Virtual Butterfly Run is a Big Success for Children's Hospital

Virtual Butterfly Run 2020East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s Butterfly Run, the hospital’s first-ever virtual race, has raised more than $105,000. The race was changed to a virtual format this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Race participants donated to Children’s Hospital and completed a 5K or 10K during the week of August 1-8, at a location of their choosing. Several runners shared photos on social media using #ButterflyRun to show support for the hospital.

All proceeds will help Children’s Hospital purchase life-saving medical equipment to continue to provide the very best medical care for children.

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Virtual Butterfly Run 2020

Children's Hospital Butterfly Went Virtual in 2020!

Because the health needs of our patients never stop, even during a pandemic, all proceeds go directly to support our patients and their families. Due to the current restrictions, this year's event is virtual and will take place Saturday, August 1 through Saturday, August 8, 2020.

Butterfly Run 2020 T-Shirt Front and Back

The virtual format allows participants to complete the 5k, 10k or fun walk distance wherever it is safe and convenient to keep with social distancing. You can participate in your neighborhood, on a local bike or nature trail, in your living room on your treadmill, or even in your yard. You can run, bike, walk or anything that gets your moving. Put on your butterfly wings and use #ButterflyRun on your social media posts to spread the word and celebrate your participation. Take a selfie or shoot a video - show how you, your friends and family are all participating. Pets are welcome to join in, too!

All runners receive a commemorative race t-shirt, and will be able to post their best times! T-shirts will be mailed to your home address.

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Become a Fundraiser

Butterfly Run 2020We need you to be a HERO for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital by signing up to help raise critical funds for our patients and families. Now more than ever, Children’s Hospital needs the support of our community.

It is easy to get started and multiply your impact! Sign up to be a fundraiser, set your goal, spread the word and challenge your friends, family and neighbors to support you along the way. We help make it easy by providing a fundraising page you can share.

Be creative, have fun, stay safe and most of all, support Children’s Hospital.

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An Invitation to Run from Ambassador Eli

Let's Get Moving!