Join us in building a community movement to ensure that every kid gets the care they deserve. Fundraise and share your story leading up, then walk in recognition of our Patient Champions, our Children’s community, and UPMC Children’s staff.
Two Ways to Walk ↓
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024
Location: Flagstaff Hill at Schenley Park
Walk Routes: 3 options
- ½ mile mini loop
- 1 mile turn around
- 2 mile full route
Check back for more event details!
Parking: Limited free parking will be available in the Posvar garage and Morewood Gardens lot. Paid parking will be available in CMU's East Campus garage and additional garages in Oakland. There will be no parking on Schenley Drive next to Flagstaff Hill or on Frew Street due to road closures for the walk course. More details will be shared as we get closer to the event.
Shuttles: Beginning at 7:45 a.m., shuttles will run on a continuous loop from East Campus, Morewood, and Posvar Garages
- 7:45 a.m. – Shuttles Start (continuous loop)
- 8:00 a.m. – Event Entry and Activities Start
- 9:30 a.m. - Program and Walk
- 1:00 p.m. - Walk ends
Activities: multiple photo opportunities, give-a-ways, and more
Walk Your Way
No matter where you are from - Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, stationed overseas, down the street, and everywhere in between - you can participate wherever when you Walk Your Way.
Have fun and get creative!
Walk at home
Host a walk
Run in your local park
Walk on a
* Register as a Virtual Participant during registration.
Getting to the Event: Participant Drop-Off will be available at the corner of Schenley Drive and Frew Street. Designated shuttles from the parking garages also have wheelchair lifts. See maps below.
Event Activities: Several of our Walk Day activities are located close to the sidewalks along Schenley Drive and Frew Street. Plus, plan to meet us at the Easy Access Area, a tent near the Start/Finish line, for fruit and water, giveaways and activities!
Join the thousands of families, staff, and community members like you as we walk in support and in celebration of our patients. The day will be filled with inspiring stories, patient champion highlights, and moments that will make you feel proud to be involved.
Interested in helping more families or giving back to the hospital that cared for your loved one? In the weeks leading up to Walk, we’ll share tips and tricks and host challenges and contests to get the whole family involved. For more ideas on how to hit your personal and team goals, visit our Fundraising page.
Share Why You Walk
Leading up to and on the day of Walk, share your story. Update your participant page and share why you walk or who you walk for. Take photos and videos and share on social media using #WalkforChildrens. Help by sharing with others what UPMC Children’s has meant to you and your family.
Social Sharing Tip: take a photo in your shirt or video of your patient champion receiving their medal and share it using #WalkforChildrens and tagging us at @ChildrensPgh.
No matter where you are, you’ll be able to join in and celebrate the patients, the expert care, and the groundbreaking research being discovered at UPMC Children’s.
Thank you to our Walk Committee 2024
Greg Lignelli, Co-Chair
Jake Ploeger, Co-Chair
Jamie Rogers, Co-Chair
Jarrod J. Duffy
Mark A. Snyder
Courtney Lyons Snyder
John A. Staley V
Nicholas D. Varischetti