We are overjoyed to again be participating as a charity partner for GiGi's Playhouse Fox Valley in the Naperville Half Marathon & 5k.  This year things will look a little different, as the race will be virtual!  Each runner will now be able to walk/run any day in October, Down Syndrome Awareness Month, to support your favorite GiGi’s participants!  Each runner will agree to raise a minimum of $321 to help support the FREE educational and therapeutic programs at GiGi's Playhouse Fox Valley.

Since 2016, Team GiGi's runners have had over 100+ parents, family, and friends who have participated as charity partners,  raised more than $64,000 to support programs including 1:1 Literacy Tutoring,  LMNOP, Destination Discovery, and Cooking Club.
This year we are excited to announce that we setting a goal of 25 charity runners and a fundraising goal of $25,000.  We are asking that each charity runner fundraise a minimum of $321, a significant number as Down syndrome is a triplicate of the 21st chromosome!


  • 2016- runners raised $6,000+
  • 2017- 28 runners raised $14,000+
  • 2018- 34 runners raised $1600+
  • 2019- 23 runners raised $28,000+

$1000 CLUB  
Congratulations to our runners who raised more than $1000 for Team GiGi's in 2019!!!

Catalano family: $16,452
Finke family: $3,587
Traynor family: $2,404
Braet family: $1,001