2018 Walk for Education - Detroit

The UNCF Detroit Walk for Education is a broad-based community fundraising event. You can recruit individuals, family members, friends and co-workers to participate in this non-competitive Walk to raise much-needed funds for UNCF.

Our annual celebration will continue on beautiful Belle Isle. Come out and join us as we walk to help kids get to and through college.

Just announced! The Sojourner Foundation is sponsoring our car raffle, with benefits to support the walk. Tickets are $20.

Presented by UNCF Detroit.

Walk Day Activities 

  • HBCU College Fair 
  • Car Raffle 
  • Youth Group Step Show 
  • General Motors Vehicle Display 
  • Ford Motor Company Vehicle Display 
  • Face Painting and Balloon Animals 
  • Children’s Games 
  • Team Trophy Presentations 
  • Mini Massages and Health Screenings 
  • Vendor Booths 
  • Team Photos 
  • DJ and much more
Schedule of Events
Saturday, August 25
8 a.m.


9 a.m.

Program Begins

9:20 a.m.


9:30 a.m.

Step Off!

10:30 a.m.

Finish Line

Belle Isle Casino

Belle Isle Casino

We will work our bodies with the 5K (3.1 mile) walk around beautiful Belle Isle and refresh our spirit with family, friends and conversation on a beautiful summer day.

Visit the venue's website for directions and information.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Contact Joyce Thomas, development director, at 313.873.1500, ext. 1504 or joyce.thomas@uncf.org.

Why Walk, When You Can Ride?
Support a Team!

Sign up as an individual walker or runner on-site the day of the event.  Keep track of your team's progress, donate to a team, and get more information.

Registration Fees

Adult: 19 and up: $25 in advance, $35 for on-site registration on Walk day
Student: 12-18:  $15 in advance, $25 for on-site registration on Walk day
Child: 11 and under: Free!

Want to be a Virtual Participant? You can walk any time or place!

Virtual Adult: 19 and up:$25 
Virtual Student: 12-18: $15
Virtual Child: 11 and Under: Free