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Our Progress: $133,589 Goal: $130,000

Event Information

Stampede Scleroderma 2019

When: June 2, 2019
Where: Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Location: Water Tower Parking Lot - Everything will be held in this one location in 2019
Parking: Free parking in the zoo parking structure or the zoo parking lot

Schedule of Events: See times below - No packet pick-up is available, and T-shirts/medals must be picked up the day of the event (they cannot be mailed before or after the event to participants).

Please note the difference between registering and donating. You will be unable to change your donation or registration fees once they have been completed.

Registration Fees: Walking, running or attending the event.

Donating: Giving a tax-deductible gift on behalf of an individual or team in a specific amount that will not entitle the donor to walk, run or attend the event.

If you have questions about the difference between registration and donations, please contact the Scleroderma Foundation Michigan Chapter prior to registering or donating and we will assist you. Contact (248) 595-8526 or

Review the day's schedule (and note time and location changes).

Stampede Scleroderma is 40 years old and we are excited to be returning to the Detroit Zoo with some event changes we know you'll enjoy.

This year, all activities will be located in one area: the Water Tower Parking Lot directly next to the zoo parking structure off the 696 service drive. The entertainment stage will be front and center with the educational program beginning at 8:00 a.m.

The runs and walk will begin at 8:45 a.m. and the zoo gates will not open until 9:00 a.m. Check-in and registration will close at 8:30 a.m., so make sure you arrive prior to that time so you can secure your zoo tickets and T-shirt. If you do arrive after 8:30, you will have to pay an additional cost to enter the zoo and you will not be able to get your T-shirt (even if you have registered online).

Help the Michigan Chapter meet and exceed our fundraising goals.

We need our old friends and new friends to come together to help us meet and exceed our $130,000 fundraising goal. This will take every team and team member reaching out and asking friends, family members and co-workers for even a $5 donation. Can you imagine how much could be raised if every team member sets a goal to raise $50, $100 or more? Every dollar will support the three-fold mission of the Scleroderma Foundation Michigan Chapter.

Let's make the 40th Stampede Scleroderma the year that team members fundraise to get us closer to a cure.

Become a Team Leader

Interested in becoming a team leader but still have questions? Check out our Team Leader FAQ. Being a team leader means you and at least one other person will create a team name, walk or run virtually or in-person at the event, and enjoy a fun-filled day at the Detroit Zoo. Create your team today and start fundraising.

Important Dates and Times for the Event

May 2, 2019  Last day for guaranteed t-shirt sizing for all runners/walkers (T-shirts must be picked up at the zoo the morning of the event and cannot be mailed to participants.)

May 2, 2019    Last day for guaranteed signature event medal (those who register after this date will be given medals based on availability and may be given a medal that is not a signature event medal)

May 30, 2019 Last day for online registration (Midnight)

Schedule of Events (all located in the Water Tower Zoo Parking Lot)

7:00 a.m. Check-in and Same-day Registration areas open
7:30 a.m. Vendor tents open
Craft area opens
8:00 a.m. Raffle area opens
Voices of Scleroderma Patient and Program Updates and entertainment begins
8:30 a.m. Check-in and Same-day Registration areas close
NOTE: Zoo tickets & t-shirts stop being issued at 8:30 a.m.
8:45 a.m. 5k run begins (Start line outside the Woodward zoo gates)
8:50 a.m. One-mile run begins (Start line outside the Woodward zoo gates)
9:00 a.m. One-mile walk begins (Start line outside the Woodward zoo gates)
NOTE: The walk is not being held inside the zoo
9:00 a.m. Zoo gates open
9:45 a.m. Drawing for tin can
10:00 a.m. All tin can packages must be picked up and removed from area
10:30 a.m. Last call for guests to enter the zoo (without additional fees)
Water Tower Parking Lot activities will end

Remember: All participants MUST enter the Detroit Zoo no later than 10:30 a.m. or pay additional zoo fees. A zoo ticket is required to enter the zoo without paying these additional fees. Check-in and registration areas will be closing by 8:30 a.m., so arrive by this time in order to obtain your zoo ticket and T-shirt. We regret that no exceptions can be made.

Check out our 2019 running and walking route maps here.

Event questions?

We know our guests have questions about Stampede Scleroderma and we only have so much space on the website to provide that information. Because of that, we have a handy FAQ to answer the rest of your questions. Take the time to read this packet, and if you still have questions, feel free to contact the Michigan Chapter. Call (248) 595-8526 or email Laura Dyas at

Join the Stampede even if you can't come to the zoo.

Can't make it to the zoo for Stampede? Become a virtual participant and raise funds by asking friends, family members and co-workers to support you. It's easy to do. Just register for Stampede Scleroderma as a virtual participant, create your team page and begin fundraising.

Fundraise your way!

If you can't make Stampede Scleroderma and are unable to be a virtual participant, you can 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. Every dollar counts, so no matter what type of fundraiser you plan, the funds will directly support the programs and services of our chapter. Garage sales, spaghetti dinners, house parties and jeans days all make a significant impact. Not sure where to begin? The Michigan Chapter is here to support you with all your fundraising needs. Email Laura Dyas at for ideas and more information.

Thank You Sponsors

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Irene's Mutual Electric Christian Financial Credit Union

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Zoup United Jewish Foundation Auria

Friendship Brick and Stone Mill Steel Company RPT Realty

Sinclair Wealth Management Group Plante Moran GoGo Squeez

Mano's Authentic HealthSource of Troy Ascension

State Farm American House Senior Living Communities