MacKids Walk & Wheel is an annual tradition for patients, families and supporters of McMaster Children’s Hospital, including Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre.

Since 2012, more than $2 million has been raised to enhance patient care.

MacKids Walk & Wheel will be returning to Bayfront Park on June 3, 2023. Participants are encouraged to join us for the Tikes on Trikes (5 & under) bike ride, the Wonders on Wheels (6 & up) ride and/or the all-ages Trailblazers Walk. These activities are followed by Miraclefest, a celebration that includes lunch, face painting, bounce castles, the ever-popular Teddy Bear Hospital and so much more!

Event Day Timeline:

9:00 a.m. Registration Open
9:35 a.m. Opening Ceremony
10:00 a.m. Tikes on Trikes (5 and under)
10:20 a.m. Wonders on Wheels (6 & up)
10:45 a.m. Mascot Dance Party
11:00 a.m. Trailblazer Family Walk & Miraclefest Opens
12:00 p.m. Fundraising Awards
1:00 p.m. Event ends


All participants (children, youth and adults) are encouraged to register in advance online. Registration is $25 for adults 18 and older, and free for children and youth 17 and younger. Please note, if you register after April 30th, 2023, event t-shirts will be subject to availability and will not be guaranteed. Once you are registered, you have access to the fundraising platform and will be eligible for great prizes.

New for 2023 - All participants need to be registered in advance. Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on June 1st, 2023.

Fundraising Tips

Every step and every dollar help support patients and families at McMaster Children’s Hospital, including Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre. Are you ready to make real change? Kick-start your fundraising by checking out our fundraising tips!


Click here for answers to some frequently asked questions.


A friendly reminder for all our participants who will be wheeling during their adventure to wear a helmet when biking, and additional safety gear (knee pads, etc.) if you are rollerblading or skateboarding.

COVID-19 and Masks

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation aligns with the same guidelines that are shared by public health, and this policy extends to all our Foundation hosted events as well.

Walk & Wheel partners and attendees are welcome to wear masks, but are not required to wear masks. We ask that no one attend the event if they feel ill. We are cognizant that many Walk & Wheel attendees may have increased vulnerabilities due to health conditions, so continue to feel free to wear a mask as we hope all will feel welcome and comfortable to take part in all the awesome activities planned.

Additional Reminders:

  • Do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell or have any COVID-19 symptoms, are waiting for COVID-19 test results or have been exposed to an individual with COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Always wash hands before and after eating, as well as before and during food preparation.


All participants are encouraged to fundraise. Your support will make a vital difference for children and youth receiving care at McMaster Children's Hospital. Once registered, you’ll have access to a personalized participant centre where you can send emails to request support, view your progress and send thank-you emails. Prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers (see below for details and regulations).

Your Dollars at Work

When you fundraise for MacKids Walk & Wheel, you help us purchase the best equipment and enable specialized treatment and services for children and youth in our region. Visit Mackids.ca to learn more about McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation.


Click here to view all prizes. There are TONS of fundraising prizes, registration prizes and other draws where you can win some great items!