Step Out

Event Details

We are excited to be in person for Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes. We will also have a virtual option, and we will keep your safety as our #1 priority.

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The Step Out Walk ia a great event for our communities to come together and support those living with diabetes and raise funds.

Mobile App: A lot of the Step Out action takes place on our mobile app! If you haven’t done so already, please make sure to download it (available on Apple and Android devices) or update to the latest version today so you’ll be ready to roll!

Using the mobile app, create your own virtual Step Out map by selecting between three different course options and choosing your own distance. Then, track your walk and progress to the finish line, and unlock special mission moments along the way.

Event Photos and Social Media: Be safe while taking photos and videos, and always observe social distancing guidelines. Please follow local health regulations. Amplify our message, share your team spirit and tag us on Facebook @adastepout or Twitter @AmDiabetesAssn and use the hashtags #ConnectedForACure in your posts.

Step Out® is back in person in 2022, and you won’t want to miss it! Step Out is a day full of fun and excitement as we celebrate people living with diabetes and fundraise in support of the mission of the American Diabetes Association®.

WHEN: August 28, 2022

TIME: The Step Out Walk begins at 10AM. Check-in for walkers begins at 8:30AM

WHERE: Belle Isle, 4 Inselruhe Ave. Detroit, MI 48207

You'll have the opportunity to earn our exclusive Recognition Gifts as a Thank You for your contributions and fundraising on behalf of the American Diabetes Association® (ADA). You will earn a Step Out T-shirt when you reach the $100 fundraising level ($30 for youth under age 17)

Day of Event Details

Please follow all signs and the instructions of parking directors on Belle Isle to ensure everyone’s safety. There will be ADA signs posted and parking attendants to help you find your way and get you to our event location!

How much does it cost to park on Belle Isle?
There is no cost to enter the park as a pedestrian or cyclist. However, a Recreation Passport or day pass is needed to DRIVE onto the island.

Fees for vehicle entry to Belle Isle State Park.
$12 for Michigan-registered vehicles annual pass
$6 for Michigan-registered motorcycles annual pass
$33 for non-resident annual pass
$9 for non-resident day pass

Click HERE or call 313-821-9844 for more information on passes.

Is there public transportation to get onto the island?
Yes! The #12 Conant Bus line stops right in front of the Aquarium/Conservatory complex. Click HERE for more information on the #12 Bus line.

Arrival and Check-In:
The is no registration fee for the 2022 Step Out Walk. When you arrive to the event, you will head to the Registration Tent to check-in, enter any offline donations you have received, and receive your walk bib. Individuals can register to walk the day-of.

Important Note: Please be advised that if you registered online, your emergency waiver form was completed before finalizing your registration. Individuals who register on-site will be required to complete the paper emergency waiver form.

What will you receive at Step Out Walk Registration Tent?
Your walk bib
Your 2022 Step Out: Michigan event t-shirt (must reach $100 fundraising minimum, $30 for youth under age 17)

Checklist/What to bring:
Your favorite walking outfit, team shirt, and good walking shoes!

  • A water bottle
  • Medical insurance card
  • Medical ID Tag or Bracelet (if applicable)
  • Favorite energy bar/gel - If there is a particular food that you must have or something you have been eating during training, please bring this with you.
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, bug spray, pain relievers, Vaseline, vitamins, and any medication you are taking.
  • Rain gear – we walk rain or shine!
  • Driver’s license/ID

Living Red Participants: A Living Red Participant is a person who lives with diabetes and showcases the courage it takes to live every day with this challenging disease. With hundreds of participants who may share a similar story, and hundreds more to support them, Living Red can help with the first step or the millionth – in the fight to live a healthier life!

Interested in lending a hand at our 2022 Step Out Michigan? We have volunteer opportunities on both Saturday, August 27 for set-up and Sunday, August 28 for day-of event roles. Check out our various roles, times, and sign up on our volunteer site here:


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Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes® is the premier fundraising campaign of the American Diabetes Association ®, now with virtual engagement designed for anyone and everyone to participate. The campaign has been expanded to include more members of our community and bring them together to learn about diabetes, healthy living and to support people living with diabetes. Step Out is a unique opportunity for businesses, clubs, friends and families to form virtual teams with the vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens.

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