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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.

Event Location

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
 3900 Wildlife Way
Cleveland, OH 44109

Parking is free. Go directly to our registration booth in the ticket plaza to receive your zoo ticket.

Event Schedule

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Online registration will close Friday, September 22 at 12:00 p.m. Online event day registration will open September 24 at 6:00a.m. 

  • 7:00 a.m. - Event check-in and information at the ticket plaza
  • 8:00 a.m. - Opening remarks
  • 8:15 a.m. - Start "Rockin' the Walk"
  • 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Palava Hut activities including: vendors, music, kids' activities, and team photos
    • 8:45 - 10:45 a.m. - Superheroes
    • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Face painting
    • 10:30 a.m. - Basket raffle drawing
  • 11:00 a.m. - Walk to Cure Arthritis ends - Keep Fighting for a Cure!
  • 5:00 p.m. - Zoo closes

Event Details

  • View Route Map
  • We know you love your dog, but the zoo does not allow pets
  • This event is cashless. Only credit cards will be accepted for day of donations and on- site raffles.
  • The Arthritis Foundation will only be accepting credit cards for donations and raffle purchases on the day of the walk. If you or anyone on your team has collected cash donations, please convert that to a money order or cashier's check and mail it to the Arthritis Foundation. Please do not bring cash or checks to the zoo.

Event Day Activities

  • Face Painting
  • Music
  • Superheroes will be on-site
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Basket Raffle
  • Kids' Zone with Mathnasium, crafts, activities
  • Team t-shirt parade across the stage
  • Arthritis Information
  • Vendor Area

Sponsorship Opportunities

Would you like to be a sponsor? View our sponsorship opportunities.

Offline Donations

Checks or Money Orders can be mailed to:
Arthritis Foundation, Inc.
Attn: 2023 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Cleveland, OH
C/o: {Participant Name or Team Name}
1355 Peachtree Street, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30309

Please include the Fundraising Donation Submission Form with all mailed in donations.

For more help or information about the 2023 Walk to Cure Arthritis Cleveland, OH contact Anne Reitzes at [email protected] or call 330-967-2723.