5 Things you Need to Know About Walk4Friendship 2016

This year marks our 11th annual Walk4Friendship. We have some exciting new changes this year and these are the things you need to know. Please take a minute to read the following carefully and share this information with your family and friends via email and Facebook.

1. New Location, Same amount of space!

This year, the walk will be starting in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center at 6600 W. Maple Road and ending at the Farber Center. While Some have expressed concerns that the Farber Center will not have adequate space to hold all walk participants. We can assure you that there will be plenty of room. Please check out the graphic below as it will show the space we will be using at this year’s walk.

2. New Time

Please note that there is a new starting time for the walk. To avoid the mid-day sun and hungry stomachs at the opening ceremony everything will start one hour earlier.

  • 10:30 AM: Registration for the walk begins.
  • 11:30 AM: Opening Ceremonies in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center.
  • 11:50 AM: Walk4Friendship Begins.
  • 12:00-3:00 PM: Post-Walk entertainment at the Farber Center.

3. New Walk Route

Due to the new location, there will be a new walk route. The new route will depart from the JCC parking lot (north east side) and head north on Drake road for a just shy of a one mile walk to the Farber Center. Due to the new location and for logistical reasons we will not be having a 5K walk route this year. We do hope to bring back the 5K option for future walks.

4. Parking Information

Parking is at the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital: 6777 West Maple Rd, between Halsted Rd and Drake Rd. Shuttles to the JCC will start at 10am. Be sure to arrive by 10:30am to be assured of an on-time arrival for the walk start (11:50am).

Returning to your cars from the Farber Center

Shuttles will run from the carnival to the parking area at the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital starting at 12:30pm and running about every 30 minutes until 3pm.

Wheelchair accessible parking

Wheelchair accessible parking will be at the JCC (Drake Parking Lot). Wheelchair accessible shuttles will transport you to the JCC and bring you back to your vehicle after the event.  Only vehicles that have registered for wheelchair accessible parking will be allowed to park at the JCC parking lot. Please visit the Walk4Friendship webpage for specific information on Wheelchair accessible parking.

5. More tents to keep out of the sun

We are preparing for warm weather so you don’t have to sweat out a 90-degree day! We are doubling the amount of tent space available and the Farber Center Banquet Hall will be open as well.

 

Have questions? Make sure to contact Walk4Friendship Support.

Need to register for Walk4Friendship? Make sure to register at www.walk4friendship.com/register

We have a whole new lineup of new activities for this year’s Walk4Friendship. Visit walk4friendship.com/Entertainment to check out all of the new activities.

For media inquiries, please contact Melanie Barnett at [email protected].
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