Stanford's Cardinal Walk

Friday, May 13 marks the day when members of the Stanford community come together for the tenth annual Cardinal Walk, a 1.25 mile journey around our scenic campus. Faculty, staff and students are all invited to take a break in their workday to celebrate the strong culture of wellness at Stanford. Last year, 1,700 of us came out to celebrate wellness and enjoy the event.

And why 1.25 miles, you might ask? The answer: to honor our university's 125th anniversary (read more about the Stanford 125 partnership by clicking here).

This year's Cardinal Walk will begin at the Stanford Stadium at 11:00 a.m. with pre-walk festivities, and then walkers will travel around the campus until about 1 p.m.
This year, the Stanford Junior University Marching Band will be on hand!

Event schedule:
11:00 a.m. – Music and light refreshments. All participants receive a free Cardinal Walk T-shirt 
12:00 p.m. – Walk begins

Our theme is "Celebrate Stanford," in honor of the university's 125th anniversary. We’re offering Amazon gift cards to the individuals who most proudly (and loudly!) show their Stanford pride! Do you have a Stanford tree hat? Some leftover Cardinal red face paint? Or maybe just a red and white feather boa in your closet? Then now is the time to break it out, wear it proud, and shout your Stanford love from the hilltops!

Starting at 11:00 a.m., we'll be handing out free T-shirts, 12.5% discount coupons to the Stanford bookstore, snacks and hosting other fun activities, such as a group warm-up. Along the walk route, water stations and fun entertainment will be provided.

If you are on-campus, take the Marguerite shuttle, or “warm up” by walking to the event. If you are off-campus, take advantage of the free parking available in the dirt parking lot next to Stanford Stadium.

This is a free, family-friendly event with no required registration.

Related stories:
Campus walking and biking maps
Why walk?


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