lot and the Parking Garage. You can purchase parking at the Zoo’s Box Office, turnstile kiosks, and upon exiting the parking lot. Zoo members are allowed to use their membership cards for parking during events. More info here.

Packet Pick Up: 7:00am - 8:00am in the Balloon Plaza 
*Closes at 8:00am - Must Pickup before that time*
Please enter the Zoo through the Main Entrance and walk to Balloon Plaza, where you will see the packet pickup tables for the pre-registered runners and walkers. You will need to show your registration confirmation page (via your phone or printed copy) to pick up your swag bag, bib and a zoo wristband. The wristband identifies that you have event access to the Zoo during and after the race. Confirmation emails will be re-sent before race day in case you have misplaced it or cannot find it in your email. If you pre-purchased a Spectator Only Zoo Pass, you will pick this up at the same table.

Race Day Registration: 7:00 - 8:00AM in the Balloon Plaza 
*Closes at 8:00am - Must register before that time*
Race day registration on Saturday is available in the Balloon Plaza. Here you can register to Run or Walk for $50.00, or purchase a Spectator Only Zoo pass for $23.00.

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