About the Congenital Heart Walk

Event Information:
When: Sunday, June 10, 2018
Where: Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Time: Registration - 8:00 AM | Opening Ceremonies - 9:30 AM | Walk Begins - 9:45 AM
What:Family friendly 1 mile routes!

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Frequently Asked Questions, Philadelphia Walk


How much does this event cost?

Due to the Philadelphia Zoo entry fee, there is a registration fee attached to this event:

$25 per person, pre-registration online.

$30 per person, day of registration

Please note the event is cheaper if you pre-register on our website.

Does the registration fee go towards the entry fee or my fundraising total?

Both! The registration fee covers your entrance fee to the zoo, and counts towards your fundraising total.

Is there an age limit for the registration fee?

Yes. Anyone under the age of 2 does not have to pay a registration fee.

Do I have to register in order to participate?

Yes, there are a few reasons why you will not be able to participate.  In this case, because the Philadelphia Zoo has an entry fee, you will not be able to enter.  We also want ot know you're walking with us and need every walker to signa  standard waiver through their official registration.

How do I register?

Go to the Philadelphia Congenital Heart Walk page.  From here, you have the option to start a team, join a team, or register as an indiviual - click the option you're interested.  Follow and complete the steps.

Can I hand in donations at the event?

Absolutely!  When you get to the registration table, we will be able to take cash, cehck and even credit card donations!

How do incentive prizes work?

Incentive prizes are given to those who fundraise certain amounts.  If you raise $25, you will receive a CHW car magnet, and if you raise $100, you will receive a car magnet and a CHW t-shirt!

How do I receive my incentive prize?

When you check in at registration, you will receive your car magnet or t-shirt if you qualified!

Does the registration fee count towards my fundraising total?

Yes! An example would be if you pre-register online for $25, you would receive a magnet! You would need to raise an additional $75 for a t-shirt!

Does every walker get a t-shirt?

No. T-shirts are given to those who raise $100 or more. Please note that this $100 is raised individually.

If a donor gives $100 or more, do they receive a t-shirt?

No. The person who receives the donation receives the t-shirt.

Is there anything special for teams who raise $250 or more?

Yes! Teams that collectively raise $250 or more will receive up to four free parking passes.

Is there parking at the zoo?

Yes there is parking at the zoo - it's $16 per vehicle. You pay when you leave!

What happens if it rains?

Our events are rain or shine!  The only exception being dangerous weather.  Any weather related announcements will be posted on your local walk hompage and emailed to all registrants.


Contact Us

ATTN: National Office
3300 Henry Ave
Suite 112
Philadelphia, PA 19129



For additional information, please contact the National Walk Office at info@congenitalheartwalk.org or 855-CHD-WALK

About Congenital Heart Walk
The Congenital Heart Walk is a national fundraising event series benefitting the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF). We walk to honor and remember the millions who have been impacted by congenital heart disease (CHD). The Congenital Heart Walk shows the nation how a team of inspired individuals can join together to make a difference. Funds raised will support the missions of both national nonprofit organizations who are uniting to fight CHD! Since 2010, CHW has raised more than $10 million in total. For more information visit, www.congenitalheartwalk.org.

About The Children's Heart Foundation
Motivated by the needs of our children, the goal of The Children's Heart Foundation is to bring health, hope and happiness to children impacted by congenital heart defects, the number one birth defect in the United States. We accomplish this goal by funding the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects. For more information about CHF, please visit www.childrensheartfoundation.org.

About the Adult Congenital Heart Association
The mission of the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) is to improve and extend the lives of the millions born with heart defects through education, advocacy, and the promotion of research. For more information about ACHA, please visit www.achaheart.org

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