Length: Estimated 3 miles
Where: Scenic route that winds through East End neighborhood and along beautiful Buffalo Bayou
What: Learn more about Houston’s East End, meet our students and volunteers and support The Woods Project
This estimated 5K walk will take you on a journey through Houston’s historic East End, where many of The Woods Project’s students live and play. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for The Woods Project and promises to be a great morning of community, history and fun!The scenic route includes stops along a beautiful undeveloped area of Buffalo Bayou, where walkers will learn about the efforts to clean up the bayou.
Additionally, what makes this Walk very unique are the history stops found throughout the route, such as Firehouse #2. Walkers are encouraged to visit history stops to learn about important people and places in the area and the role they have played in shaping Houston.
The Walk is a great opportunity to meet The Woods Project’s students. Join us to celebrate our students and see the historic East End!
The event will be fun for the whole family with plenty of family-friendly activities and entertainment happening during and after the walk. However, please be advised that due to local restrictions, glass containers, any animals including dogs, roller skates, skateboards, or bikes are not allowed at the event. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the Bayou Trail.
The Golden Boot Award
The Golden Boot is awarded each year to the team that can bring out the most participants to the Walk for the Woods Project. It is a prestigious award which shows your team’s commitment to our program and to improving the lives of our students.
Parking is “first come, first serve” at Ripley House, and it will fill up quickly.
Look for volunteers and signs to help you get to the right place!
You can register as an individual, or you can join a walk team!
Is your company interested in supporting the Walk or sponsoring your team?
Sponsorship opportunities are available!