Wilberforce University Colonel Charles Young National Walk-A-Thon

May 18, 2013

Registration Begins At 8 AM

Walk Begins At 9 AM

Individual Registration: $20.00

Team Registration: $75.00 (Includes 5 Walkers)

Sponsor a Student: $20.00

All registered walkers receive a commemorative T-Shirt. Register by April 15, 2013 to guarantee your T-shirt size.


This Year's Locations

Baltimore, MD - Robert Lee Park, Pavilion 1

Chicago, IL - Forest Preserve District of Cook County - Midlothian Meadow

Cincinnati, OH - Ault Park

Cleveland, OH - Garfield Park Reservation - Red Oak Shelter

Elyria, OH - Black River Reservation

Erie, PA - Frontier Park

Queens, NY - Roy Wilkins Park - Track

Xenia, OH - Xenia Station


Online registration is now closed. If you still wish to register, you can do so at one of the participating walk sites.

Colonel Charles Young stands honored in history of the US Military and as an African American. Colonel Young was the third African American to graduate from West Point and the first to reach the rank of Colonel. As the first African American to be named superintendent of a national park, Colonel Young served as a professor of Military Science at Wilberforce University. Remembered as a man of inspiration, a retired Colonel Young made a 500 mile horseback ride from Wilberforce, Ohio to the nation's capital to show he was always "fit for duty". In honor of his achievements and support of our students and academic programs, we present the Wilberforce University Colonel Charles Young National Walkathon, demonstrating that Wilberforceans will carry the legacy to be "fit for duty".

Support Our Cause:

We invite Alumni, friends and supporters to join us in our worthy cause and participate in the Wilberforce University Colonel Charles Young National Walk-A-Thon.

Our Student Population

  • 95% receive financial assistance
  • Majority are first generation college students
  • Majority are from large cities and urban communities

Your support to our annual fund continues the Wilberforce University legacy of educational growth with quality academic and student programs. We can continue the development of our students by preparing them to be global citizens, imparting knowledge, instilling discipline and lifelong learning.

For more information:

Wilberforce Office of Development
(937)708-5709
universitywalk@wu.wilberforce.edu