Cleveland Zoo 2018


About Our Walk

For 30 years, Great Strides – the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event – has supported the Foundation’s mission to cure cystic fibrosis and raise awareness for this rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that makes it difficult to breathe and shortens lives. 

Join us for the 30th Annual Cleveland Great Strides walk! The event consists of a leisurely 5K walk route through the zoo grounds, with water stations along the way and shortcuts available. All participants will enjoy lunch & snacks, and family-friendly entertainment; as well as a day to explore the zoo and rainforest. 
Great Strides provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together and make a difference in the lives of people with CF. The event harnesses the power of people with a shared vision and encourages collaboration, team building, and leadership, as we collectively take steps to find a cure. 

Your support will help accelerate innovative research and drug development, as well as advance care and advocacy. Nearly every CF drug was made possible by the Foundation and because of funds raised from Great Strides, people with CF are living longer, healthier lives and pursuing their dreams. 

We are working every day to build on this incredible momentum, and we won’t stop until there is a cure for all people living with CF. 

Sign up to walk in Great Strides today and join us as we take steps towards a cure. 

The time is now. Together, we can cross the finish line. 


We ask that each participant collect at least $50 in donations for free admission to the zoo but please note that team totals and fundraising are accounted for; tickets are available at a discounted rate for those who do not reach this minimum. 
If you are a current Cleveland Zoological Society Member we encourage you to use your membership pass for your admission on the day of the walk as this helps the Foundation reduce admission costs. 

Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 15K Dan the Man ($21,000.00)
  2 -  Top Team 10K Twinsanity ($13,930.00)
  3 -  Top Team 10K I Breathe for @CF.WarriorPrincess ($10,117.82)
  4 -  Top Team 5K Brandi's Rainbow ($9,276.20)
  5 -  Top Team 5K Caden's Crew ($9,050.00)

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Top Striders

  1 -  Super Strider Peggy Turek ($20,000.00)
  2 -  Super Strider KC White ($7,640.00)
  3 -  Super Strider James Fruits ($6,622.82)
  4 -  Super Strider Jennifer Hartman ($6,091.85)
  5 -  Super Strider John Macsurak ($5,600.00)

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Super Striders

Volunteer for Great Strides

The success of Great Strides depends on the wonderful volunteers who help the day of the event as well as throughout the year.

Become a Volunteer

Walk Goal: $300,000.00

Raised: $232,866.61

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Walk Details

Date: 5/19/18
Check-in: 8:00 AM
Walk: 9:00 AM
Distance: 5k
Chapter: Northern Ohio, northernOH@cff.org, 216-901-2873
Event Location: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo,
Cleveland, OH

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