Day of Event Information

Schedule of Events:

  • 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Online Check-In and Event Day Registration
  • 7:45 - 9:45 a.m. - Zoo Gates Open to LUNG FORCE Participants
  • 7:45 - 10:45 a.m. - LUNG FORCE Mission Village Area Open
  • 8:45 a.m. - 10th anniversary Ceremony at the Stage
  • 9:15 a.m. - LUNG FORCE Walk Begins
  • 10:00 a.m. - Zoo Opens to the Public, LUNG FORCE Encouraged to stay

You’ve raised funds, gathered your friends and family, and now the big day has finally arrived! Don’t miss a moment of the fun. Plan to arrive to the Detroit Zoo between 7:30-9 a.m. so that you can check-in or get registered and ready for your walk. You will also want to explore our Mission Village area and get stamps for your LUNG FORCE Action Passport.

LUNG FORCE Walks are a great time to meet other people battling lung disease, which is why participants who have a personal connection are encouraged to identify themselves during online registration. If you are comfortable, you will be asked to join as a new LUNG FORCE Hero or Champion and will have the opportunity to share your story

All participants must enter the zoo prior to 9:45 AM. Pre-event registration is required for all participants 2 years of age and older. In support of our annual fundraising event, there is a suggested fundraising minimum of $100 per person. Register today to save your spot. Registration will close when we hit our capacity limits.

Free Parking will be available on site. All pre-registered guests must be checked in and through the gate before 9:45 AM to receive free parking and utilize their event ticket.

LUNG FORCE Action Passport

Join us in the Mission Village area to learn more about our mission and engage with our Event Sponsors and Exhibitors. All participants who complete their LUNG FORCE Action Passport will be eligible to win a prize!

Mission Markers

Remember and honor a loved one who’s life has been affected by lung cancer or lung disease, by creating a sign that will be displayed on the walk path. Purchase a Mission Marker our e-commerce store for $35 or 3 for $90 to honor a loved one along the Walk route.

LUNG FORCE Heroes and Champions

LUNG FORCE Heroes are patients, caregivers, family, friends and co-workers of those who are impacted by lung cancer or lung disease. These brave individuals share their powerful real-life stories online and at events to help raise awareness and educate the public about what it’s like to live with lung cancer or lung disease. If you're interested in becoming a LUNG FORCE Hero or Champion, please contact us to learn more.

Convenience Rentals

Convenience rentals, including strollers, wagons, wheelchairs and electric convenience vehicles, are available for rental during our walk. View the Detroit Zoo’s current list here.