2017 UNCF Columbus Walk for Education logo

Saturday, September 29, 2018 9 a.m.-Noon
Wolfe Park, Columbus, OH

About the Walk/Run for Education

Whether you run or walk the route, register today to change a child’s life!

Columbus Walk for Education Crowd

We are pleased to announce the 35th Annual UNCF Walk/Run for Education which will take place September 29 from 9 a.m.-noon at Wolfe Park on Columbus’s historic near east side.

The event was originally developed to engage the Columbus community in raising money for UNCF to support not only its 37 member historically black colleges and universities, (HBCUs) but the over 1,200 students attending college on a UNCF scholarship from Columbus, Ohio.

UNCF is a beacon of hope to those young people who need assistance financing their higher education goals and currently has scholars earning their degrees at not only HBCUs but also The Ohio State University, Miami University, Kentucky State University and Xavier University, to name a few.

The event traditionally hosts over 850 participants who all share one common goal: to connect deserving young people to higher education.

Walk Details

This year we will continue on our 5K route overlooking the beautiful Alum Creek. We highly encourage runners to join us and share in our mission along this timed route. Medals will be given to the top 3 runners or walkers.

Columbus Walk for Education

Those interested in participating are encouraged to make a meaningful donation and can register individually or join a Walk team. For more information please contact the Columbus UNCF office at 614-221-5309.

Register to walk or run today, "because a mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in."

Prizes You Can Earn

Individual Awards: Prizes are based on the amount of money walkers raise and turn in by deadline.

$ Raised   Prize
$50.00 - $200.00   Big Bite Lunch Kit*
$201.00 - $400.00   Camping Chair*
$401.00 - $600.00   Portfolio with Tablet Case*
$601.00 - $1,000.00   Tailgate Rolling Bag Cooler*
$1,001.00 - $2,500.00   20” 4-Wheeled Expandable Luggage*
$2,501.00 - $3,500.00   Bulova Astor Bluetooth Enabled Clock*
$3,501.00 and up   Fitbit Blaze Fitness Watch*

*These items have either the logo or motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste” on them.

Columbus Walk for Education

All money must be turned in by October 29, 2018 to qualify for a prize. Late money will only receive a T-shirt while supplies last.

Deadline to pick up prizes from the UNCF office is December 31, 2018.

UNCF is a 501 3 non-profit organization registered with the Ohio Attorney General’s office and the IRS. A portion of your contribution(s) to the walk are tax-deductible.