When is the 2014 Baby Steps 3K Walk and Party?

Saturday, May 31, 2014. Walk begins at 9 a.m., Party at 10 a.m.

Where does the 2013 Baby Steps event take place?

Minnesota State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave.
Falcon Heights, MN 55108

The 3K Walk will start outside the Grandstand and continue around the Fairgrounds property. The Party takes place in and around the Grandstand. The Fair property is handicap accessible. 
 

What is the schedule for Baby Steps 3k and Party?

Registration Opens: 7:30 a.m.
T-shirt Sales Start: 7:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m.
3K Walk Starts: 9:10 a.m.
Party: 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 

How long is the Baby Steps 3K walk?

Three kilometers, or 1.76 miles. 
 

Can I bring my dog?

No. The Minnesota State Fairgrounds only allows service dogs.
 

How do I register?

Get registered online now.
 

Are strollers allowed?

Yes.
 

Do I have to register anyone in a stroller?

Children under 2 years old are free. However, we would still like you to register them online.
 

What does registration include?

It includes entry to the 3K walk with party to follow, along with snacks and kids activities. The only extra expense is event t-shirts.
 

How do I make a donation or sponsor a team?

Click here to search for a team or participant to support.
Click here to support the neonatal program at Children's.
 

Where to the funds go?

All proceeds will benefit the neonatal program at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, including the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), infant care center (ICC), special care nursery (SCN), and more.

I’ve been given cash and checks to donate to our team’s online fundraising. What do I do with it?

Send it in the mail to:

Baby Steps at Children’s Foundation
2910 Centre Pointe Drive
Roseville, MN 55113

It will take a few days after the donation is received to show up in your online total. Checks can be made out to ‘Baby Steps 3K.’ Please be sure to write down what team it is sponsoring. 
 

How do I purchase event T-Shirts?

T-shirts will be available for purchase at the event on a first come- first served basis. Kids shirts are $10 and adult shirts are $15.

Where do I park?

Please park in the Giraffe and Midway lots.  All parking at the State Farigrounds is free. View the map of the Fairgrounds. 
 

Do you have packet pick up before event day?

No. Registration opens as early as 7:30 a.m. on event day.
 

Can I make a quilt square for my NICU graduate(s)?

Yes!  There will not be a table at the event this year, but participants can make them on their own.  To contribute a square, please fill out the template here and send to:

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
c/o Sue Thune
345 N. Smith Ave., MS 60310
Saint Paul, MN 55102

What if the weather is bad on the day of the walk?

Baby Steps is a rain-or-shine event and there is no back-up date. If severe weather occurs, the start of the walk may be postponed for several minutes until the weather passes. If the storm is persistent, the walk/event may be cancelled. These decisions will be made at the event, and will be announced at the start line and at the registration area.

Because this is an important fundraiser, it is our policy to not issue refunds in the unlikely event that Baby Steps is cancelled.

Whom do I contact for any further questions?

Briana Oakes, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 651-855-2835.

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