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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

Diversey Harbor
2601 N. Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL 60614

Parking: There is no specified lot. However, there is street parking throughout Lincoln Park and near the harbor. The Diversey Driving Range lot is available on a first come first serve basis.

Event Schedule

Saturday, June 1, 2024

  • 8:30 a.m. - Day of Registration/Check-in Opens
    • Expo/Sponsor Area Opens
    • Team Tents ready for Team Tailgate gatherings
  • 9:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies
  • 10:00 a.m. – Walk to Cure Arthritis!
    • Expo/Sponsor Area remains open
  • 11:00 a.m. - Walkers are welcomed back to Expo/Vendor area
  • 11:15 a.m. – Closing Ceremonies

Want to be part of our Team Tailgate? If your team raises $3,000, we will provide you with a tent, table, and 2 chairs where your team can meet up and hang out at the Walk. We are also working on special treats for your team to enjoy in the Team Tailgate area. This is a perk reserved for our top fundraising teams, and we hope to see you in the Team Tailgate area.

Event Details

  • Routes: There are two options – 1 mile or 5K (3.1 miles). But in all honesty, many people come to the event for the fun and festivities and don’t walk at all!
  • Things To Do: We have lots of fun activities for all ages. Activities will include sponsor booths, music, face painting, costume characters, outdoor lawn games (think ring toss and giant Jenga), make your own pet rock, a tattoo parlor, and more! We also will have arthritis information and resources available at the event.
  • Food: We will have bagels, fruit, granola bars, Chips, water, and more!
  • Registration for the event is free. We encourage everyone to fundraise, and each walker who raises $100 will get a participant T-shirt. You may also qualify for other great prizes as you continue to fundraise. View Rewards
  • Dogs: We will have a Canine Corner at the event with water and treats for our furry friends. Dogs must be on a leash at all times.


Offline Donations

Checks or Money Orders can be mailed to:
Arthritis Foundation, Inc.
Attn: 2024 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Chicago, IL
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 2024 Walk to Cure Arthritis Chicago, IL contact Angel Moore at [email protected] or call 773-668-0906.