2017 Chicago Walk for Education

The 34th UNCF Chicago Walk for Education is a broad-based community fundraising event to support deserving students with the financial assistance needed to reach their goals of going to and through college. 

 As in previous years, participants can choose to walk, run, bike or skate.  Please note that children under the age of 14 must be supervised by an adult.  There are many ways you can participate: 

Help us to reach our fundraising goal of $150,000!  We need your support and assistance to reach our fundraising goal and we need your help our walker goal of 1,000.

Honorary Chair
Saturday, September 30
7:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.

Program and Warm-up

9:00 a.m.

Step Off

Burnham Park, Grove 7

Burnham Park, Grove 7

5K Walk/Fun Run | 10K Bike/Skate

Race/Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Race starts and finishes at Burnham Park (39th Street and Lake Shore Drive). All participants will travel south on the bike/walk path. Midway between 47th Street & Promontory Point will be the checkpoint and turnaround for walkers and runners to return to 39th street and the finish. Bikers and skaters will travel south until midpoint between Promontory Point and Hayes Drive and return to 39th street and the finish. 

Visit the Burnham Park website for details about the venue.

Register and Accept the Challenge!

A Challenge Has Been Issued!

Sonya Blakey's V103 and Inspiration 1390 Team

Sonya Blakey's passion, personality, and gift in the arena of radio has opened many doors over the past 15 years in her radio career. Now Sonya is using her passion and personality to show Tone Kapone that the most “educated” listeners are on V103 and Inspiration 1390, so prove Sonya right and join her team!


Tone Kapone's WGCI Team

Tone Kapone is known for his charming personality, memorable voice, and contagious smile Tone has been able to captivate a huge amount of loyal listeners. Tone Kapone was born into a family that stressed loyalty to kin, community, church, and country.  With that mantra instilled in him from birth, and his membership with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity he has made a conscious, persistent effort to use his talents and hard work to reach his personal goals while assisting others in achieving theirs. Help Tone achieve his goal of proving to Sonya that the most “educated” listeners are on WGCI and join his team!

Registration Fees

Pre-Registration Fee (on or before September 22, 2017):

  • $15 - Children (12 and Under)
  • $35 - Adult

On-Site Registration Fee

  • $20 - Children (12 and under)
  • $40 - Adult