Last Minute Tips - March for Babies


Last Minute Tips - March for Babies
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7:30 a.m. – Registration Begins
8:30 a.m.- Opening Ceremonies
9:00 a.m. - Walk Begins
March for Babies 2014 - Last Minute Tips
The Route
From South: Take Palmetto Expressway North and get
off on Miller Road (SW 56th Street) and turn left. Take
the second right into Tropical Park.
From North: Take Palmetto Expressway South and get
off on Bird Road (SW 40th Street) and turn right. Get in
the left hand lane and turn left to enter the park through
79th Avenue.
The route is approximately 3 miles through beautiful
Tropical Park. Runners may begin ahead of the walkers
as directed. Remember, walkers must stay on the route
and follow all walk signals. Be sure to wear comfortable
shoes and sunscreen. Let's keep the route clean by
throwing trash in containers at each Fun Stop.
Park for FREE at Tropical Park, look for the signs and
enter through Bird Road or Miller Road. We expect
about 8,000 participants so please allow yourself plenty
of time—try to carpool and come early to avoid possible
Be sure to visit the Fun Stops along the route for a cold
drink, pick up some goodies, use the port-o-lets, receive
first aid, and of course… have fun!
Fun Stops
Ambassador Avenue
Along the walk route, you’ll have a chance to visit with
our mission families along Ambassador Avenue. They
are anxious to meet you and say thank you for walking
for stronger, healthier babies.
Hospitality Area
March of Dimes volunteers will be at the Hospitality
Area to greet you bright and early the morning of March
for Babies.
You’ll enjoy complimentary bananas,
donuts, and beverages. Please make sure to visit our
wonderful sponsor booths and check out their great
activities and giveaways!
VIP Tent and VIP Parking
Top Walkers and sponsors should stop by the VIP Tent
for complimentary breakfast. Entry is by invitation only.
The VIP Tent is located on the football field. Be sure to
use the Miller Road entrance for specially marked
parking. Be sure to wear your wristband.
Team Photos—Midfield in the Stadium
Team photos will be taken at the Team Photo Area
starting at 8:00 a.m. We will have a break for the start of
the Walk and will resume team photos at 10:15 a.m.
Please bring a company banner for your photo. To
confirm your time, please contact Karlene Scarlett at
(305) 477-1192 or [email protected].
Family Fun Area
Kick Off—Tropical Park Memorial Stadium
The Pre-Event Celebration starts at 7:30 a.m. in the
football stadium so come early! Our March for Babies
Chair, Paco Gonzalez, City President - Miami Dade,
SunTrust, Presenting Sponsor Pampers and our
Ambassador Family, the Castro-Curiel Family will
welcome over 520 corporate and family teams and over
8,000 participants. Join us in front of the stage for a preevent warm up that will be sure to get you energized for
the Walk. The March of Dimes Miami-Dade/Monroe
Division Board of Directors is proud to be hosting local
media talent Calvin Hughes from Local 10, Eileen Cardet
from Univision 23, and Javier Romero from Amor 107.5.
We’ll have tons of surprises for you, you won’t want to
miss a minute.
Bring the kids to the Family Fun Area (just outside the
stadium) where we’ll have fun activities, face painting,
popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones and more!
Entertainment and Victory Village
Entertainment will take place on the stage in the
football stadium and will begin at 9:30 a.m. with great
local performances! Teams that have pre-confirmed
tent space will be just outside and in back of the football
field. Thank you for understanding that no other tents
can be accommodated.
Registration Tent for Donations and T-Shirt Tent
If you missed Bank Day and have walker envelopes to
turn in, be sure visit the Registration Tent in the stadium.
Be sure to pick up your official March for Babies T-shirt
at the T-shirt Tent if you’ve turned in your donations of
$200 or more.
Thank you for walking for stronger, healthier babies! See you on Saturday, April 26th!