The CHAMP Event

Over 2,000 attendees and more than 28 non-profit organizations join together for the annual collaborative childhood cancer event. We invite you to join us in September, as we raise awareness for childhood cancer causes and celebrate the childhood cancer community. Start the day off with a 5K run or walk with friends then share a pancake breakfast. Afterwards there will be food, activities, vendors, and dozens of non-profit organizations on hand with hundreds of ways you can get involved and help make a difference in the fight against childhood cancer. September is pediatric cancer awareness month. Join us as we celebrate these brave young children and advocate for the community.

Enjoy fun family activities, be entertained and learn about the organizations which serve the childhood cancer population of Arizona.

Establish a network of support with childhood cancer supporters and other families.

Discover how you can be a part of the fight against childhood cancer.

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Schedule of Events

  • 6:30AM 5K Run/Walk Registration

  • 7.00AM Activity/Informational booths open

  • 7:15AM Opening Ceremony

  • 7:30AM 5k Start

  • 8:00AM Breakfast

  • 8.30 AM onwards Raffle & Silent Auction – winning numbers will be posted

  • 9:15AM CHAMPION Walk (Kids on treatment, in remission, and those walking in honor of a child) 5k Awards (immediately following CHAMPION walk)

September 21, 2024

Join us in September to ‘Impact the Outcome of Childhood Cancer’

All proceeds will directly benefit local non-profits that help fight childhood cancer.

5K Run & Walk

Run to beat the clock or walk at your own pace to recognize the children who have fought, are fighting, or yet to be diagnosed with Childhood Cancer.

On:
Saturday September 21
Where:
Kiwanis Park, North Soccer Field 5300 S Ash Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85283
When:
7.15 am Opening Ceremony.

7.30 am 5k Start.

9.15 am CHAMPION Walk, but come early to enjoy breakfast and the fun activities!
Parking:
On Ash Avenue north of the field. Short walk across Baseline into the park. The Business Park on the East side of Ash Avenue is No Parking. CHAMPION families may park in the Kiwanis Park Parking lot.
Packet Pickup:
Alleviate stress on race day by collecting your goody bag ahead of time.
Where:
Roadrunner Sports, 43 S McClintock Drive, Tempe 85288
When:
Thursday September 19. 4.30 pm - 7.00 pm
Team Packet Pickup:
The packets of your entire team may be collected by your Captain
Where:
Roadrunner Sports, 43 S McClintock Drive, Tempe 85288
When:
Wednesday September 18. 4.30 pm – 7.00 pm (Team Captains or one representative)

What do registrants get?

Custom Tech shirt, Finishing Medal, & Bib. Timing, and Breakfast!

400 registrants will have the added bonus of participating in the Carry A Bead program during the event. Beads to be collected on race day morning from the Beads of Courage booth adjacent to the start line.

1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male and female receive an award and prize following the CHAMP Walk.

1st, 2nd, 3rd male and females in following age categories receive a placement pin.

Placement
12 & under
13 - 17
18 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69
70+
1st, 2nd, 3rd
M/F
M/F
M/F
M/F
M/F
M/F
M/F
M/F
Placement
1st, 2nd, 3rd
12 & under
M/F
13 - 17
M/F
18 - 29
M/F
30 - 39
M/F
40 - 49
M/F
50 - 59
M/F
60 - 69
M/F
70+
M/F

Where do I get my results?

CHAMP is a timed race. Race Place Events is the Official Timing Provider.
Results are typically available online (athlinks.com) within one hour after the start of the race and are also displayed on monitors located at the Results Booth.

Results will post on the website here a few hours after the race.

Awards for the overall male and female winners of the 5k and age groups will take place at the CHAMP Table following the conclusion of the CHAMPION (Children diagnosed with cancer) Walk.

5k Registration Rates

Large Student Team Rates

Special reduced pricing available for students 17 and under teams larger than 10 if paying together.

A promo code will be issued for the number of students to register online. Team captain and adult chaperones are the price listed in the Team section above dependent on date you established your team.

Number in Team
10
25
35
50
Price
$250
$600
$805
$1125
Each Additional Student p.p
$25
$24
$23
$22.50

THE SCHOOL WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE AN AWARD.

Card processing fees apply if paying online. Zero fees apply if paying by check Payable to:

CHAMP
10024 E Lomita Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85209

Group/Corporate Rates

Registration Packages are available for Corporate/Group Teams:

If you are interested in participating as a group, please email us 5k@septemberchamp.org for pricing.

A promo code will be issued for team members to register online.

THE GROUP WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE AN AWARD.

Card processing fees apply if paying online. Zero fees apply if paying by check. Payable to:

CHAMP
10024 E Lomita Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85209

CHAMPION Walk

For children on treatment, in remission, and families walking in honor of a child (who gained their wings)

The CHAMPION Walk is a highlight of the event. The short loop walk around the booth fair celebrates our CHAMPIONS who are on treatment or in remission and honors those children who gained their wings. The entire family walks alongside the child (free for the child and family members). Only children on treatment and in remission need to register here for the CHAMPION Walk (free) through the 5k Run/Walk link and select “CHAMPION” for the child to receive a CHAMPION shirt, medal and goody bag.

Families walking in honor of a child who gained their wings, please submit the following form (Honor Your Angel).

Email completed form above to: Kathryn@septemberchamp.org

We will be having a dove release in honor of your child. To sponsor a dove, go to:

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ALL Event attendees are encouraged to line the route during the CHAMPION Walk, to celebrate, encourage and honor CHAMPIONS and their families.

September 21, 2024

Join us in September to ‘Impact the Outcome of Childhood Cancer’

All proceeds will directly benefit local non-profits that help fight childhood cancer.

Event Activies

Breakfast

Share a delicious breakfast with fellow Childhood Cancer Supporters, families of Cancer Warriors, and our own CHAMPions. Breakfast is included in with every race registration fee. We also invite our spectators and supporters to join the breakfast in exchange for a small donation.

Carry A Bead

The Carry a Bead program recruits caring individuals to share their strength and courage with a child or teen coping with a serious illness through the connection of beads. Individuals will Carry a Bead with them during the event while infusing the bead with good intentions and caring. The bead that is carried is then returned to Beads of Courage to become an Act of Courage bead, given to children on tough treatment days. Each participating individual will receive a matched bead to remind them of their shared strength and commitment to care.

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September 21, 2024

Join us in September to ‘Impact the Outcome of Childhood Cancer’

All proceeds will directly benefit local non-profits that help fight childhood cancer.

Fundraising

Registrants are encouraged to fundraise as a team or individually. All proceeds are distributed evenly among the participating non-profit organizations directly impacting their programming and also provides weekend retreats to families of children currently on treatment.

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Give Today

You can help make a difference to a child with cancer. 100% of the donations to CHAMP directly benefit all the participating pediatric cancer organizations and the childhood cancer community. Your donation is tax deductible. Please consider giving today and making a better tomorrow for a child with cancer.

Click here to create an Individual or Team Fundraising Page!

If you would prefer to donate by check, make checks payable to CHAMP and mail to:

CHAMP
9221 E Baseline Road, #109-462
Mesa, AZ 85209

Give the Gift of Life

You could be the difference to a child with cancer. Blood and bone marrow are two of the most important donations needed by children undergoing cancer treatment, and the need for blood and marrow is constant. Your donation could literally save a life. In an effort to help, CHAMP is proud to have Be the Match on site during our event. We need donors like you to help be the cure.

Bone Marrow Drive

Give a few minutes of your time to be screened for the National Bone Marrow registry. The cure for blood cancers like leukemia is in the hands of ordinary people like you!

The Be the Match Registry is the connection between patients searching for a cure and life-saving bone marrow donors. As the largest and most diverse donor registry in the world, Be the Match helps more patients get the transplant they need. Be The Match Registry is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to creating an opportunity for all patients to receive the marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant they need, when they need it. It is the largest and most diverse donor registry in the world. Their partnerships with international and cooperative registries provide doctors with access to nearly 24.5 million potential donors and more than 622,000 cord blood units worldwide.

Blood Drive

Blood transfusions are an essential part of the treatment for children on Chemotherapy. Please donate, to save a life.

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September 21, 2024

Join us in September to ‘Impact the Outcome of Childhood Cancer’

All proceeds will directly benefit local non-profits that help fight childhood cancer.

Exhibitors

The Annual CHAMP Event promotes awareness and empowers the community to support organizations who serve the childhood cancer population. We bring the public and these organizations together to make a difference and build support systems for families battling childhood cancer.

If your organization aligns with our mission, we would love for you to apply to be an exhibitor.

For Profit Exhibitors

CHAMP brings over 1,000 runners and spectators together and rallies to provide support to families faced with a childhood cancer diagnosis. Over 28 non-profit organizations participate in our event, and our reach goes far beyond the ‘day-of’ exposure, as together with our non-profit partners our message reaches more than 100,000 people nationwide.

By becoming an exhibitor you’re not only helping the local pediatric cancer community, you’re putting your product in front of a large, powerful, and passionate audience. To learn more about becoming a vendor at our September event, please download the form below or contact us to speak about the opportunity.

You Get

  • On site access to all the day of participants and guests
  • Logo placement on website
  • Logo placement on marketing materials
  • Social media exposure through both the CHAMP social media pages and our affiliates
  • Official recognition at the event
  • The opportunity to give back to the community
  • Plus so much more…

Non-Profit Exhibitors

Thank you for your interest in joining CHAMP this September. We are thrilled to champion organizations that are making a real difference in the fight against pediatric cancer. Our participants enjoy a wealth of benefits including access to thousands of participants on the day of the event, your link on our website, as well as inclusion and recognition on our website and social media pages. Our goal is to put your message in front of thousands of Arizonans ready to help make a difference. Whether you’re looking for volunteers, donors, or just to share your message with those enabled to help… CHAMP is the venue for you.

To become a non-profit participant at our event please review the participation requirements and then print and return the form attached to the bottom of this page. Thank you again for your interest.

Non-profit participation requirements

  • 501(c)(3) Status
  • Provide an interactive activity/informational booth
  • $100 participation fee
  • Invite families of children diagnosed with cancer to register for the CHAMPION Walk/li>
  • Provide a 5k running/walking team (2 person minimum)
  • Provide 2 volunteers (minimum)
  • Promote the event through your social media
  • Complete and submit the application/agreement

Event Sponsorship Packages

To become an Event Sponsor please email kathryn@septemberchamp.com

FAQ

Can I pick up my family or friend’s packet?

In order to pick up another runner’s packet, you must have their confirmation details. Team Captains may collect their entire team on Team Packet Pick-up-day. (Wednesday before the race).

Can I run with my stroller?
Strollers are allowed in the 5k and CHAMPION Walk.
Can we bring pets (i.e. dogs) to the event?

Kiwanis Park is open to the public, so pets on a leash are allowed, however due to the high number of participants, leaving furry friends at home is preferred. If your dog does attend, we ask you keep 100ft from the breakfast cooking area. Exceptions are made for Service dogs.

How will I know how I did in my race or if I placed in my race?

Results are typically available within one hour after the start of the race and will be displayed on monitors located at the Timing Booth. A link to the race results will be available online.

If I can’t make it to packet pick-up before race day, is there another way for me to get my packet?

We encourage all registrants to take advantage of our Roadrunner Sports, Tempe packet pick-up. For those who must pick-up on race day, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your race start to claim your packet at the Registration Table.

If it rains, will I get a refund?

No, refunds are not provided as all proceeds go directly to benefitting charities. Rain or Shine.

Is there an age limit to participate in the 5k? Do young children need to register?

The event is open to all ages. Children 4 years old or younger are free and do not require registration. Runner tech shirts, bibs and medals are available to registered participants only.

Will there be water and refreshments available at the race?

Yes, water will be provided at the finish line, as well as along the course. Breakfast is included in registration fee. All other attendees are invited to enjoy breakfast for a small donation.

If I arrive late, can I still join the 5k?
Yes, timing begins when your bib crosses the start line.

Meet Our CHAMPions

Anilu

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Charlotte

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia ALL

Denver

Medulloblastoma
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Elizabeth

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Maya

B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
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Nicco

T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
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Thank to you to all our amazing sponsors!

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