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Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018EventDetails_Pic
Location: Soldier Field, Stadium Green

Site opens at 8:30AM
Kid's Dash begins at 9AM
Opening Ceremony: 9:35AM
Routes begin at 10AM


Registration Fees

The advance registration fee per participant is a non-refundable $15. Children 17 and under and cancer survivors are free. This fee will be credited toward your fundraising goal. Day-of-event registraton is $20.

*Don't want to lug your bicycle or skates from home? Check out our new bike and skate rentals from Bike and Roll Chicago! Make you rental order here.*

What to Expect 

Walk & Roll is a family friendly fundraising event to benefit the American Cancer Society. Beginning in Chicago in 1971 as a bike-a-thon, Walk & Roll is now a unique “party with a purpose” that brings thousands together in the fight against all cancers.

Participants can select from a 5K walk, timed 5K run, 10K skate, or 15K bike. You can participate individually or form a team with co-workers, friends and family members.

  • Maps: 2018 Route Maps! 2018 Site Map!
  • Parking & Drop-off Map: We will have a unload/load zone off of Museum Campus Drive with volunteers to help assist teams in unloading and relocating items to your tent area. This area will be open for team drop offs from 7:30-8:30 a.m. This area is also the designated drop off location for participants with special needs. Please click here for a map of the unloading zone.
  • Driving: Walk & Roll takes place at Soldier Field, Stadium Green. Soldier Field's address is 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605.
  • Parking: Parking will be available at Waldron Parking Deck located next to Soldier Field, Stadium Green for $20. You may also find discounted parking through the Spot Hero app. Spot Hero offers 5% off of their already discounted parking using our new code: BEATCANCER. The code is valid from now until December 31st. $1 from each code redemption will be donated to the American Cancer Society. This is a one-time use code for new and existing users. Please also consider using public transportation to join us at Soldier Field.
  • Pets: Only service animals will be permitted.
  • Weather: Walk & Roll will take place rain or shine. Please dress accordingly and bring layers. 
  • Accessibility: All routes are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
  • Safety: Helmets and other protective gear are required for bikers and skaters. Please obey all lakeshore path direction of traffic rules.
ADM Tent
  • Celebrate with us: Participants are welcome to bring signs and posters to carry on the routes. Many will picnic and enjoy the entertainment around Soldier Field before and after the event.  Participants are welcome to bring lunch, charcoal grills, athletic equipment, games, etc. and to join in with others celebrating their efforts in the fight against cancer.
  • Team Tent Rental: Teams and sponsors will have the opportunity to reserve a tent and space at the event. 
  • Registration & Turning in Donations: Online registration will be open until 5p.m. on Friday, April 20. Participants can register at the event on Saturday, April 21. Online donations can be made at any time before the event and after the event until July 30, 2018. 
  • Walk & Roll branded fundraising incentive pick-up: Available for pickup at the event for those who qualify. 2018 incentive items coming soon!
  • Free Bike and Skate Valet

Cancer Survivors & Caregivers Celebration

Survivor Tent

Cancer survivors and caregivers have access to the Survivors Tent. Here you will meet fellow survivors and caregivers, enjoy breakfast and share stories, participate in fun activities and receive a special gift. Survivors unable to participate on the routes may also spend time here while family and friends are on the routes.

Visit our Survivor Resource Center for Walk & Roll updates, American Cancer Society information and wellness tips specifically for surviviors. 

Fundraising Commitment

We challenge each participant to set a goal of $100. Individuals who raise $100 or more will receive an event long sleeve tech shirt at Walk & Roll. While we do not have a participant fundraising minimum, we highly encourage you and your team to set your goal to a number that is meaningful to you and share why you selected that amount when you ask friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors to make a donation. We have many tools to help you succeed and will be here to support you along the way!

Use your creativity or put your skills to work and host a fundraiser of your own! Walk & Roll staff are happy to answer additional questions about fundraising and how your dollars are making an impact right here in our community. The 2018 Fundraising Incentive Program is coming soon.

Fundraising Deadline

All fundraising money, including matching gifts, must be postmarked on or before June 30, 2018 to qualify for awards, prizes and team/individual rankings.

Money turned in beginning October 1, 2018 will be credited to your 2018 team to qualify for 2018 prizes & incentives. 

Have questions?

Contact us at Jenna.Leinwohl@cancer.org or 312-279-7266.


Questions?  Contact Jenna Leinwohl line Jenna.Leinwohl@cancer.orgline312-279-7266lineor view Online Help