StepTrek 2021 FAQ

What is StepTrek?

It is a family-friendly noncompetitive walk through the South Side Slopes neighborhood. It is a self guided tour using maps and narratives. There are a series of streets, sidewalks and public stairways to walk.

Can I register online?

Yes, at

What is the cost?

The 2021 event is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $10 per person. Children 16 and under are free.

Can I register on the day of StepTrek?


Can I volunteer to help?

Yes, we love our volunteers! If you volunteer, you get a free t-shirt, and you can walk the routes before or after your shift. If you’re interested in helping this year, click here to sign-up.

Is there food or drink?

Click here to view a list of South Side food & drink businesses and their current status.

How do I access the maps?

The pay-what-you-can registration includes access to the digital maps and route narratives that will be distributed electronically. This will allow you to walk the routes during the event on October 2, or anytime after that day.

How do I pick-up the t-shirt I purchased?

If ordered by 9-18, shirts and hoodies will be available for pick-up at the event on October 2. Any merchandise ordered after 9-18 will be shipped in late October.

What’s new this year? 

Since it is our 21st anniversary, we are featuring bands along the routes and a DJ at the marketplace.

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