Latest Updates

Hi everyone ……

Here are the latest updates in regard to the walk this Saturday.

The entire event will be outside of the Convention Center in Mall C, rain or shine. (Pray for sunshine)

Everyone, including walkers, will need to wear their runner bib. Folks that signed up to run the 5k or 10k have a timing chip attached to their bibs. Walkers will not be timed, thankfully.

It was recommended to arrive early to avoid traffic congestion.

At this point I’m not sure where we will meet as a team. Please do not hesitate to call me if you need to on Sat. (Email me if you don’t have my cell number) I will have my Heart Warriors shirt on and we will have the 5 foot Heart Warriors banner as well.

Please see this LINK from Lifebanc for the latest & greatest. (Same info posted below)

SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH – 7:30 a.m. Cleveland Convention Center  

Lifebanc, in its 30th year of saving and healing lives in the region, is hosting the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games in Cleveland from June 10 – 15.  As part of the Transplant Games, the annual Gift of Life Walk & Run will be held in downtown Cleveland with the course designed to pass iconic Cleveland landmarks.

Online registration is now closed, but you can still participate by coming to the Cleveland Convention Center and register the morning of the Gift of Life Walk & Run!  Registration will take place inside the Cleveland Convention Center the morning of the event.  Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

A record number of supporters will be joining us for this milestone 5K, 10K and Family Fun Walk.  So grab your family and friends, form a team and join us for a very special morning!  We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Schedule for the Day

  • Day-of registration and check-in will open at 7:30 a.m.
  • Opening Ceremony will be held on Mall C and begin at 8:45 a.m.
  • Runners take their place at 9 a.m.
  • 5K & 10K run will begin at 9:15 and is officiated by Hermes Racing
  • Family Fun Walk begins immediately following the start of the race

Packet Pick-up

Early check-in at the Cleveland Convention Center (300 Lakeside Avenue E) Friday, June 10th noon – 8 p.m. allows you to turn in fundraising money, receive your t-shirt, GOLWR gift, timing bib and explore the Transplant Games village.

Legacy Garden

The ordering period for Legacy Garden signs is now closed.  You are invited to stroll the paths of the garden at Mall C to see those donors, recipient and transplant candidates being honored in the 2016 Gift of Life Walk & Run Legacy Garden.


Information for parking downtown for the event can be found

For more information, contact or call 888.558.LIFE (5433)

Together we honor the lives of organ and tissue donors, celebrate the lives of those who have received a second chance at life, recognize those waiting for a life-saving transplant and remember those who died while waiting.

All proceeds will support initiatives to educate the community about organ, eye and tissue donation,

and provide bereavement services for families touched by donation/transplantation.  


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