Walk for Wishes 2014

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Event Details

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: Apr 21, 2018 - 9am
Event Location: KC Live! Power & Light District
Event Address:  1100 Walnut St. #3000 Kansas City, MO 64106
Registration Fees:  Free registration
T-Shirt informaton: Raise $100+ to earn an official Walk For Wishes t-shirt! T-shirts will be available for free to those who registered the day of walk if they donate a minimum of $100. T-shirts will also be available to purchase for $20 at the new registration & donation drop-off tents.        
Event Schedule: 
Registration 8:00am | Event 9:00am
Event Start Time:  9:00am
Event End Time:  12:00pm
Length of Walk:  5K, with 1 mile cut off
Parking Info:  For validated parking, park in the garage beneath KC Live! off of 13th Street. When checking in at either registration booth, you will receive a parking voucher. When leaving the garage, insert the parking voucher and then your original ticket. Lost vouchers will not be replaced. 
Are Pets Allowed?  Yes, as long as they are on a leash, well-behaved, and you make sure to clean up after them.

Walk Schedule:

8:00am: Check-in begins

8:35am: National Anthem (KC Live! Stage)

8:40am: Opening Ceremony (KC Live! Stage)

9:00-11:00am: SayCheez Photo Booth open

9:00am: Runners begin

9:05am: Walkers begin

10:30am: Mascot & Character Dance-Off (KC Live! Living Room)

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.

Starting location: The staging area/starting location for this year’s event is located to the West of KC Live! at Walnut and 13th Street.

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. The Walk is free. 

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 immediately family)

Wish Zone Party: After the walk, come back to the staging area for the after Walk Wish Zone party. Enjoy food, fun, and entertainment. Jump in a bounce house, get your face painted, hop in our photo booth, and hang out with your favorite characters and mascots!

Be Social: We want to see your photos from Walk Day! Follow us on social media, tag us and post using #walkforwishes or #walkforwishesKC

Team Photos: Grab your team and get your photo taken in the SayCheez Photo Booth, available between 9-11am.

Wish Granters: Enjoy the Wish Granter Appreciation Tent across from the VIP tent.

Mascot Dance Off: See your favorite mascots and characters battle each other with their best moves at 10:30am in front of the KC Live! stage. Dance with them and vote for your favorite to win! BLUE from Sporting KC will join the KC Wolf, Wonder Woman, Black Panther, and more!

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

Restrooms: Restrooms are located within the KC Live! Living Room.

Route Map: 

KC Walk Route

5K Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Start at 1331 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
  2. Head North on Walnut Street towards 13th Street
  3. Continue on Walnut
  4. Head East on 12th Street
  5. Continue East on 12th Street
  6. Turn South on Holmes Street
  7. Turn West on 13th Street
  8. Head South on Oak Street
  9. Continue South on Oak Street until 22nd Street
  10. Turn West on 22nd Street
  11. Turn North on McGee Street
  12. Continue North on McGee Street until 17th Street
  13. Turn East on 17th Street
  14. Turn North on Oak Street
  15. Continue North on Oak Street until 12th street
  16. Turn West on 12th Street
  17. Turn South on Walnut
  18. Continue South on Walnut to Finish at 1331 Walnut Street

1 Mile Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Start at 1331 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
  2. Head North on Walnut Street towards 13th Street
  3. Continue on Walnut
  4. Head East on 12th Street
  5. Continue East on 12th Street
  6. Turn around at Holmes Street
  7. Head West on 12th Street
  8. Continue West on the 12th
  9. Head south on Walnut Start to Finish

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