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Walk Details

2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Greenville, SC

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Event Information

Schedule of Events:
Registration at 8:00 AM | Ceremony at 8:45 AM | Walk at 9:00 AM

Location:
Fluor Field at the West End | 945 S. Main St. Greenville, SC 29601 |

Route Length: 2 miles

Contact:
Kimberly Best | 864.312.6436 | kbest@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 should I park?
Event parking will be available at Greenville High School (GHS) until 12 noon. Access the GHS lot from Green Ave (via Dunbar St or Vardry St). Be aware that trolley service will NOT be running. View parking map.

What is the walk route?
Our 2 mile walk route is through downtown Greenville. View route map.

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.

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.

Should I join the in-person Walk at Fluor Field or use the Walk from Home option?
The in-person experience at Fluor Field will be greatly impacted by area construction and changes to our event layout in compliance with health and safety guidelines. When making your Walk day plans, please consider the increased time and mobility required for parking (no trolley service), entering the event area (by descending stairs or extra walking), visiting the exhibits (spread out around the edge of the outfield), and, if necessary, visiting the restrooms in the concourse area (by ascending stairs or extra walking). Our staff and volunteers are excited to offer the Walk in-person this year and will do anything possible to make this a great experience for all who attend but we want you to be aware of these challenges before you arrive so you can make plans accordingly.

Are pets welcome?
No, pets are not allowed inside Fluor Field so please leave them at home.

Are strollers, bicycles and skates allowed on Walk day?
We do allow strollers, but skateboards, bicycles, inline skates and wheelie footwear are not allowed inside Fluor Field for this event. Be aware that while strollers are allowed, if you are not able to navigate down the stairs to the field, you will need to walk a further distance to get level access.  Volunteers will be on hand to direct you in this case.

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.

What should I bring to Walk?
As little as possible! Maybe your cell phone, ID and keys, but leave the rest of it at home or locked in your vehicle. Fluor Field limits what can be brought in and reserves the right to check all bags. Of course you can bring any donations you'd like to turn in and put them in our dropbox when you arrive. Please make sure all donations are in an envelope with your participant or team name on it so we can record them correctly.

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 page for more information about event day roles and responsibilities.

How do I get a Promise Garden Flower?
Each registered participant will receive a Promise Garden flower. Please 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: Kimberly Best
Phone: 864.312.6436
Email: kbest@alz.org

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