Join us for our 2nd Annual 5K/10K Virtual Fun Run! Registration is now through May 31st and races are to be completed from June 15th - 30th! Register as an individual, create your own team or join a team. Registration includes a T-shirt, Sunshine Kids pin, wristband, bandana and a koozie.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 5 runners in each race and top 5 fundraisers! All participants and teams will be able to set up a fundraising page to share with friends and family to encourage them to donate to your race.
Unlike a traditional race, the 2021 Run for the Sun 5K/10K Virtual Fun Run takes place where you are and when you want, anytime between June 15-30. This means you can complete your 5K or 10K at your own convenience in your own neighborhood, favorite running trail, park or even on a treadmill.
How to track your race:
  • Download the free Charity Footprints App below and sync your fitness device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava).
  • Use the health app on your phone.
Go the extra mile:
  • Share your story and raise funds and awareness.
  • Share your progress and experience on social media. Use our hashtag #sskrunforthesun, and tag us:
Instagram/Twitter: @SunshineKidsOrg
Facebook: @TheSunshineKidsFoundation
Not able to participate? Consider donating to our Run for the Sun campaign here.
T-Shirts will not be ordered until registration ends. Race packets will be mailed via USPS or for pick up at the Sunshine Kids National Office in Houston on Thursday, June 10th; Friday, June 11th between 9-5pm.
COMPLETED: 0 miles
TARGET: 500 miles
RAISED: $ 1,170
TARGET: $ 50,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints by traveling around our sun!]
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
The Sunshine Kids Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer. Our mission is to add quality of life to children with cancer by providing them with exciting, positive group activities, so they may once again do what kids are meant to do . . . have fun and celebrate life!

We look forward to the day when The Sunshine Kids Foundation will no longer need to exist. Until that time, the entire Sunshine Kids family is dedicated to providing the most exciting activities, trips and events for as many young cancer patients as possible.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
Established in 1982, we are committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients. Your support of our Run for the Sun will help the Sunshine Kids Foundation provide more programs and events, free of charge, to Kids who are receiving cancer treatments in hospitals across North America. To learn more visit our website at www.sunshinekids.org.
What is Charity Footprints?

Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.

Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.

What is the campaign registration fee?

Campaign registration fee is the amount that you'll need to pay to enroll in this virtual race. This fee (less transaction charges) will go to the non-profit running this campaign as a donation.

The registration fee along with the funds raised through your individual fundraising page will enable the non-profit to fund various programs and pursue their organization's mission.

How can I create my fundraising page?

Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.

How will I track my distance?

You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign.

If you workout indoors (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike etc.), you can upload your workouts here.

How do I join a team on this campaign?

While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.

I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?

All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.

Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?

The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.

That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.

Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.

Who can I contact if I need help?

You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.

How do I change or switch my team?

If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.