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 and fundraising, you help bring the life-changing impact of a wish to children in our community who are battling life-threatening medical conditions.
A wish experience can truly change a child's life, and you can help.
Event Date: April 14, 2018 - 9:00am
Event Location: Forest Park - Upper Muny Lot
Event Address: #1 Theatre Drive St. Louis, MO 63112
Registration Fees: No registration fees. Participants are encouraged to fundraise for Make-A-Wish to help grant more wishes.
T-Shirt informaton: Raise $100+ and earn a Walk For Wishes t-shirt. T-shirts will be available for free to those who register the day of walk if they donate a minimum of $100, or they can purchase a t-shirt for $20 at the new registration & donation drop-off tents. Shirt sizes are not guarenteed.
Event Schedule: Registration 8:00 am. Event starts 9:00 am
Event Start Time: 9:00am
Event End Time: 12:00pm
Length of Walk: 5K, with 1 mile cut off
Parking Info: Parking is available in the Upper Muny Lot, however, will be very limited. There will also be parking in the lower Muny parking lot, the twin lots near the tennis courts and the visitor center as well as street parking.
8:00am: Check-in begins
8:00am: Chris Cakes free breakfast for walk participants begins
8:35am: National Anthem (Stage Area)
8:40am: Opening Ceremony (Stage Area)
9:00am-12pm: Wish Zone Party
9:00am-12pm: Food Trucks open
9:00am: Runners begin
9:05am: Walkers begin
10:30am: Mascot Dance-Off (Stage Area)
10:45am: Dunk Tank
Walk For Wishes is a rain or shine event. In case of inclement weather, please check our Facebook page (Make-A-Wish Missouri) for complete event updates.
Pets: Pets are allowed at the walk as long as they are well-behaved, on a lease, and you make sure to pick up after them.
Starting location: The staging area/starting location for this year’s event is located at the Upper Muny Parking lot in Forest Park.
Day of event registration: If you know people who want to participate but have not signed up, they can register the morning of the event at the new registration tent.
Donations: We will still accept donations the day of the event via credit card, check, or cash. Please bring them to the donation drop-off tent.
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 Wish Kid t-shirt! Plus, you’ll get a wristband to attend the VIP tent for some treats! (VIP wristbands are limited to Wish Kids and their immediate family)
Wish Zone Party (presented by Emerson): After the walk, come back to the staging area for the after Walk Wish Zone party sponsored by Emerson. Enjoy food, fun, and entertainment. Bounce in a bounce house, climb a rock wall, test your skills at the adrenaline maze obstacle course, play giant Jenga and Connect 4, see a real race car up close, visit the petting zoo, plus much more! Food and water will be available.
Be Social: We want to see your photos from Walk Day! Follow us on social media, tag us and post using #walkforwishes or #walkforwishesSTL
Team Photos: Grab your team and get your photo taken at the Fish Eye in the Media Hub. Get creative with our fun signs!
Wish Granters: Enjoy the Wish Granter Appreciation Tent across from the VIP tent.
Mascot Dance Off: See your favorite mascots battle each other with their best moves at 10:30am in front of the stage. Dance with them and vote for your favorite to win!
Food Trucks: Chris Cakes is offering free breakfast for walk participants starting at 8am, until supplies last. Harvest Xpress, Juice Masters, Kona Ice, and Vincent Van Doughnut will also be available on site for walk participants to purchase other food and drink items. A percentage of proceeds will be donated back to Make-A-Wish Missouri.
First aid: In the event that you need medical assistance, there will be a first aid station located at the starting location.
Restrooms: Restrooms will be located near the Muny bathrooms.
1 Mile Route Step-by-Step Directions:
1. Start: Upper Muny Parking Lot at the Macklind Drive Entrance
2. Macklind Drive to a left onto Union Drive
3. Union Drive to a right onton Theatre Drive
4. Theatre Drive to a right onto Grand Drive
5. Grand Drive to a right onto Wells Drive (Water Station located at the intersection)
6. Wells Drive to right onto Macklind Drive
7. Finish: Macklind at the entrance to the Upper Muny Parking Lot
Click here to learn more about local wish kids. Share their stories with friends and family as you fundraise!