2017 Walk for Education - Columbus

The 34th annual UNCF Walk/Run for Education will be held at Wolfe Park on Columbus’s historic near east side.

The event engages the Columbus community in raising money for UNCF to support not only its 37-member historically black colleges and universities, (HBCUs) but the more than 1,200 Columbus-area students attending college on 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.

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


Did you know?

  • The Columbus UNCF Walk hosts on average more than 600 walkers each year. 
  • More than 95 UNCF scholarships are awarded to young people from Ohio and Kentucky annually.
  • More than 23 local colleges host UNCF-scholar students in Ohio and Kentucky including Ohio State University, Kentucky State University, Miami University and Xavier University to name a few. 
Scenes from 2016
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. Medals will be given to the top 3 runners or walkers.

Visit the Wolfe Park website for details about the venue.

Be a Sponsor!

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Elaine Davis for details.

Doctoral Sponsorship $15,000

  • Prime recognition in all media and print materials available
  • Remarks at Walk opening ceremony
  • Logo on Walk registration/sponsor forms, Walk Web site, posters and walk 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 

Master’s Sponsorship - Bank Challenge Level $10,000

  • Recognition in all media and print materials available
  • Remarks at Walk opening ceremony
  • Logo on Walk registration/sponsor forms, Walk Web site, 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 $5,000

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

Tuition Sponsorship $3,500

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

Room and Board Sponsorship $2,500

  • Logo included in Walk coordinator manual 
  • Inclusion in Walk day program announcements
  • Display placement for company brochures/materials
  • Recognized in post-event thank-you materials 

Books and Fees Sponsorship $1,500 

  • Logo included in Walk coordinator manual
  • Inclusion in Walk day 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.

Walk, Run, Raise Funds, Win!

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS: Prizes are based on the amount of money participants raise and turn in by deadline. All money must be turned in by October 30, 2017 to qualify for a prize.

  • Raise or donate $50 - $200, earn a Big Bite Lunch Kit 
  • Raise or donate $201 - $ 400, earn a Camping Chair
  • Raise or donate $401 - $600, earn a Portfolio with Tablet Case
  • Raise or donate $601 - $1,000, earn a Tailgate Rolling Bag Cooler 
  • Raise or donate $1,001 - $2,500, earn a 20” 4-Wheeled Expandable Luggage 
  • Raise or donate $2,501 - $3,500, earn a  Bulova Astor Bluetooth Enabled Clock 
  • Raise or donate $3,501 or more, earn a Fitbit Blaze Fitness Watch