To avoid delays, the following routes to the Zoo are suggested:
From I-71: Exit at Fulton Road, keep right at the fork. Turn right on Fulton Road and follow Fulton Road/Fulton Parkway South to Wildlife Way. Turn left on Wildlife Way to Zoo entrance.
From I-90: Take I-71 South, exit at Fulton Road. Turn left at Fulton Road and follow Fulton Road/Fulton Parkway South to Wildlife Way. Turn left on Wildlife Way to Zoo entrance.
From I-480: Two options. Exit State Road north to Pearl Road and follow Zoo signs. Or, exit Ridge Road north to Memphis Avenue and follow Zoo signs.
From Akron: Two options. Take I-77 North to I-480 West. Exit State Road north to Pearl Road and follow Zoo signs. Or, exit Ridge Road north to Memphis Avenue and follow Zoo signs.
From I-80 (Ohio Turnpike): Zoo accessed from two exits. Take Exit 173 to I-77 North, to I-480 West to State Road (north) to Pearl Road then follow Zoo signs. Or, take Exit 161 to I-71 North to West 25th Street then follow Zoo signs.
For RTA-specific information, please call 216.621.9500 for a schedule or visit the RTA website.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Be ready to hear from inspirational speakers during our opening ceremonies, interact with fellow walkers during Mingle Bingo, grab a continental breakfast, and visit our sponsor and activity booths. We'll have special buttons available for those diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency (PI) and their close supporters, as well as a Walk Day incentive t-shirt.
After you finish the walk, you can re-join other walkers in the Palava hut to relax and chit-chat before having a great day with friends and family exploring the zoo. Zoo admission is included with walk registration.
WALK DAY ROUTE: The Walk will be routed through the lower level of the zoo to make it easier for those with walking difficulties. Stay tuned for the exact path.
FUNDRAISING PERK: Wear your shirt with pride! Participants will qualify for a Walk t-shirt when they raise $125. Be sure to mark your t-shirt size when you register.
Raising $125 ensures that we can not only cover the cost of our walks but also increase what the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) can achieve to improve the lives of those living with primary immunodeficiency (PI). Because of your support, IDF can continue to provide educational resources and programs at no cost to individuals and families, power critical-patient focused research, and lead the way in the fight to improve diagnosis and access to treatment.
TIPS ON FUNDRAISING: While there is no fundraising minimum, participants are encouraged to raise $125 and more. You will receive recognition gifts when you meet certain milestones.Be sure to check out our Fundraising Resources for tips and suggestions on how to fundraise in your community and on social media!
PHOTO, VIDEO, FILM, OTHER: By participating in IDF Walk for PI you agree to the Immune Deficiency Foundation to use photos, video, and film related to this event for legitimate purposes. This includes but is not limited to photos and videos sent to the IDF and tagged on IDF's social media.