Saturday, March 16th marks Make-A-Wish Southern Florida’s 3rd Annual Walk for Wishes® 5K Walk/Run at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. Your participation will benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and help to grant wishes for kids in your own community! By walking or running for wishes, you can help bring hope, strength, and joy back into the life of a local child.

Lace up your tennis shoes and head over to the Recreation Field at Florida Gulf Coast University (10501 FGCU Blvd South) in Fort Myers on Saturday, March 16th for a day filled with fun and excitement. Choose your preference for the 5K, whether it’s walking or running, and your participation will help to grant wishes for local kids.

Register to walk or run as an individual or a team. Teams can consist of four or more people and are a great opportunity to get all of your friends and family together to participate and help raise funds. If you’re a runner and choose to run the 5K as an individual, you will be timed and awards will be given out to those with the fastest times based on age groups. If you choose to walk as an individual, you can enjoy the course at a pace of your choice. Either way will benefit your local Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and help grant wishes for kids with critical illnesses.

Awards will be given for teams with the largest amount of funds raised, so start fundraising today! This is a great opportunity for you to get friends, family, co-workers, and anyone else you know involved! The bigger the team, the more chances you have of winning.

Any team that raises $2,500 or more will be named a partner in sponsoring a child’s wish! Any team that raises $5,000 will be named as a sponsor for a child’s wish, so both are huge accomplishments! This is something you will feel great about doing for years to come. For more information on forming a team, please visit

Register Today

Register for your spot in the Walk/Run and help make wishes come true for kids in Southern Florida. Adult fees (ages 13 and over) are $25 per person and child fees (ages 12 and under) are $10. Florida Gulf Coast University Student Walker and Runner fees are $15. Register online today and get your tennis shoes ready to walk or run!

If you don’t register ahead of time, head over to Florida Gulf Coast University at 7:30am on the morning of the Walk/Run to register. Registration will go from 7:30-8:30am.

If you’re running in the 5K, bib numbers must be picked up anywhere between 7:30-8am on the morning of the race in order to be chip timed.

Walk Or Run, Rain Or Shine

The Walk/Run will begin at 8:30, rain or shine! Family Fun Day will continue from 9-11am, so be sure to stick around for the fun and excitement.

If you cannot attend the Walk/Run, consider making a general donation to Make-A-Wish or sponsoring another Walk/Run participant.

Alternately, consider donating a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Donating a vehicle only takes several minutes of your time but changes the life of a child forever. Call Wheels For Wishes at 1-877-431-9474 when you have an old vehicle to donate.

However you choose to contribute, you will be helping to grant a wish for a child in Southern Florida.