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Please join us on September 16, 2017 for the Annual Gilda's Family Walk & 5K Run, a beautiful route through Royal Oak that will have a special stop along the way- Gilda's Club! The 5K run is certified and will be professionally timed.


Parking and Shuttle info:

Due to other events taking place near Royal Oak High School on September 16th, parking will be congested at the school. We'll be offering a FREE shuttle service for all of our participants from Central Oaks Community Church (2005 Rochester Rd., Royal Oak, MI) starting at 7:15 a.m. on September 16th. The shuttle will run every ten minutes until 12 p.m.


If you opt to not take the shuttle, please park on the property of Royal Oak High School. Due to events at the John Lindell Ice Arena and Total Soccer on September 16th., Gilda's Walk & Run participants will need to park in designated areas on the High School's property. Please park in Parking Lot 1, 2, 3 or 4 highlighted on our map. Click here to view our map of Royal Oak High School. Parking Lot 1 can be accessed from Marais, Parking Lot 2 and 3 can be accessed from Normandy Rd. and Parking Lot 4 can be accessed from Crooks Rd. 


What's in it for me?

- Gilda's Walk & Run signature t-shirt (while supplies last - first come, first served. Those registering day of- please check back after registration closes for leftover t-shirts)

- Light breakfast, snacks and refreshments

- Racing bib and chip timer*

- Signature Gilda's Walk & Run finisher medal**

- The joy of knowing you're helping to support those touched by cancer

*5K runners only.  **Top 5K runners only

Other Info 

**New - Packet Pick Up** 
We are excited to offer early packet pick up for our registered runners this year. Skip waiting in line at registration the day of the event! Pick up your bib, timing chip and t-shirt the day before the event.

Packet Pick Up Details

Thursday, September 14th, 5-8 p.m.

Friday, September 15th, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.



Gilda's Club Metro Detroit
3517 Rochester Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073

To view our Walk & Run Route CLICK HERE.


Age Group Awards:
5K Run Event, Male/Female, 10-year age group increments, from 10 yrs old & under to +60 yrs old - announcement of award winners at our Main Tent at 10:15 a.m. 


Event Date:
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Event Location: 
Starts and Finishes:
Royal Oak High School
1500 Lexington Blvd
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Event Schedule:

*Registration: opens at 7:30 a.m.
*Opening Ceremonies: 8:30 a.m.
*Run Start Time: 9:00 a.m. (will be professionally timed)
*Walk Start Time: 9:05 a.m.
*Runner Awards: 10:15 a.m.
*Closing Ceremonies: Approximately 11:00 a.m. 


*Adult Walker/Runner Registration through August 4: $20
*Adult Walker/Runner Registration after August 4: $25
*Adult Walker/Runner Registration event day: $30
*Child Walker/Runner Registration (Age 6-17): $10
*Child Walker Registration (Age 5 and under): free
*Virtual Participant Registration: No Registration Fee

Fundraising Minimums:

*Each Participant is asked to raise a minimum of $100.



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