Online registration is closed. If you would like to attend the event, day-of registration is available at the Detroit Zoo on Sunday, June 3 starting at 7a. Making a donation to someone walking or running is not the same as registering. To make a donation, please click here.

Our Progress: $128,277.00 Goal: $0.00

Event Information

2018 Stampede Scleroderma

When: June 3, 2018
Where: Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Do you hear that? Our stampede of enthusiastic scleroderma patients, supporters and friends is returning to the Detroit Zoo on Sunday, June 3, 2018. As we celebrate our 39th annual Stampede Scleroderma fundraiser and look forward to our 40th event next year, we’re hoping to raise more than ever before. Help us meet our 2018 fundraising goal of $106,000 by reaching out to your friends and family and starting to fundraise today.

Fundraising is a team effort. Start your own team and invite your friends and family to join you and fundraise. Get creative, and challenge your teammates to raise even $10 more than last year. Every dollar will put us one step closer to finding a cure and support the three-fold mission of the Scleroderma Foundation: support, education and research.

Interested in becoming a team leader, but have questions? Check out our Team Leader FAQ.

So Much to Look Forward To

Register for a 5k run, one-mile run or one-mile walk that will take you through the historic streets of Huntington Woods, and then spend the day exploring the zoo with friends and family. If you aren’t interested in running or walking, join us for activities before the races, and then enjoy free, all-day zoo admission.

Other Stampede perks:
  • T-shirts with guaranteed sizing for all runners and walkers who register online before May 4, 2018
    • T-shirts for participants who register after May 4, 2018, or day of will be offered based on availability
  • Free, all-day zoo admission
  • Medals for all runners who register online before May 4, 2018
    • Medals for participants who register after May 4, 2018, or day of will be offered based on availability
  • Tin can raffles (before races begin)
    • Winners drawn and written on white board at 8:45 a.m. Prizes must be removed from area by 10 a.m.
  • Mascot meet-and-greet
  • Team and individual photo area and booth opening at 7 a.m.
  • Voices of Scleroderma - Patient and Program Updates (30-minute session)

Schedule of Events

7 a.m. Registration opens (two registration areas for runners/walkers with on-site credit card processing)
8 a.m. 5k run begins (follow signs to start line outside the Woodward zoo gates)
8:10 a.m. One-mile run begins (follow signs to start line outside the Woodward zoo gates)
8:15 a.m. One-mile walk begins (follow signs to start line outside the Woodward zoo gates). NOTE: The walk is not being held inside the zoo
8:30 a.m. Zoo gates open
9:30 a.m. Last call for guests to enter the zoo (without additional fees)
9:30-10:00 a.m. Voices of Scleroderma Patient and Program Updates Located under the ShowMobile in the main picnic grove near the main admission gates

New for 2018

  • Quicker registration:
    • Separate day-of registration area
    • Pre-registered participant area separated by alphabet
  • Accepting credit cards electronically on-site in the day-of registration area, store and raffle area
  • Scleroderma Store featuring new products with option to pre-order online and pick-up and pay for the day of the event
    • The store is open from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
    • Visit to see store items
    • Call the office at least one week in advance to order items - (248) 595-8526
    • All snacks and refreshments will be provided outside the zoo gates and not along the run routes

Virtual Fundraising

Can’t make it to the zoo for Stampede? Plan a fundraiser on your time, in your area! Host a car wash, golf outing, community walk or another activity and raise funds to support our mission. Not sure where to begin? The Michigan Chapter is here to support you with all of your fundraising needs. Email Laura Dyas at for ideas and more information.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ.

All participants MUST enter the Detroit Zoo no later than 9:30 a.m. or pay additional zoo fees.

Thank You Sponsors

Boehringer Ingelheim actelion new.jpg Bayer


Auria Christian Financial Brogan & Partners


Mutual Electric The Cabinet Studio Plante Moran


Friendship Jiffy Mix TI Automotive


4Imprint Mill Steel Company Sherman Williams


United Therapeutics University of Toledo, College of Nursing Green Safe Products


PPG Paints PPG Paints


PPG Paints Nexlink Communications Toshiba


T & I Fred Wood Bemer Group


Blackwell Ford The Rotary Club of Mt. Clemens EMC2


Lamar Advertising company Panera Bread GoGo Squeez


Stampeders committed to a cure:

Leo and Libby Sklar
Derrick Dyas
Laura and Steve Dyas
Cosgrove Family
John and Marina Bebes
Pour Family-Brian and Pamela
Rubin Family-Sandra and Marvin
In memory of Thomas C Assiff