Gear Up for Baby Un-Run

It's not a race - anyone can Un-Run!

Join the Cradles to Crayons Un-Run™ team!

Run, walk, skip, hop, or choose ANY activity to make your way to a virtual finish line while raising funds to help Cradles to Crayons combat poverty in our community. 

What’s an UN-Run???

The Cradles to Crayons Un-Run™ is a customized individual “race” in which you decide when, where, and how far you wish to go!

You can run on a treadmill, walk around your neighborhood, take a stroll in the park, or jog along a pre-set course. You can use your Un-Run to train for a race, or stretch yourself to reach a new personal record. It’s up to you!

Each participant sets a goal for distance and dollars to be raised during the Un-Run race period from May 1 – July 31.

The Un-Run supports our Gear Up for Baby initiative.

It’s free to join!  When you sign up for the Un-Run team, you will receive an authentic race bib, tips for race preparation, ideas for creative fundraising and access to your own crowdfunding webpage.

All race participants are invited to the Giving Factory for a medal ceremony and celebratory volunteer session in August.  

Questions about the Un-Run? Contact Suzanne at

Meet a few members of last year’s Un-Run team!

Anyone can Un-Run.

Join the team and we’ll send more info with a link to your own fundraising page.

Share your personal “race” plans with us and you might appear here!

Ten-year-old Justen and his mom are going to run 5k together to raise funds for Gear Up for Baby! Justen has set up his fundraising page and is using email and social media to ask friends & family to donate to Cradles to Crayons to help babies in need.

Bill and Nancy are two of our Giving Corps Champions who joined the Un-Run team and pledged to walk more that 100,000 steps during their volunteer shifts in May & June. They have shared their fundraising pages on social media to raise funds in support of the Gear Up for Baby initiative. 

Engaged couple Molly & Jake are excited to use the Un-Run as a way to spend quality time together every week, while raising money for a good cause. They are pledging to run a total of 50 miles together by the end of June.