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Event Information

Time:
Registration at 7:00am
Ceremony and Walk at 9:00am

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Location:
Denver City Park
2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80205
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Contact:
Ali Brieske and Rebecca Engle | 303-813-1669 | abrieske@alz.org

General Information

Where do the funds go?
All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Do I have to register in order to Walk?
Yes, we want to know you’re walking with us and need every walker to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, we ask every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Do I need to register my children for Walk?
Yes, children should register. Parents/guardians can register children online or complete an offline registration form and sign the waiver on behalf of the child.

Does every walker get a T-shirt?
Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100. Unless otherwise communicated, T-shirts will be available for pick up on Walk day.

How do I get my offline donations to show up on my personal fundraising Web page?
Donations can be made offline by submitting a check or money order by mail or hand-delivering to the local Alzheimer’s Association office 455 N Sherman St. Ste. 500 Denver, CO 80203. Write your name and/or your team's name clearly on the check so we give you credit/ Be sure to include your offline donation form, which can be found in your Participant Center or on your fundraising Web page, to make sure you receive credit for the donation. Donations typically take 1-2 weeks to show up on your Web page.

Event Specifics

Are pets, strollers, bicycles and skates allowed on Walk day?
We do allow strollers, but for everyone’s safety, no skateboards, bicycles, inline skates and wheelie footwear. Because the Denver Walk is so large, we would appreciate it if you left your four legged friends at home on Walk day. The crowd is large, and, it can prove to be highly stressful for our fur babies. We also want to be very sensitive to our guests with dementia. 

What happens if it rains?
Walk is a rain or shine event. However, in the case of severe weather, we will cancel. If this is the case, we will update our Walk homepage on or before the morning of the event.

If someone is going to Walk but not fundraise do they still need to register?

Yes! Every Walker including children will be required to be registered and have a wristband

How do I get a Promise Garden flower?
On Walk day, you will receive a wristband. Each registered walker with a wristband will receive a Promise Garden flower. Please choose the color that best represents your connection to the disease.

  • Blue represents someone with Alzheimer's or dementia
  • Purple is for someone who has lost a loved one to the disease.
  • Yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.
  • Orange is for everyone who supports the cause and vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.

Where can I park my Care Community's busses?

There will be special drop off and parking for Care Community busses. Please see map below. 

2017 care community bus route

Can donations be turned in on Walk day?

While we encourage you to turn in all your money prior to Walk day you can definitely bring last-minute donations to the Walk! 

Can we continue to fundraise and turn in money AFTER Walk day?

YES! Please do! 

Where can I park?

We strongly encourage everyone to make the necessary arrangements to arrive early and secure parking. There will be limited, first come first served parking available in the shared surface lot for the Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature and Science, in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science's underground parking garage, and at East High School. There will also be shuttles running from 7:00am-11:00am at Manual High School (1700 E 28th Ave, Denver, CO 80205) Click here to see the location. There is also street parking all around the neighborhoods. Another option is to avoid driving and take a car sharing service like Lyft or Uber. 

Where do I enter the park?

The Walk will be on the East side of City Park between the Museum of Nature and Science and Ferril Lake.  If you're going Northbound on Colorado Blvd., go past the entrance to the Museum (Montview) and take the next left (west) onto 22nd Ave. There is a small white building (Police Station) on that corner.  See a map of City Park here.

Will there be food and water?

There will be complimentary refreshments for walkers. 

Will there be first aid?

Yes! There will be a first-aid tent and an EMT.

Still have questions?

Check out our FAQs page, or contact:
Coordinator: Ali Brieske and Rebecca Engle
Phone: 303-813-1669
Email: abrieske@alz.org

Thank you for all you do in the fight against Alzheimer’s.