2019 Walk for Education - Columbus | UNCF

2019 Walk for Education – Columbus

The 36th annual UNCF Walk/Run for Education will be held at Wolfe Park on Columbus’s historic near east side.

This year’s event will also offer a college fair and job fair!

The event engages the Columbus community in raising money for UNCF to support not only its 37 historically black colleges and universities members, but the more than 1,200 Columbus-area students attending college with the help of a UNCF scholarship. 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 other schools, including Ohio State University, Miami University, Kentucky State University and Xavier University.

Medals will be given to the top 3 runners or walkers.

Presented by UNCF Columbus.

Meanwhile, #LaceUp4UNCF, get your team together and start training!

Don't Miss the Fun!
Venue
Wolfe Park

Wolfe Park

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. Visit the Wolfe Park website for details about the venue.

Be a Sponsor!

Download the Sponsorship Packet here. Contact Elaine Davis for details about vendor opportunities.

Doctoral Sponsorship: $15,750

  • Recognition in all media and print materials available
  • Remarks at opening ceremony
  • Logo on registration/sponsor forms, event website, posters and t-shirts
  • Prime booth location to display company brochures/materials
  • Two signs with your logo in the park (donor to supply signage)
  • Recognized in post-event thank-you materials
  • Lead sponsor for job fair

Master’s Sponsorship | Bank Challenge Level: $10,750

  • Recognition in all media and print materials available
  • Remarks at opening ceremony
  • Logo on registration/sponsor forms, event website, posters and t-shirts
  • Booth to display company brochures/materials
  • One sign with your logo in the park (donor to supply signage)
  • Recognized in post-event thank-you materials

Bachelor’s Sponsorship: $5,750

  • Logo included in coordinator manual
  • Recognized in event press releases
  • Logo on registration/sponsor forms, event website, posters and t-shirts
  • Inclusion in day of event program announcements
  • Display placement for company brochures/materials
  • Recognized in post-event thank-you materials

Tuition Sponsorship: $3,750

  • Logo included in coordinator manual
  • Logo on registration/sponsor forms, event website, posters and t-shirts
  • Inclusion in day of event program announcements
  • Display placement for company brochures/materials
  • Recognized in post-event thank-you materials

Room and Board Sponsorship:  $2,750

  • Logo included in coordinator manual
  • Inclusion in day of event program announcements
  • Display placement for company brochures/materials
  • Job fair participation level

Books and Fees Sponsorship: $1,750

  • Logo included in coordinator manual
  • Inclusion in day of event program announcements
  • Recognized in post-event thank-you materials

Walk Alone or With a Team!

Walkers or runners 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 UNCF Columbus office at 614.221.5309.

Register and log in to keep track of your team here.

Walk, Run, Raise Funds, Win!

Individual Awards: Prizes are based on the amount of money walkers raise and turn in by the deadline of October 28, 2019.

  • $50- $200:  Big Bite Lunch Kit
  • $201 – $400:  Camping Chair
  • $401- $600:  Micro Mink Sherpa Blanket
  • $601 – $1,000:  Tailgate Rolling Bag
  • $1,001- $2,500:  20” 4-Wheeled Expandable Luggage
  • $2,501 – $3,500:  Garmin Approach S10 Golf Watch
  • $3,501 and up: Vulcan 3-in-1 Grill/Cooler/Tote with Gas Grill and BBQ Tools and Trolley