Walk4Friendship will be held on Sunday, September 1st.
Is there a fee to register?
No, the event is free. However, we encourage everyone to take part in the day by fundraising beforehand. Knowing you have your family & friends support makes it even more fulfilling and fun!
If I have pre-registered, do I need to check-in somewhere?
If you registered online and picked up your T-shirt from Friendship Circle in advance you do not need to check in.
Can I register on the day of the walk?
Yes, registration tables will be at the West Bloomfield Town Hall. Registration will open at 10:30 AM. To minimize your wait time we recommend registering online. Click here to register.
Is there a fee to receive a Walk4Friendship t-shirt?
T-shirts are free to walk registrants that register online before the walk and to people who register the day of the walk on location, as long as it is before the opening ceremony. Walk T-shirts will be available at the post-walk carnival for $5.
Parking will be at Temple Israel, 5725 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield. We strongly suggest you arrive at the Temple Israel parking lot by 10:30 am to ensure you don’t miss the opening ceremony. If you arrive between 11:15 am and 12:30 pm, you will need to park at the Jewish Community Center, 6600 West Maple Road (north side of the Berman Theater lot). If you arrive after 12:30, you may resume parking at Temple Israel.
The police will be closing off Walnut Lake road from 11:30 am - 12:15 pm. In order to access Temple Israel Parking, you must be in the Temple Israel Parking lot by 11:15 am. The police will not make any exceptions.
Yes, shuttles are available during and after the walk. Please read below:
To the opening ceremony: Shuttles will transport participants from Temple Israel to the township hall starting at 9:30 am and will run regularly until 11:15 am.
From the opening ceremonies to the Farber Center: Fifteen minutes after the walk begins, supporters who prefer not to walk can take a shuttle directly to the Farber Center, where they can cheer on family and friends!
From the JCC parking lot to the Farber Center: Shuttles from the JCC will begin at 11:45 and will drop supporters off at the All Seasons complex, which is a short walk from the Farber Center. Shuttles will be available to return supporters to the JCC until 3:00 pm.
NOTE: As there will be no Temple Israel shuttle service after 11:15, those arriving later will need to walk to the Farber Center from the parking lot. Likewise, those leaving the event will need walk from the Farber Center to Temple Israel. Luckily it's only a 5 minute walk. Of course, and as mentioned above, there will be wheelchair accessible accommodations for those who need them.
Is there Wheelchair Accessible Parking?
Wheelchair accessible parking is available at Temple Israel. There is a wheelchair equipped shuttle to opening ceremonies. Please let a staff member know that you need a wheelchair accessible bus. Valet golf-cart service is available from the Farber Center to Temple Israel for those who need it.
Can I come to only the activities at the Farber Center?
Yes, you can. Activities will be running from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM.
What happens if it rains?
The event must go on! We will accommodate the rain changes by moving most of our activities inside. If severe weather is expected, we will send you a text message with a "rain-plan". on the morning of the walk. Make sure you register for text notifications by visiting ?https://www.walk4friendship.com/sms
Will there be food & water? Is there a charge?
Yes, we will be providing food & refreshments both at the Town Hall & the Farber Center. All food & refreshments are free of charge!
Will there be any services for emergencies throughout the day?
Yes, we will have a first aid station along with the West Bloomfield Fire Department and Ambulance on hand.
Will there be any security?
Yes, security will be placed throughout the event