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Walk & Run for Wishes Chicagoland

September 11, 2016

Walk & Run for Wishes - Chicago
Time :

8 a.m.

Location :

Busse Woods
Elk Grove Village

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NEW LOCATION! This year's event will take place at Busse Woods in northwest suburban Elk Grove Village (previously held at Montrose Harbor). Walk for Wishes in Grove 5 at Busse Woods.

Ana Beleval, WGN Morning News 

Join us for a great day of fun in a beautiful location for a worthy cause. Walk & Run for Wishes is a costumed family fun run and walk to benefit Make-A-Wish® Illinois. An event popular with families, runners of all levels and corporate groups, Walk & Run for Wishes features an easy walk, a timed 5K and lots of fun and entertainment for all ages. 

Participants are invited to celebrate the spirit of a wish by dressing up as their favorite hero or character. If you ever dreamed of being a wizard, leaping buildings in a single bound, or wearing glass slippers and dancing the night away at a ball, this is the day to live out your dreams. Prizes will be awarded for top fundraisers, best youth and adult costume participants and race winners.


  • There is NO pre-event pickup. Check-in and Registration open at 8 a.m.
  • Pets are not allowed in most areas of Busse Woods, including our event area. We ask that you leave dogs at home. Service animals are welcome.
  • The course is wheelchair, stroller friendly.
  • Donations continue to be accepted online and at the event. Donations will continue be accepted online in the weeks following the walk. Checks can be mailed to the Make-A-Wish office marked "Chicagoland Walk" and with any additional designation information.

Contact Us for sponsorship opportunities.

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Print a Walk & Run for Wishes Flyer (PDF)

Corporate Team Resources

Share the Power of a Wish® / Why form a corporate walk team?

Getting Started Guide

Fun Fundraisers to Support Your Walk Team

Communications Guide / Social Templates

Why A Wish

Engagement Guide for New Corporate Supporters

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