2023 Pittsburgh Kidney Walk
Your walk builds hope for a future without suffering—for every person in this fight. Are you with us?
By participating in the 2023 Pittsburgh Kidney Walk, you’ll let others know they’re not alone.
Registration opens at 7:30am
All walkers must be through Zoo gates by 8:45am
The walk program begins at 9:00am
Walk Countdown and Kickoff begins at 9:15am
We hope you enjoy a day at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium!
Unable to attend on Sunday, October 08, 2023?
No problem! You are always welcome to walk on your own time. You can utilize our app to connect with other walkers in your area and across the U.S. who are choosing to walk the same way! No matter how you choose to walk we will all be united by our belief in the need for better care and longer lives for kidney patients – for YOU and the ones you love.
The Best Part…
Getting started is the same no matter which option you choose!
- Register today to start fundraising.
- Personalize your kidney walk page
- Get creative: check out the Fundraiser Toolkit for easy ways to have fun, raise money and make a difference in someone’s life.
Are you ready to pledge your support?
We can't wait to see you at the 2023 Pittsburgh Kidney Walk!
Walk Day FAQs
1.What is the Walk location?
Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium: 7370 Baker St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
2. Does the weather affect the walk?
All Kidney Walks will go ahead in rain, snow, or shine!
3.Where should I park?
Complimentary parking is included at the Zoo.
4.What time should I be at the Walk?
Walkers and Team Captains should arrive by 7:30 a.m. for registration and the walk program starts at 9:00 a.m. We will stop serving food and beverage once the program begins and it will be reopened again after the program concludes. We will begin walking at 9:15am.
5. How long is the walk?
The Walk is as long as you want it to be. We do not have a designated length such as a 5K.
6.What should I do with any cash or checks when we arrive?
Walkers who need to turn in cash or checks donations should visit the donation tent. Anyone who is not yet registered can do so by visiting kidneywalk.org/Pittsburgh or by visiting the welcome tent (Registration). We recommend registering and donating before October 8th so you can get your fast pass! (Please see Question 8, this includes information about the fast pass!)
7. Who gets a T-shirt, and when will I get it?
If you raise $100 by September 12th, you'll get a Kidney Walk t-shirt before the Walk. If you hit the goal after September 12th, you will receive a t-shirt around two weeks after November 1st. Remember, no t-shirts for donations after November 1st.
8. How can I access this year’s fast pass?
To receive the fast pass, you will need to register for the walk prior to October 8th. This pass does not include those folks that have registered multiple individuals under one email. We want to speed up registration this year, so you can go into the Zoo and celebrate the Kidney Community.
9. Do children need wristbands?
Yes. Children over the age of two will be required to have a wristband and will need to be registered. However, children under the age of two will not need to register and they do not need a wristband.
10. Will there be food and beverages at the Walk?
Yes, fruit, breakfast items, beverages, and water will be complimentary at the Picnic Zone. We do recommend eating breakfast and drinking fluids before the Walk, as snacks are on a first come, first serve basis.
11. Is the Walk handicap accessible?
Yes. Also, wheelchairs, single and double strollers, and electric scooters can be rented at Safari Outpost. Wheelchairs: $5 per day, Single stroller: $9 per day, Double stroller: $12 per day, Electric scooters: $30 per day It is strongly recommended to make an advanced reservation for wheelchairs and electric scooters. Quantities are limited. Without a reservation, rentals are on a first-come, first-serve basis and there is no guarantee one will be available. To make a reservation, please call 412-365-6020.
12. Are pets allowed?
No! Per Zoo Policy, please keep your furry friends at home!
Access your Kidney Walk Toolkit HERE!
Looking for another way to support?
Donate your old/used vehicle to be credited to Kidney Walk!