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 ↓

With Us

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

Parking and Shuttle Information
Limited free parking will be available in the Posvar Garage (Pitt Campus) and Morewood Gardens Lot (CMU Campus). Paid parking will be available in CMU's East Campus Garage and additional garages in Oakland. Note: There will be NO parking on Schenley Drive next to Flagstaff Hill or on Frew Street due to road closures for the Walk course.

Event shuttles will run on a continuous loop from Posvar Garage, Morewood Gardens Lot and East Campus Garage beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Stroller/Wheelchair/Walker Drop Zone
We are offering a quick stop area to unload strollers, wagons, walkers, and wheelchairs before you head to the parking garages or nearby lots. The Drop Zone is located at the corner of Frew Street and Schenley Drive and will be open until 9:00 a.m.

Keep in mind, road closures will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the drop zone will be closed during the duration of the Walk.


  • 7:45 a.m. – Shuttles Start (continuous loop)
  • 8:00 a.m. – Event Entry and Activities Start
  • 9:30 a.m. - Program and Walk
  • 12:00 p.m. - Event Concludes


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
with friends and family

Host a walk
in your neighborhood

Run in your local park
on walk day

Jump rope
with your little ones

Skip around
the house

Walk on a

* Register as a Virtual Participant during registration.


Don't Miss These Fun Activities!

  • JOANN Decoration Station
  • Fun Character Pillows from American Textile Co.
  • *NEW THIS YEAR* Dream Big Studio Sticker Making
  • Remembrance Tent
  • Play SNAG golf with Tri-State PGA (including a 10-foot inflatable kangaroo!)
  • Digital Photo Booth + other photo ops
  • Balloon Artists
  • Face Painting
  • Touch-a-Truck, including UPMC Police Cruiser and Ambulance
  • Visit with a Pet Therapy Dog
  • Dance along during Zumba
  • And so much more!
Also new this year: items will be available for purchase from Kona Ice and The Roaming Bean Coffee Truck.


Parking and shuttle service information can be found here.

Route Maps

Be sure to tag @ChildrensPGH and #WalkForChildrens for a chance to be featured on social media or in our celebration video!



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.

Fundraising Help

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
Maris Dauer
Jarrod J. Duffy
Chris McElroy
Joe Reschini
Mark A. Snyder
Courtney Lyons Snyder
John A. Staley V
Nicholas D. Varischetti