Answers to Your Questions About Cincinnati Walks for Kids 2012

After months of planning, it is almost here. We can’t wait for Saturday and hope you are just as excited to spend a fun-filled day with Cincinnati Children’s patients, families, employees and friends. Whether you’re a first-time walker or a walk veteran, you may have a last-minute question. Hopefully, we’ve covered all the answers below, but if not visit www.cincywalks.org or call us at 513-636-2941. You can also post questions on Facebook and we will reply to them as quickly as possible.

How do I get to Cincinnati Walks for Kids?
Cincinnati Walks for Kids takes place at Coney Island on Saturday, Oct. 20. Get printable directions and parking information.

What time does the walk officially begin and end?
Walker Check-In on event day will be held from 8 – 10 a.m. The walk begins at 10 am after a brief opening ceremony. The festivities end at 1 p.m. Get the event schedule.

I don’t like waiting in long lines. How can I avoid them at Cincinnati Walks for Kids?
Advance Walker Check-In is a fast, easy way to check in for the walk. You’ll receive your walker bib and any prizes earned from fundraising. We have two locations this year:

Thursday, Oct. 18 – Cincinnati Children’s Main Campus auditorium in location S, room S1.203 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 19 – Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus second floor conference room from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

If you can’t make it to these locations, submit ALL your gifts online before midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 17, and take advantage of the Express Lane on the morning of the event. No cash, checks or credit cards will be accepted in this line.

Read more about check-in options.

I plan to bring my 6-month-old. Do I have to register him as a walker?
Yes, everyone has to register. It doesn’t matter how old or young you are, everyone who registers gets a walker bib and a lunch ticket. Doing so also helps us get an accurate count of walkers who attended the event.

Can I bring my dog to the walk?
Unfortunately, pets have to stay home. Only service animals are permitted at Coney Island.

How do I get a Cincinnati Walks for Kids t-shirt?
That’s easy! All you have to do is register and raise $25 and you’ll receive a Cincinnati Walks for Kids t-Shirt. You can earn more prizes for additional fundraising.

Will the walk still go on if it rains?
Absolutely! We walk to celebrate our patients and families rain or shine. It’s always a good time.

I am trying to recruit a friend to join me for the walk but she won’t know until that day. Can she register at the event?
Yes. She’ll need to sign-in using the regular Walker Check-In lane the day of the event. It opens at 8am.

Should I designate a special area to gather my walk team before the event?
We have a Team Meet-Up Area located in the west parking lot near the picnic grove. Look for the first letter of your team name on the banners and meet your team there.

Is it OK to bring bikes, rollerblades and scooters to the walk?
To make sure everyone is safe on the walk route, we can’t allow any bikes, rollerblades or scooters; just walkers. We do allow strollers and wagons, and the walk route is wheelchair-friendly, too.

What kinds of activities are there at the Kids Carnival? 
This family-friendly area is open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. and offers plenty to do!

Goody Grab – Meet our sponsors and collect some kid-friendly goodies.

Face Painting – Available to kids 18 and under.

Five Classic Amusement Rides – Free rides on the Super Slide, Tilt-a-Whirl, Carousel, Swing-a-Round and Scream Machine.

Helping Hands Wreath – Create and decorate your own special wreath.

How do I turn in the money I’ve raised if I happen to miss the walk?
Please mail it in with your gift deposit form. In order to be entered into the grand prize drawing, walker gifts must be received by October 31, 2012.

Christina Mihalek

About the Author: Christina Mihalek

Christina Mihalek is the event coordinator for Cincinnati Walks for Kids. The 2012 walk is the 4th that she has expertly organized. On October 20th, she will be the one zipping around Coney Island in the golf cart keeping things running smoothly via her two-way radio. Christina’s favorite part of the walk is watching smiling families head home after a fun day. Those smiles make the months of hard work worth every minute.

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  1. Kelly Rose October 17, 10:33
    I have a child that has special dietary needs , was wondering what the lunch is that is being served so I can make sure he is able to eat with us, by bringing the appropriate substatues . Thanks Kelly
    • Kate Setter
      Kate Setter October 17, 13:22
      Hi Kelly - Lunch is LaRosa’s pizza or a lunchable, apple or banana, and chips. Beverages are provided by Coke. Hope this helps!