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Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Location: Sloan’s Lake Entrance at 17th & Utica Denver, CO 80204
Registration: 7:30 – 8:30 AM
Program Begins: 8:30 AM
Walk Start Time: 9:00 AM
Program & Activities: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Length of Event: 5K Walk (~3.1 miles)
Event Day Program: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Top team and top individual fundraisers will be acknowledged during the closing ceremony.
VIP Team Incentives – Teams raising over $3,000, before May 20th, will have their own designated team area with a table, team banner, goody bag and exclusive video opportunity with Just Shutter Up. Teams raising over $500 before May 20th will have their own personalized team sign located on the walk route.
Team Tailgate Area – Bring your tents, chairs, picnic blankets and coolers. Make a day of it! There will be a designated area for teams to gather and enjoy each other’s company.
Photo Booth – We are encouraging teams to break out their tu tus, costumes and silly props. We will be recognizing the team with the most team spirit.
Rain or shine the event will go on!
Regardless of weather, layered clothing, wind breakers, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended.
Survivor Photo – a survivor photo will be taken at the stage at 8:50 AM. If you are a survivor and would like to participate, please make your way to the stage around 8:45 AM.
Directions & Parking
For directions, use the address: W 17th Ave & Utica, Denver CO 80204. The main walk entrance is located by the children’s playground just north of 17th Ave on the south side of Sloan’s Lake Park.
Additional Parking – Parking is available on streets in nearby neighborhoods. Team Carpooling is encouraged! We also encourage participants to ride their bikes, but remember to bring a bike lock.
Volunteers – Please park at Lake Middle school’s parking lots, 1820 Lowell Blvd, 80204. There are two of them, the other one is across the street, we will have access to both from 6-11am.
Participants may be dropped off at the 17th Street entrance- W 17th Ave & Utica on the north side of 17th Ave.
View our available volunteer opportunities
.Please check in at the Volunteer tent upon arrival to get your T-shirt and location of where help is needed! Your time and effort are greatly appreciated!
All funds raised through these events allow the National Brain Tumor Society to advance research and public policy to improve the lives of all those living with a brain tumor, as well as anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. Our mission is to find a cure for brain tumors – register today to help make a difference in the fight against brain tumors.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a registration fee?
Registration for the Walk is $25. Youth under 18 are free. All participants receive a free t-shirt. Upon registration, you will receive a personal fundraising page and useful online tools to help you jumpstart your efforts. Even after the event is over, you will still have access to your personal fundraising page, allowing you to maximize your impact in the fight against brain tumors.
Am I required to fundraise a minimum amount?
Adults are encouraged to raise a minimum of $500 or more to help fund the discovery of a cure and better treatments for brain tumors.
Where do Brain Tumor Events funds go?
Proceeds from the event support research to find a cure for brain tumors, public policy advocacy, and patient information to make sure the critical needs of the brain tumor community are met, through the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS).
Do I need to register my children?
No, children 17 and younger do not need to register or pay a fee to attend the event. However, we strongly encourage you to register your children ahead of time so that we can anticipate their attendance and secure their commemorative t-shirt.
I plan to participate to support one of my friends and their team. Do I still have to register?
If you are walking, running or riding you must register to participate. If you plan to attend as a cheering section, you do not need to register. Registration is open the day of the event.
Can I walk and volunteer?
What are Matching Gift Programs?
Many employers have matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Ask your employer or HR department for more information. Generally, you will be asked to complete and submit a form to NBTS for approval. This form can be sent to the above address.
To whom do I make checks payable?
All checks can be made payable to the National Brain Tumor Society. If you wish to support a Walk participant, please complete this form
and send to:National Brain Tumor Society
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458
Are pets allowed at the event?
Pet policies vary, and are based on the rules of each venue. If pets are permitted at the venue, please keep your pets on a leash at all times. And, if your pet does not do well in large crowds, please consider leaving them at home. Please do not leave your pet in your car during the event.
Will I receive an event t-shirt?
All registered participants, volunteers, and survivors receive a t-shirt.
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