MDA Muscle Walk of Lake County, IL

Join us on September 15, 2019


Event Date: 09/15/2019

Event Time: 9:00 am

Event Location: Independence Grove Forest Preserve

People living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and other related neuromuscular diseases, are robbed of the strength that most of us take for granted every day – the strength to walk, talk, laugh, hug, even breath. At MDA, we give strength to those who need it most.

Our muscle walks are celebrations of giving strength. An opportunity to recognize the members of our community -- you, supporters, caregivers, friends and family – and come together in support of our common cause.

Sign up for Muscle Walk as an individual, with a team, or create your own team. Ask others to join and support you with a donation — they'll be grateful for a fun and rewarding experience.

Your participation at an MDA Muscle Walk helps to support our mission of transforming the lives of people living with neuromuscular disease through research, treatments and care.

For more information about this event, please contact the local MDA office at:
312-254-0632 or [email protected]


Schedule of Events: 

9:00am - Registration Opens 

9:00am-10:30am - Entertainment & Activities 

10:15am - Burn Boot Camp Warm Up

10:30am - Walk Starts!

12:00pm - Closing Ceremonies & Awards


Walk Details:

Location: Independence Grove, Libertyville - 16400 W. Buckley Road, Libertyville IL, 60048

*The preserve's main entrance is on Buckley Road (Route 137), just east of Milwaukee Avenue (Route 21), and west of River Road.

Parking: Parking spots are available in Lot B and Lot D right by the Visitor's Center.

Registration: Each participant will need to check-in at the registration tent. Any participant who did not register online will need to complete an event waiver. Participants can also turn in donations and pick up their t-shirts. Participants who raised $100 by August 6th, will receive their t-shirt at the walk. Anyone who raised $100 after August 6th, will receive their t-shirt in the mail after the walk. 

Passport: New this year - be sure to pick up a passport at registration. Visit each of the vendor booths to get a sticker. Once you've received a sticker from each vendor, drop off the completed passport to the MDA table to be entered into a drawing. 

Refreshments: Light snacks and refreshments will be available to all walkers before and after the walk. Coffee & hot chocolate will be provided by AveXis

Walk Route: The walk route and location are wheelchair accessible. Participants can enjoy a 2.5-mile walk on Overlook Trail, or a .7-mile walk on the South Bay Trail Loop at Independence Grove Forest Preserve.

**With the exception of service animals, dogs, horses, and other pets are not permitted in this preserve. 

To learn more about the Independence Grove Forest Preserve visit

National Partners

Muscle Walk National Partners


Quick Stats

$23,327.50 Raised
106 Participants

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