2017 Walk for Education - New Orleans

UNCF New Orleans invites you to put on your walking (or running) shoes and help area students get to and through college at our 30th annual Walk for Education. Registration is open—get your teams together and start training!


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Just Announced: WWL TV’s Natalie Shepherd and Thanh Truong set to emcee the 30th Annual UNCF Walk For Education

  


"Queen Sugar"-OWN cast members Tina Lifford (Aunt Vi) and Dawn-Lyen Gardner (Charley Bordelon) encourage everyone to lace up for the New Orleans UNCF 30th Anniversary Walk for Education, so area students can get to and through college.

 

#laceup4uncf

 

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Audubon Park
Audubon Park Riverview

Audubon Park Riverview

The race course begins and ends on the Riverview directly behind Audubon Zoo and winds its way through beautiful Audubon Park. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. rain or shine, and the USATF-certified 5K (3.1 mile) Walk/Run begins at 8:30 a.m.

Visit the Audubon Park website for details about the venue.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Download the sponsorship packet or contact Julie Gable at UNCF New Orleans for more information.

 

 Presenting Sponsor $25,000 

  • Acknowledged on all UNCF Walk for Education collaterals as the Presenting Sponsor 
  •  Company representatives invited to serve as Chair/Co-Chair of UNCF Walk for Education 
  •  Opportunity to join UNCF for Media interviews promoting the UNCF Walk for Education 
  •  Company logo displayed in Walk for Education print/media ads/banners as Presenting Sponsor 
  •  Company-produced Start/Finish banners displayed at event on race day 
  •  Speaking Opportunity and recognition on Walk Day and at Walk for Education Kick-off party 
  •  Opportunity to provide company-branded giveaways at the UNCF Walk for Education 
  •  Tent placed in premiere location on event day 
  •  Company logo on UNCF social media pages, 200 posters and e-blasts distributed through metro New Orleans 
  •  Inclusion of company name in official race press releases 
  •  Company logo on 2,000+ Walk for Education t-shirts 
  •  Company logo on Walk for Education website through October 31, 2017

Sprinting Sponsor $15,000 

  • Speaking opportunity and recognition on Walk Day and at Walk for Education Kick-off party 
  •  Opportunity to provide company-branded giveaways at the UNCF Walk for Education 
  •  Tent placed in prominent location on event day 
  •  Company logo on UNCF social media pages, 200 posters and e-blasts distributed through metro New Orleans 
  •  Inclusion of company name in official race press releases 
  •  Company logo on 2,000+ Walk for Education t-shirts 
  •  Company logo on Walk for Education website through October 31, 2017
  •  Company logo on Walk for Education sponsor banner displayed on event day 

Jogging Sponsor $10,000 

  •  Inclusion of company name in official race press releases 
  •  Company logo on 2,000+ Walk for Education t-shirts 
  •  Opportunity to provide company-branded giveaways at the UNCF Walk for Education 
  •  Company logo on Walk for Education website through October 31, 2017
  •  Company logo on Walk for Education sponsor banner displayed on event day 
  •  Recognition at Walk for Education Kick-off party 

Walking Sponsor $5,000 

  •  Company logo on 2,000+ Walk for Education t-shirts 
  •  Opportunity to provide company-branded giveaways at the UNCF Walk for Education 
  •  Company logo on Walk for Education sponsor banner displayed on event day 
  •  Recognition at Walk for Education Kick-off party 

Leisure Walking Sponsor $2,500 

  •  Opportunity to provide company-branded giveaways at the UNCF Walk for Education 
  •  Company logo on Walk for Education sponsor banner displayed on event day 
  •  Recognition at Walk for Education Kick-off party 

 

Team Up for Success!

Each year, the Walk for Education attracts thousands of students, parents, educators and community members who believe that education is a priority for everyone. The Walk for Education is the premier education run in New Orleans each year, filled with entertainment, great food, activities and even a few surprise guests!

So, lace up a pair and join us this year! Form a team, join a team or just register yourself online. Corporate sponsors, team captains and volunteers can get involved, too!

 

I Want to Participate!

There are many ways you can participate:

 

You can even be a "virtual walker"!

As a virtual participant you can run or walk from any location you choose on any day. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. If you raise $100 or more, we will mail you the official T-shirt and race bib. So invite your family and friends to join your team and participate on your Virtual Walk Team!

Registration Fees

  • 5K Walker/Runner Adult - Ages 12 and up: $35
  • 5K Walker/Runner Child - Ages 11 and under: $15
  • Virtual Walker/Runner - All Ages:  $30

A donation to the walk is not a registration. All participants must pre-register online or register on-site.

 

 

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers must report to the registration area promptly at 6:30 a.m. You will be contacted with information and direction by the Walk Manager.

We count on our Day of Event volunteers to ensure a successful experience. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Registration: Welcome participants, help them get registered and distribute T-shirts and race bibs. 
  • Volunteer Check-In: Ensure that each volunteer has checked-in and is given direction to their assigned area. 
  • Vendor/Team Captain Check-In: A map of each vendor and team tent will be available to direct them to the assigned area. Every 30 minutes a round should be made to see if additional tables/chairs or assistance is needed. 
  • Children’s Activities: Assist the staff from Home Depot and Children’s Museum with activities as assigned. 
  • Refreshment Distribution: Hand out food and drinks to participants. This includes cutting up fruit, pouring drink products into cups, serving hot and cold foods. You will need to keep area clean of trash and all trash will be placed into bags at the end of the event. All remaining paper products should be placed in storage container. 
  • Setup/Breakdown Team: Provide general assistance with the setting up and /or breaking down of tables, chairs, hanging banners on stage and tents and assisting vendors with loading and unloading supplies. 
  • Water Station: Fill and hand out cups of water to walkers/runners on the race route as they pass by, and clean up area of used cups and filling trash bags.

Please tell us more about yourself to help us identify potential volunteer opportunities. Please complete all required fields (*).

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