Walk Details



The 28th 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. 13. If you’re walking in this year’s event, you will find all the information you need on this page!

Online registration for the 28th annual Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. You will still be able to register in person at the Expo on Oct. 11 & 12 at Spirit Communications Park.


Registered walkers will receive this cotton T-shirt, available in youth sizes small, medium and large and adult sizes XS through 3XL.

Packet pick-up

  • 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11
  • 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 at the Expo
  • 6:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the event


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Event Day Timeline for Oct. 13

Race packet pick-up 6:15 a.m.  
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.  

Walk for Life fee schedule

Through noon Oct. 10 $35  
Oct. 11 & 12 at the Expo at Spirit Communications Park $45  

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.