Donations make it possible for Phoenix Children’s to provide lifesaving care to sick and injured kids. The money raised through the Miles That Matter 5K and Kids Dash has a profound impact on children who are battling cancer, heart defects and other life-threatening illnesses and injuries.


Not sure how to kick things off? Here are a few tips that past 5K participants have found helpful — and we're sure you'll add your own.

Feel Good About Asking

Feel good about asking

You’re giving people the chance to take action by supporting the world-class care that Phoenix Children’s provides. That’s something to feel great about, for you and your donors.

Use Email and Social

Share your story

It can be powerful to share why you are participating. Your personal story is authentic, inspiring, and your most effective fundraising tool.

Share Your Story

Harness email and social media

You're already online, and surprise: social media is great for fundraising. Pictures, challenges, and personal messages get people invested (and donating).

Download our fundraising guide
Download the Team Sponsorship Letter Template


The best incentive is knowing you’re helping to improve lives — but a little recognition never hurts! This year, set and meet the fundraising goal that feels right for you — and get some nice things for your effort. You can take heart and pride in knowing that you are fueling research that helps people everywhere.


MTM 5k 2022 self donor badge

Self Donor

Making a gift to your own fundraising page is the easiest way to kick-start your fundraising efforts and receive a Miles that Matter Koozie!
2022 MTM 5K pacesetter badge


Raise $100 and receive a cooling headband, koozie and a meal voucher will be given to ten Phoenix Children's patient families in your honor.
Help set the fundraising pace by reaching our recommended fundraising level.
MTM 5k 2022 trail blazer badge


Raise $250 and receive a fanny pack, cooling headband, koozie and two red Radio Flyer wagsons donated to Phoenix Children's on your behalf.
Heat up the fundraising trail by doing some next-level fundraising.
2022 5k MTM Champion of Courage badge

Champion of Courage

Raise $500 and receive a superhero cape, fanny pack, cooling headband, koozie and two red Radio Flyer wagons donated to Phoenix Children's on your behalf.
Show our patients and families you have the heart of a champion.


MTM 5k 2022 team spirit badge

Team Spirit

Teams that fundraise together, celebrate together!

Become a Top 10 fundraising team and celebrate with your team on event day in your own team tent, stocked with snacks and swag.