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The 27th annual Walk for Life is a 3.1-mile walk through historic downtown Columbia, beginning outside and ending inside Spirit Communications Park on Saturday, Oct. 14. If you’re walking in this year’s event, you will find all the information you need on this page!

Walk for Life fee schedule

Through noon Oct. 11 $35  
Oct. 12, 13 & 14 $45  

Important dates

Sept. 29: Deadline for Team Captains to turn in registration forms to be included in packet pick-up

Sept. 30: Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon registration increases to $85 at noon

Oct. 4: Team Captain Packet Pick-up Day at Palmetto Health Foundation from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Oct. 11: Online registration closes at noon

Oct. 12: Curbside packet pick-up at Spirit Communications Park from 4 to 6 p.m.

              Walk registration increases to $45

              5K race registration increases to $50

             10K race registration increases to $55

              Famously Hot Pink Halk Marathon registration increases to $100

Oct. 13: Expo Day at Spirit Communications Park from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

              Deadline of 1:30 p.m. for Team Captains to enter additional donations to be considered for awards

Oct. 14: Event Day!

Walk for Life route map

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Click to download Walk for Life route map


Walk for Life late registration 6:30 a.m.  
Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon start 7:15 a.m.  
10K race start 7:30 a.m.  
5K race start 7:40 a.m.  
Walk for Life start 7:45 a.m.  
5K medal ceremony 9 a.m.  
10K medal ceremony 9:30 a.m.  
Half marathon medal ceremony 10:00 a.m.  


Shirt sizes are not guaranteed and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. T-shirt sizes can be exchanged the day of the event before 9 a.m. depending on availability. NEW THIS YEAR! Ladies cut V-neck performance shirts will be available for female runners. Youth performance shirts will also be available this year.

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We've teamed up with the Fair once again to offer 2017 Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K participants free admission to the Fair on October 14 and 15 if you wear your official 2017 Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K shirt. That's a $10 value!

Experience the Expo!

Walkers and runners will pick up their shirts at the Expo from 7 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Spirit Communications Park.

For Palmetto Health team members

Palmetto Health Team members can now register to walk or run through online payroll deduction. Your registration fee will be processed and deducted from your paycheck after you register. Click here to get started.

Walk for Life Individual Paper Payroll Deduct Registration Form

Walk for Life Team Registration Form
This registration form is for your Walk for Life team members who want to register by paper. This cannot be used for race registrations.

Multiple Person Waiver
Complete and submit this form if you have used the “register multiple people” option on the website (allowing you to register multiple people in one transaction) and need to submit signed waivers for the individuals you registered.

Have a question?

Call the Hot Pink Hotline at 803-434-2898 or email WalkForLife@PalmettoHealth.org.

Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K will take place rain or shine. Palmetto Health Foundation reserves the right to cancel the event in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds. All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable as this is a fundraising event benefiting Palmetto Health Breast Center.