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The annual Superhero 5K, 1 Mile Walk and Kids Dash for Down Syndrome is a family friendly inspirational morning that raises community awareness of and acceptance for individuals with Down syndrome. It is also one of our largest fundraisers that allows the Playhouse to continue offering free programs for those individuals and their families. Programs like one-on-one math and literacy tutoring, speech and language therapy and other age specific educational therapeutic programs are available throughout the year at no cost to the families. Your participation and support is crucial to making this happen.

There are several ways to become involved and/or show support.

Participate as a runner/walker/dasher

  • as an individual/family
  • by joining a team
  • by creating your own team

Donate to

  • a team
  • an individual
  • the event

Become a sponsor – See sponsorship opportunities below

Join us and run, walk, dash or donate for Down syndrome!



Walk sponsor 2017


Champion ($5,000+)                                            

  • Top billing in all media advisories/releases and promotional efforts *not an event naming or presenting sponsorship.
  • Recognition on banners at start/finish
  • Speaking opportunity from stage on race day
  • Three exclusive recognitions on GiGi’s Quad Cities Facebook page
  • Exclusive sponsorship of water stations along race route
  • Logo/mention in thank you e-mail to GiGi’s Playhouse supporters after event

Includes all benefits below


Sprinter ($2,500+)

  • Two exclusive recognitions on GiGi’s Quad Cities Facebook page and other social media sites
  • Logo on Facebook header image promoting the event
  • Logo on e-mail header image promoting the event (15,000+ recipients)
  • Opportunity to display company banner

Includes all benefits below

Racer ($1,000+)

  • Verbal recognition from stage on race day
  • Table and chairs for distributing promotional materials
  • Name or Company Logo printed materials*
  • Name (text only) in e-mails promoting race
  • Mention on GiGi’s Quad Cities Facebook Page
  • Recognition at start of the race

Includes all benefits below


Jogger ($500+)

  • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials
  • Company Logo on t-shirt

Includes all benefits below


Friends & Family ($100+)

  • Name recognition on the GiGi’s website
  • Name on t-shirt

Custom sponsorship opportunities available!
You or your company can sponsor the timing company, race bibs, food or other items.

Email quadcities@gigisplayhouse.org or call 309-762-7529 to find out more.