Oakland Heart Walk
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Children's Fairyland Field
699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Join walkers from across our community as they step out to have fun, get inspired and support a meaningful cause.
Heart-Health Expo, VIP Tent, Food Tent and Game Zone (corn hole, jenga) open
Your choice of yoga, 1-mile walk or zumba. Do one, two or all three activities, each of which will be offered every 15 minutes.
Food Tent closes
Street parking is limited and there is not a garage near the festival area. We highly recommend either walking to the festival area, taking public transportation, or taking a taxi or ride-share service.
The nearest BART station is 19th Street Oakland. From there, it is a 0.7 mile walk to the festival area, which takes approximately 15 minutes.
We invite you to walk to the event from your workplace. From the festival area, event participants will walk a 1-mile loop that begins and ends at Fairyland Field. Route map
A light lunch will be offered for all registered walkers in the festival area at Fairyland Field. Participants may eat lunch before or after walking the 1-mile walk route. Walkers will have a choice of a chipotle turkey half-wrap with pepper jack, greens, green chile and garlic aioli, or a vegetarian half-wrap with portobello mushroom, white bean puree and spinach.
Walkers who personally raise $1,000 ore more prior to the walk will have access to the VIP Tent where they can enjoy a heart-healthy catered lunch, chair massage and seating.
There will be a Hydration Station in the festival area where walkers can refill their water bottles. While compostable cups will be available, it is highly recommended that all event attendees bring their own water bottle so we can keep waste to a minimum and so that you can keep yourself hydrated throughout the duration of the event.
Portable restrooms will be available at Fairyland Field.
EMTs will be available in the First Aid Tent. Additionally, there will be an ambulance on-site in case of emergencies.
Registered walkers who personally raise $100 or more prior to the event will receive a 25th anniversary edition Heart Walk t-shirt. New this year, men's and women's sizes will be offered. Qualifying walkers can pick up their t-shirt the day of the walk from the T-shirt Tent.
Our event permit from the City of Oakland precludes us from accepting cash, checks or credit card donations at the event. Donations can be mailed or hand-delivered during business hours to our office located at 426 17th Street, Suite 300, Oakland, CA 94612.
Heart & Stroke Heroes
Heart disease survivors will receive a red cap and stroke survivors will receive a white cap. Caps can be picked up from the Heart & Stroke Survivors booth. In addition, event attendees can honor their Heart Heroes, Stroke Heroes and Remembered Heroes at the Heroes Wall at the event.
Interested in volunteering at the Oakland Heart Walk? We need volunteers for three shifts:
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Help set-up and manage the festival area
11:30 am - 2:00 pm Staff a water stop (requires walking 1 mile)
11:00 am - 3:00 pm Help with festival area tear down
You will receive a free t-shirt and free lunch for volunteering! To sign up to volunteer, click here.
If you have a question not answered here, please feel free to contact us at (510) 903-4050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.