Walk for Wishes 2014

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Walk For Wishes is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the more than 285,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. It's a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, donors and friends.

By participating in the Kansas City Walk For Wishes, you can celebrate the over 6,000 local wishes already granted and help bring the life-changing impact of a wish to other children in your community who are battling life-threatening medical conditions.

A wish experience can truly change a child's life, and you can help. Register today and join us in raising important funds that will help make wishes come true for eligible kids.

Find out all that your local chapter does to share the power of a wish® in your community.

Event Date: April 22, 2017 - 8:00am
Event Location: Children's Mercy Park
Event Address: 1 Sporting Way - Kansas City, KS 66111
Registrations Fees:  Adult/Child Walker = No fee. Adult/Child Runners = $25 fee. 
Event Schedule: Registration 7:00am. Event 8:00am
Event Start Time: 8:00am 5k run start / 9:00am 1 mile walk start
Event End Time: 12:00pm
Length of Walk/Run: 1 mile / 5k 
Parking Info: Nebraska Furniture Mart 
Are Pets Allowed? Yes
Route map here

Things to know about the day of event: 

Thank you for participating in the Kansas City Walk For Wishes on Saturday, April 22nd.  We wanted to share with you a few ‘things to know’ about the event.

Event Day Schedule! Walk For Wishes will be held at Children’s Mercy Park, 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111

7:00am - Check-in/Registration begins

8:00am - Run begins

8:45am - Opening Ceremony

9:00am - Walk begins

Walk For Wishes is a rain or shine event. In case of inclement weather, please check our Facebook page for complete event updates.

The starting location!     The staging area/starting location for this year’s event is located on the plaza at Children’s Mercy Park.  The run and Walk will start at the corner of Sporting Way and Village W Parkway.  The run will start at 8:00am and the Walk will start at 9:00am.  Runners may also walk with their families if they choose to.

Parking!  You will be able to park in the Nebraska Furniture Mart lot across from Children’ Mercy Park as well as Parking Lot D near the Lone Star Steakhouse.

Event Bibs!   New this year! All runners and walkers will receive an event bib.  Runners will receive a chipped bib. All walkers will receive a custom Walk For Wishes bib.  Please make sure your bib is visible at the event. You may pick up your bib at registration the morning of the Walk.  

Event shirts! Only those participants who raised a minimum of $100 will receive an event shirt.  Shirts can be picked up on Walk Day.  

Day of event registration! If you know people who want to participate but have not signed up, they still can! We will be holding registration the morning of the event. The Walk is free but the Run fee is $25.  They can still receive an event shirt if they donate a minimum of $100. Shirt sizes are not guaranteed.

Donations! We will still accept donations the day of the event.  Please bring them to the donation tent.

First aid!  In the event that you need medical assistance, there will a first aid station located at the starting location.

Restrooms!  Restrooms will be located on the plaza.

After Walk Wish Zone Party  After the walk, come back to the staging area for the after Walk Wish Zone party.  You will enjoy:

-Bounce Houses, Balloon Artist, Face Painters, Caricaturist and Photo Booth 
-Every Day Hero’s:  KCPD S.W.A.T Team and Armored Car,K-9 Unit, Fire Truck, Mounted Horse Patrol, Police Show Car and EMS 
-Appearances by: Chiefs Cheerleaders, Slugger, Blue (Sporting KC), Mac&Cheese (Mavericks), and KCPD Mascot 
-Say Cheese Photo Booth
-Helzberg Interactive Jewelry Making Tent
-Petting Zoo 
-Game Kart 
-Snacks & Food: Corner Bakery, Pulled Pork Sandwiches/Chips, Root beer Floats from A&W, and Cotton Candy!     

Wish Kids and Families! Be sure to stop by the Wish Kid check-in tent when you arrive at the event to receive your special souvenir shirts

Questions? If you have questions or need assistance during the walk/run, please find police officer or volunteer and ask for assistance.  If you are at the starting location, please find a volunteer in ‘staff’ shirt and they will assist you.   

If you have questions prior to the event, please contact The Walk For Wishes Team at KCwalk@mo.wish.org or 314-526-2206 for assistance.


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Kansas City 2017 Walk For Wishes!


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