About Our Great Strides Walk

Register to Participate Virtually.

The Michigan-NW Ohio Chapter invites you to join us in our Virtual Walk, Ride, Run for 65 Roses Challenge!

The Challenge officially replaces Great Strides 2020 and begins on July 31st and ends on October 3rd. You can choose to walk, hike, or run a total of 65 miles within those 65 days.

Start by using your Great Strides fundraising page to collect donations and fundraise for the challenge.

Then, submit your miles to us via Strava or weekly mileage tracker and we will post weekly leaderboard updates on our social media pages.


Recruit others to participate with you (at a safe distance or even from another state). Now that we are virtual, you can participate anywhere!


Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Great Strides Participant Center (such as the option to create a Facebook Fundraiser) and the Great Strides Mobile App.

Create a virtual passion fundraising event inspired by your favorite hobby, activity, or passion.

Take the Challenge.

Beginning July 31st and ending October 3rd, we are challenging YOU to walk, run, or hike 65 miles over 65 days.

Download and join our Strava Club: “65 Roses Challenge | Michigan-NW Ohio” to track your activity and encourage each other!


Submit a weekly mileage tracker, so that we can add you to our weekly leader board!

Share your Journey.

Wear your CF Foundation branded apparel, custom team t-shirt, or a past Great Strides shirt while you walk, run, or hike. Share how you’re participating in the Virtual Walk, Ride, Run for 65 Roses Challenge by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Make sure to tag the Michigan-NW Ohio Chapter and use the hashtag #WalkRideRunFor65RosesChallenge to keep the energy and momentum going strong!


We want to celebrate you and your participation in the Virtual Walk, Ride, Run for 65 Roses Challenge! We invite you to come celebrate your efforts on October 3rd at one of three locations (Toledo, Grand Rapids, or our office in Troy) for a drive-through parade-style celebration!

Car decorations, horn-honking, costume-wearing, and homemade signs are all encouraged!

Staff and sponsors will be there to cheer you on and take your photo for our social media channels.

Thank you Sponsors!

We want to thank our generous national and regional sponsors - gold national sponsor, AbbVie, our silver national sponsor, Vertex, and our bronze sponsors, Genentech and Gilead.

We also want to thank our local sponsors who continue to help advance our mission, we could not do it without you!


Have questions or want more info? Contact us at 248-269-8759 or detroit@cff.org.