Sunday, October 1, 2017 - Busse Woods, Schaumburg, IL

Check-in Begins: 8:30 AM Walk: 9:30 AM

8:30 AM:   Check-in Begins & DJ Lee Michaels with Lee Michaels Music 
9:00 AM:   The Dance Project Performs
9:15 AM:   Opening Ceremonies
9:20 AM:   National Anthem performed by Maddie Mazzella, Miss Illinois’ Outstanding Teen
9:30 AM:   Walk Starts
10-11 AM:   Live Pete Show on the Stage
10:30 AM:   Benny the Bull Performs by the Finish Line
11:00 AM:   Lunch Provided by Buona Beef








After the Walk, walkers are encouraged to stay to enjoy food, beverages, fruit and snacks. Music will go until 12:30 PM. We look forward to spending the morning with you and your family and friends! 

The Walk will take place rain or shine.


All Chicagoland California Pizza Kitchen locations will donate 20% of all dine-in, take-out and catering orders when you mention JDRF upon ordering on October 1st! They are excited to see you, so please wear your team t-shirts and take pictures! They will also be giving each family or company a certificate for a free appetizer or dessert on the next visit! 

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Length of walk: 5K

Please be aware the trail is out and back, which means there will be traffic coming from both directions.  At times the trail will get congested, so please be patient and considerate of other Walkers.  Thank you!



From the North:                                                     

Route 53 South to Woodfield Road East
Woodfield Road East under Route 53
Continue North to Golf Road, Golf Road East ¼ mile to Ring Road
(Keep Left) Turn left on Ring Road, Park in 3800 Golf Rd. Parking Lot

From the South or downtown Chicago:

290 West to Route 53 North, Route 53 North to Golf Road East
Golf Road East ¼ mile to Ring Road
(Keep Left) Turn left on Ring Road, Park in 3800 Golf Rd. Parking Lot

From West, downtown or North Chicago:

90 (Northwest Tollway) to Route 53 South
Route 53 South to Woodfield Road East
Woodfield Road East under Route 53, Continue North to Golf Road
Golf Road East ¼ mile to Ring Road Park in 3800 Golf Rd. Parking Lot


Parking is located at the Atrium corporate building directly across the street from Busse Woods Forest Preserve.

3800 Golf Rd
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

*Shuttles will be available to take all walkers to the Walk site from the parking lot location.  Shuttles will run from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m


All walkers must be registered. It is, as always, free to register. Please register before October 1st. If you fundraised online, please print out your fundraising page or show on your phone at check in and get your t-shirt or V1P tickets. 

Utilize the JDRF collection envelope to turn in donations at the Check-In tent on Walk Day. Please fill out envelope completely.

Checks should be made payable to JDRF. Tax letters will be mailed for checks of $100 or more. Receipts for cash are not provided.



As a thank you to our top Walkers who raise $1,000 or more, you'll be invited to the V1P tent to pick up your V1P swag! The V1P tent includes an expedited check-in process. Fundraising minimum must be met prior to Walk day or on Walk day.


● V1P lanyard identifying fundraising success

● Customizable signage for V1Ps to carry on Walk Day: ‘I’m the raise $____ type’

● Access to JDRF logo 'step & repeat' banner for photo opportunities 

● Special signage for walkers who fundraise $1,000 by September 15th

● Exclusive goodies including the first 200 walkers to reach the $1,000 fundraising level will receive a special giveaway to be picked up in the V1P tent

● Entered to win a $100 gift card to The Cheesecake Factory (Winner will be pulled on walk day during the opening ceremony)

● 1 VIP Parking Pass (per V1P)


First time at the Walk? Please enter through the main registration tent. Once you've checked in and gotten any t-shirt tickets or V1P tickets you may have earned you'll be directed to visit our New Family tent near the JDRF Advocacy Tent. Teams will be greeted by volunteers, meet other new Walk teams, and receive a JDRF One Walk drawstring backpack.  


Fundraise $10,000 or more by September 5 and JDRF will provide a reserved 10’ x 20’ white canopy tent, two tables and sixteen chairs.  All reserved tents will be located in the Team Village area. Fundraising minimum must be met through online donations or checks received in the JDRF office by 9 a.m. on September 5.

WALK DAY RECOGNITION for $10,000+ teams                

● Personalized One Walk team tent with signage                   

● Top-five family teams to be acknowledged on-stage

● Prime location in Team Village area

● 5 VIP Parking Passes


When you fundraise for JDRF One Walk, you help get us closer to a world without T1D. To thank you for all your hard work, we offer some great fundraising rewards. After your final donations are tallied, you can select a reward based on your fundraising total. There are multiple levels starting at just $250. Check them out here!

In addition to these rewards, you can also earn a JDRF One Walk t-shirt when you raise $100!


JDRF will provide a limited number of open tables and chairs that will be available on a first come basis on the main site. Teams are welcome to bring their own team sign.


Walkers are encouraged to participate in new enhanced activities focused on JDRF’s mission:

  • Photo Opportunity: Take a photo with the JDRF 'instagram' frame.
  • Research Spotlight: Look for research highlights along the walk route.
  • JDRF Resources: Visit the Welcome tent to pick up JDRF information.