Event Details

The 14th annual Walk for Hope is headed to Citizens Bank Park to raise funds and awareness for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Join this resilient community as we come together to celebrate all individuals with IBD and spark hope for a cure to IBD.


Sunday, April 16, 2023

  • 8 a.m.: Registration
  • 9 a.m.: Program
  • 9:30 a.m.: 5K Run/2K Walk begins
  • 10 a.m.: Fun activities for the whole family!


Citizens Bank Park
1 Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148
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What to Expect

Gather your family and friends for a morning of running, walking, cheering, dancing, singing, snacking, bidding and celebrating your IBD fighter! Participants will check in at Citizens Bank Park, participate in activities, cheer on IBD patients and get active during the 5K run or 2K walk.

Throughout the morning, participants will meet characters, play on the moon bounces and have their face painted. All are encouraged to browse the sweepstakes baskets and submit bids for the Silent Auction. Additional details for the Silent Auction will be shared soon!

Prior to the race, a short program will announce total dollars raised, top fundraising teams and share updates from the CHOP Center for IBD. For more information about event day, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

To get started, register or join a team by visiting the Walk for Hope registration page. Team captains will choose to designate their fundraising to IBD, VEO or Microbiome research. Once you’ve signed up, you can personalize your fundraising page to share your story. Gather your friends, family, neighbors – anyone that you want to support your efforts, and raise funds for IBD research breakthroughs.

Virtual registration is available for patient families or other participants who are unable to attend. Virtual teams and participants will create a personal mileage goal that is meaningful to their IBD patient’s journey. For example, a team might pledge to reach 45 miles for a child’s 45 infusions or 192 miles for 192 days of treatment. Participants can choose their activity (running, walking, biking) to best fit their schedule. Whether you are an avid cyclist or enjoy a daily walk, you’ll be showing your virtual support to find a cure for children with IBD!


Proceeds from Walk for Hope support the breakthroughs that happen every day at Children’s Hospital and improve the lives of thousands of children with IBD.

Registration Fees

Adults (age 13+): $25
Children (age 12 & Younger): $10
IBD patient: Free
Preregistration ends at noon on Friday, April 14, 2023.

Event Day Registration
Adults (age 13+): $30
Children (age 12 & Younger): $15
IBD patient: Free

Virtual Registration
All ages: $20
IBD patient: Free

Walk For Hope Committee

Nancy and Jeff Fine

Natalia Andeliz
Joye Anestis
Jaida Barnes
Brad Bernstein
Elise Bernstein
Paige Furstenau
Gina Giallella
Jessica Hoffner
Emily Hontz
Jill Horner
Amy Jones
Sydney Jones
Louise Kennedy
Tory Levine
Alison Lynch
Tiffany Main
Gina Marzarella
Nicole Miller
Scarlet Miller
Susan Miller
Julie L. Rome
Abby Rubin
Kadi Schenk
Abby Souder
Jaclyn Tillotson
Madison Weaver
Erin Zirkel


For more information, email walkforhope@chop.edu.