On October 3, 2020, GiGi’s Playhouse Quad Cities will host the 8th Annual Superhero 5K Run and the 16th Annual Family Walk and Kids Dash in celebration of all individuals with Down syndrome.

This year due to COVID-19 we are holding this event virtually. The good news is that you can join and show your support and acceptance from wherever you are! Put on the amazing 2020 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed event shirt or your favorite superhero costume and walk, run, or dash through your neighborhood, favorite park, or city. While we will miss seeing all of you at the park, this is a fabulous opportunity for you to help bring awareness and understanding to your favorite stomping grounds. The event shirts and/or superhero costumes are great conversation starters!

We have an unusual superhero for an unusual year and invite you to come out of your shell and be… Generation G!

At GiGi’s, our mission is to inspire and empower individuals with Down syndrome to succeed in life. Dreams, hopes, and plans for the future are the driving force behind the Playhouse. We set high expectations and encourage all participants to achieve their “Best of All” in everything they do. There are NO LIMITS to what they can achieve! Please consider supporting this important event as a participant, donor, or sponsor.

“We choose what holds us back and what moves us forward” - Master Splinter

Let’s move forward together and bring awareness and acceptance to your community!


Champion ($5,000+)

*not an event naming or presenting sponsorship 

  • Top billing in all media releases and promotional efforts
  • Recognition on banners at start/finish
  • Video recording to be shared on social media
  • Three exclusive recognitions on GiGi’s Quad Cities Facebook page
  • Logo/mention in family and volunteer newsletters
  • Logo 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 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 during live broadcast on race day
  • Distributing promotional materials in packets
  • Name or Company Logo printed materials*
  • Name (text only) in e-mails promoting race
  • Mention on GiGi’s Quad Cities Facebook Page

Includes all benefits below

Jogger ($500+)

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

Includes all benefits below

Friends & Family ($250+)

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

Custom sponsorships available, please contact (309)762-7529 or plynch@gigisplayhouse.org.