2024 Butterfly Run + Walk + Flutter

Come Run, Walk, and Flutter!

Sunday, October 6, 2024
Busse Woods
Elk Grove Village, IL

8:30 a.m.  Registration Opens
9:00 a.m.  KidsZone Family Activities Begin
9:45 a.m.  Welcome & Warm Up
10:00 a.m.  5K Run
10:15 a.m.  1 Mile Walk
11:15 a.m.  Flutter Fun Run
Noon  KidZone Family Activities Ends

We invite you to spend the day with us!

In-Person & Virtual Butterfly Run, Walk + Flutter!

Celebrate, honor and remember children forever loved.

We walk for our children. We walk for their memories. We walk together in support of Missing Pieces and our mission to support grieving families.

How can I participate?


Sign Up

Register today and invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join you! Once you register, you can set up a team or individual fundraising page and share your story. Every participant will receive a race bib and bubbles, with the option to purchase butterfly wings, memory markers and other branded merchandise.

Fundraise for the Cause

And start spreading the word! Please share with your family, friends, co-workers, and fellow bereaved parents. Ask for donations in support of creating a community for those impacted by a child’s death.

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Run, Walk or Flutter Virtually!

If you are unable to join us on October 6, gather your family and head out to the park, your backyard or a favorite spot to complete your 1-mile walk or 5k on your own time. Or if you prefer the solitude, take this opportunity to reflect and remember your loved one during a solo walk/run.

Volunteer with Us!

As a team or by yourself, consider volunteering for this year’s Butterfly Run. Volunteer time can be scheduled pre- or post-event. Volunteers can pass out water or cheer on runners throughout the course!

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Videos & Photos

Take lots of photos and video of you running/walking and share a memory, a story, and place that is special to you and the memory of your child.  Share a message about why you walk!

Our Sponsors


Proceeds benefit pediatric advocacy, education and grief support programming

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