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Walk Details

2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Twin Cities, MN

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Event Information

Schedule of Events:
Registration at 8:00 a.m. | Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. | Walk to immediately follow

Target Field | 1 Twins Way Minneapolis, MN 55403 | Map it

Route Length: 1- 3 miles

Terri Waddell | 952.857.0549 | mnnd-walk@alz.org

We're moving forward with plans to host the Walk to End Alzheimer's in person this fall. We are planning every Walk with the health and safety of our constituents, staff and volunteers as our top priorities. All events will implement safety protocols including physical distancing, masks (where required), contactless registration, hand sanitizing stations and more. We will continue to closely monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines to ensure Walk events adhere to recommendations and are safe for attendees.

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 participant to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, we ask every participant 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 participant get a T-shirt?
Every registered participant who achieves the fundraising minimum of $100 will receive an official Walk to End Alzheimer's T-shirt via USPS. To receive a shirt in time for Walk day, participants must raise the T-shirt minimum at least four weeks prior to the event. There will not be T-shirts available onsite Walk Day as all shirts will be mailed. 

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. 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 one to two weeks to show up on your web page. Don't want to wait? You can also deposit checks directly to your Walk page from the Walk to End Alzheimer's mobile app for iPhone or Android.

Event Specifics

Will there be COVID-19 safety measures in place at Walk?
The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers are our top priorities. Walk events will be designed with this in mind including a venue layout that allows for physical distancing, hand sanitizer stations, contactless registration and more. The Association will continue to closely monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines and make adjustments to our event-day safety protocols as needed.

Are there any additional Safety Measures in place?
Yes, this year we will be utilizing Target Field’s new safety protocol, including metal detectors and bag checks. This will mean that every walker will need to show proof of registration at the gates.

What qualifies as proof of registration?
From your mobile phones, Walkers can show team or individual fundraising page to our volunteer gate agents, show a printed copy, or stop by one of the registration tents to sign up without a smart phone. We strongly encourage registration in advance of Walk Day to help keep lines short.

Where will we walk? 
Joining us at Target Field? Checkout the route map. Walking in your neighborhood? Download the mobile app for enhanced features to aid your Walk Day experience.

TC route 2021 Target Field map

Are pets, strollers, bicycles and skates allowed on Walk day?
We do allow strollers, but for everyone's safety, we discourage skateboards, bicycles, inline skates and wheelie footwear. Pets are not allowed at Target Field unless they are official service animals.

Is there Parking available? 
There is not a designated location for parking; however we recommend the A, b, C lots managed by MPLS Parking. You can find details on availability, rates and information on oversized parking permits at mplsparking.com.

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.

We need volunteers! Know anyone who might be interested in helping us on the day of the event?
We need volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up, registration, water stops, Promise Garden and so much more. All interested volunteers should visit our volunteer signup site for more details.

How do I get a Promise Garden Flower?
At Target Field, registered Walkers can visit the United Healthcare Promise Garden to choose the color that best represents your connection to the disease.

  • Blue represents someone living with Alzheimer's or another dementia
  • Purple is for those who have lost a someone to the disease.
  • Yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for a person living with Alzheimer's.
  • Orange is for those who support the cause and the Association's vision of a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

Still have questions?

Check out our FAQs page, or contact:
Coordinator: Terri Waddell
Phone: 952.857.0549
Email: mnnd-walk@alz.org

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