Event Information

Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis. We aren't just helping the millions of people with arthritis to live better; we're charting the course to a cure. 

Walk to Cure Arthritis Cleveland - Local Downloadable Materials and Cleveland Indians Discount (must redeem by 4/24/19) click HERE.

Event Location

Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114


PLEASE ARRIVE BY 7:45AM TO ALLOW TIME TO PARK IN THE GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER GARAGE AND CHECK-IN. All participants receive the discounted parking rate of $5 and you will pay on the way into the garage, please bring cash to ensure quick entry.

Event begins at 8:00am and streets immediately adjacent to the Great Lakes Science Center will begin to close prior to the Walk step off so again, PLEASE ARRIVE BY 7:45AM!

Parking is also available in the nearby W 3rd St surface lot located on the corner of W 3rd St and Alfred Lerner Way for the discounted rate of $5. Click HERE to view both parking locations on Google Maps.

Event Schedule

7:45 am    Arrive and park

8:00 am    Check-in and Day-of Registration

8:00 am    Walk to Cure Arthritis Festivities Begin
                 Arthritis Warrior Zone
                 Ask A Doc
                 Auction and Raffle
                 Dog Costume Contest Entries
                 Exhibitor Booths
                 Inflatable Activity Zone
                 Juvenile Arthritis Family Area
                 Live Yes! Arthritis Network Showcase
                 Jungle Terry and Friends Special Appearance
                 T-shirt Pickup (for participants who individually fundraised $100 or more)
                 UnitedHealthcare Warrior Wall Signing
                 Warm-up led by Alicia Hansen Writing & Yoga 8:25-8:45 am

                 Super Star VIP Area VIP qualifiers are teams who fundraised $3,500 or
                 more as a group and participants who fundraised $750 or more as
                 individuals. Congratulations to this year’s VIPs, check your email for complete list of VIPs
                 Complimentary Breakfast Refreshments
                 VIP Team Tables
                 Face painting courtesy of Kristi Johnson
                 Exclusive Raffle, Giveaways and more!

8:40 am    Opening Ceremonies
                 Emcees Harry Boomer and Jamie Sullivan, CBS 19
                 2019 Honorees

9:00 am    Walk to Cure Arthritis Steps Off (see below for course map)

10:00 am Post-Walk Festivities
                 Live Yes! Arthritis Network Showcase and Exhibitor Booths continue
                 Auction, Raffle, Dog Costume Contest Winners Announced 10:25 am
                 Great Lakes Science Center Demo Show 10:30 am

11:30 am Event Ends

Course Map

The Walk to Cure Arthritis route offers both a 3-mile or 1-mile option for walkers. Participants will receive a program book on the day of the event including the course map and a guide to the many Cleveland landmarks you will pass along the way.

For help or more information about Walk to Cure Arthritis - Cleveland, contact Courtney Durbin at cdurbin@arthritis.org, or call 216-487-3176.


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