2017 Walk for Education - Detroit

Pre-registation has closed, but interested participants can still register on-site the day of the event.


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.

We need your participation to help us reach our fundraising goal of $700,000 and our 1,500 walker goal. We will work our bodies with the 3.1 mile walk around beautiful Belle Isle and refresh our spirit with family, friends and conversation on a beautiful summer day.


Walk Day Activities 

  • HBCU College Fair 
  • Sojourner Foundation 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
Venue
Belle Isle Casino

Belle Isle Casino

We will work our bodies with the 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 still available.

Download the sponsorship package here.

Contact Joyce Thomas, Development Director at 313 873 1500 ext. 1504 or joyce.thomas@uncf.org.

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

Pre-registration has closed, but interested participants can still register on-site the day of the event.

Adults (19 years and older)

  • On-site registration (8/26/17): $35 

Students (12-18 years)

  • On-site registration (8/26/17): $25

Children (11 and under) 

  • Free

All students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian