TEAM GIGI's is a group of parents, family members, volunteers, and community members – from first-time 5k walkers to long-time half-marathoners and everyone in between – who will walk or run the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon or 5K on Sunday, October 17, 2021 as Charity Heroes, raising funds and awareness for GiGi's Playhouse Fox Valley.

This year’s event includes an in-person option in Downtown Naperville, or a virtual option where team members run or walk at the time and location that suits them best.

Thank you for choosing GiGi's Playhouse Fox Valley as your charity partner. Each GiGi's Playhouse runner agrees to raise a minimum of $321 to help support the FREE educational, therapeutic and career development programs for GiGi's Playhouse Fox Valley.

Since 2016, Team GiGi's runners has had over 100+ parents, family, and friends who have participated as charity partners, raised more than $70,000 to support programs including 1:1 Literacy Tutoring, Math Tutoring, LMNOP, Destination Discovery, and are looking to add to our adult programming.

This year we are excited to announce that we are 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- runners raised $14,000+
  • 2018- 34 runners raised $1600+
  • 2019- 23 runners raised $28,000+
  • 2020- 20 virtual runners raised $1600+

$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