2018 Walk for Education - New Orleans | UNCF

2018 Walk for Education – New Orleans

Thank you for a fantastic walk!  

More than 2,000 participants, $85,000 and still counting! Special thanks to our sponsors, businesses, and community supporters, including top sponsors such as Shell, Target, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Marathon Oil, Orleans Parish Sherriff Office, City of New Orleans led by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell; students and their college presidents from New Orleans UNCF-member schools Xavier and Dillard universities.

You can still donate to keep the momentum going. Click here to donate!

The 31st Annual New Orleans Walk/Run for Education has become an anticipated family-oriented 5K (3.1 mile) walk and certified run for corporate teams, fraternities, sororities, groups, churches, organizations and individuals who realize that "a mind is a terrible thing to waste"® and understand the importance of "giving back."

For over 74 years, UNCF has provided financial and technical assistance to our 37-member HBCUs. This important event provides scholarship support to students from low-income families, giving them the opportunity to earn a college degree and to help better our community.

Registration is open—get your teams together and start training!

Please note: A donation to the Walk is not a registration. All participants must pre-register online or register on-site. 

Presented by UNCF New Orleans

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Don't Miss the Fun! Get Ready to Walk!
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!


Registration Fees and Info

Adult/Youth: 12 and up:

  • $35 in advance/online
  • $40 after October 10 or on-site

Child: 11 and under:

  • $15 in advance/on-line
  • $20 after October 10 or on-site

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

Virtual Walkers All ages:  $25 (this does not include a T-shirt)
Purchase your T-shirt for $10


Please Note:

  • A donation to the event is not a registration.
  • Everyone (even children) must register to attend Walk and they must be chaperoned by an adult.
  • Registration online is available through October 10.
  • Registration can be completed on-site, October 10, at Audubon Tea Room from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Kick-Off Party.
  • We walk/run whether rain or shine.