We are excited to announce the return of the Young Heroes 5K Run and Walk on October 23, 2022! 

The event will take place on the grounds of the Nemours Estate in Wilmington, Delaware, with registration starting at 7:00 a.m. and the run-walk starting at 8:00 a.m.

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. At Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (NCCBD), our heroes are the kids that face cancer, sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders every day.

The 2022 Young Heroes 5K Run and Walk will raise funds for research and patient services in the NCCBD at Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware. In addition to the race, the morning will be filled with a family fun activities, entertainment and food!

This event also will celebrate the NCCBD’s 30th anniversary. One of the largest pediatric cancer centers in the country, the NCCBD offers patient- and family-centered pediatric oncology and hematology care, including the full range of clinical and support services alongside internationally recognized research programs.

Our widely renowned center enrolls more children into National Cancer Institute trials than nearly any other pediatric hospital in the United States. NCCBD specialists work together to care for kids with sarcomas, neuroblastomas, blood cancers and blood diseases such as sickle cell. In fact, we are the country’s only National Institutes of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for sickle cell disease research.

Whether you run or walk, you will help children like our 2022 Young Heroes Ambassadors — Caleb, David, Alaijah and others — and benefit countless kids with cancer and blood disorders.

You can join us as an individual or participate on a team. All participants who register by September 30th will receive a commemorative race T-shirt, and we will offer fundraising incentives along the way. 

Event Details

Sunday, October 23, 2022
Start Location:  Lot 5A at Nemours Children’s Hospital, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803

5K Run and Walk Registration starts - 7:00 a.m.
5K Run starts - 8:00 a.m.
1.5 Mile Walk starts - 8:15 a.m.
Hero Salute Parade starts - Approximately 9:30 a.m. (after all participants complete the race course)

Until September 1, 2022 - $20 per person
September 2, 2022 - October 20, 2022 - $25 per person
Day of the Event - $30 per person


Please refrain from saying, wearing or displaying signs, symbols or language that may be offensive to others present at the event. Nemours Children’s reserves the right to request that individuals or groups remove items from view that are offensive and to deny participation in the event to those groups or individuals who do not comply.




We ❤ Our Supporters!

  • Theresa Contrisciano 2 hours ago $25.00
  • Kevin Lokay Thank you to everyone at Nemours for everything that you do to improve the lives of children with cancer! ❤️ 3 hours ago $250.00
  • Anonymous 3 hours ago $50.00
  • Danielle Halstrom For all the kids whose life is brighter thanks to your loving nursing team! ❤️ 4 hours ago $250.00
  • Suzanne Amrich 5 hours ago $40.00
  • Kelly Parmiter 8 hours ago $30.00
  • Steffenie Moran 20 hours ago $10.00
  • Whitney Potter 20 hours ago $50.00
  • Alissa Quinlan Keep up the awesome work Piper!! 20 hours ago $50.00
  • Kathy Woehr 21 hours ago $25.00
  • Deidra Johnson 21 hours ago $25.00
  • Maura DiJoseph Piper you are amazing and an inspiration to us all 21 hours ago $30.00
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  • Markie's Miracle Network 3 weeks ago $5,000.00
  • Matt McHugh Jake’s Dragon Foundation is proud to support the activity/kits for the Heroes Run! 3 weeks ago $750.00
  • Kevin Lokay Thank you to everyone at Nemours for everything that you do to improve the lives of children with cancer! ❤️ 3 hours ago $250.00
  • Danielle Halstrom For all the kids whose life is brighter thanks to your loving nursing team! ❤️ 4 hours ago $250.00
  • Dorothy Herron This donation is in honor of the brave Gavin Burns. Keep up the good fight little man! Last month $250.00
  • Stacey Yates Donations from the end of the driveway. 22 hours ago $232.00
  • Anonymous 2 weeks ago $200.00
  • Kenneth Crescitelli Such a wonderful cause! Love you all! Poppi,Mimi and Titi Last month $150.00
  • PHL PHL Branch A day ago $140.00
  • John Woerth A day ago $100.00
  • Erin Bailey A day ago $100.00
  • Mary Miller 3 days ago $100.00
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Hero Boards!

Hero Boards are a special feature of our event. We will line the race route with pictures of our heroes to honor and remember children affected by cancer, sickle cell and other blood disorders. If you are interested, please submit the following:

  • One large high-resolution picture of your child (landscape orientation) in JPEG or PNG format
  • A completed photo release form  
  • The first name of your hero

Please also specify if your image is "in honor of" or "in memory of" your hero.

Email your Hero Board materials and information to keiona.garnett@nemours.org by October 10, 2022. There is no fee to submit a photo.


Contributions to the Nemours Foundation (EIN 59-0634433) are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Service and are limited to the amount given in excess of the fair market value of goods and services received. Please consult your tax advisor.

Financial and other information about the Nemours Foundation’s purpose, programs and activities can be obtained by writing us at Nemours Children’s Health Alliance, Shands House, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803, calling toll-free at 888.494.5251, or emailing giving@nemours.org. A list of states that require charitable solicitation disclosure statements can be found here.

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