PFF Walk - Chicago

PFF Walk - Chicago
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Diversey Harbor

Event Schedule
9:00 a.m. – Check-in/Registration
10:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremony and Step-off
11:00 a.m. – Celebration Party

The PFF Walk unites the community in raising funds and awareness for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Join us as we walk together toward a cure!

Held at Diversey Harbor, the PFF Walk - Chicago offers two course options – 1-mile or 5K – along Chicago’s scenic lakefront path. After the Walk, we invite you to stay for a celebration with family-friendly activities and light refreshments.

Register for yourself or start a team today! Registration is free.

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Already registered? Log in to your fundraising dashboard here.

Commemorative T-shirt and Incentive Program

As a thank you for raising funds and awareness, all registered Walkers can earn PFF-branded items! After individual fundraising is tallied post-Walk, participants will receive information about their gift level and how to redeem their item.

Besides the Walk t-shirt, all items will be shipped and gifts are not cumulative. One item per participant. All Walkers who raise at least $100 before the Walk will qualify to receive the official PFF Walk t-shirt and can pick it up at registration.

We are grateful for your fundraising efforts and hope you enjoy these items year-around to raise awareness! Thank you.

Please note: Thank you gifts are determined by individual fundraising totals. All PFF Walk participants who register and raise funds are eligible to redeem a gift from their highest level achieved (or under). Team fundraising totals and non-registered donors do not qualify for this program. The PFF reserves the right to substitute a gift of equal or greater value or to change the gifts at any time.

PFF Walk prizes

Walk Location

The Walk will be held at Diversey Harbor near the Diversey Yacht Club, which can be accessed from North Cannon Drive, just north of West Fullerton Avenue.

Get Directions

A drop-off point will be available along Cannon Drive. Parking can be found along Cannon Drive, or at the parking lot of the Lincoln Park Zoo (2400 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614) for $20-$35. The walk from the Lincoln Park Zoo Parking Lot to Diversey Harbor is approximately 5 to 15 minutes.

Diversey Harbor is also accessible via CTA by train and/or bus. To find the best route for you, please use the quick trip planner on the CTA website.


Walk Route and Logistics Guide

The Walk will take place along Diversey Harbor, which is located in the heart of Lincoln Park. Walkers will walk north along the Harbor for both the 1-mile and 5K out and back courses. Keep an eye out for PFF Walk signage to direct you throughout the course and enjoy an unbeatable view of Chicago’s downtown skyscrapers lining the shore of Lake Michigan.

Click here for the PFF Walk - Chicago Logistics Guide and Route Map!

Contact Us
For more information or fundraising resources, please contact us at or 855.WalkPFF (855.925.5733).


Fundraising Resources

Use these tools and resources to get started and to guide your fundraising campaign to success! Our materials include the PFF Walk Guide, the Team Leader Guide, and our Mission Video.

official walk guide cover

PFF Walker Guide

Find everything you need to know about this
year's PFF Walk.

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Team Leader Guide

Learn the easy steps you can take to set up your team for success!

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Mission Video

Watch to learn how your fundraising makes an impact. Share this video to strengthen your fundraising!


Thank you to our sponsors!


For more information, please contact or give us a call at 855.WalkPFF (855.925.5733). 


Information regarding COVID-19

The health and safety of our attendees and staff is our top priority. We are continually monitoring conditions with regard to COVID-19 and will update our website with our event guidelines accordingly.

Please note that we will strictly adhere to all federal and local health department guidelines, including those set forth by the CDC.