Event Details: Denver Brain Tumor Walk

Saturday, June 3, 2017, Sloan’s Lake Park, Denver, CO


Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Location: Sloan’s Lake Park – Entrance at 17th & Utica Denver, CO 80204
Registration: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Program Begins: 8:30 AM
Walk Start Time: 9:00 AM
Program & Activities: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Length of Event: 5K Walk (~3.1 miles)

Top team and top individual fundraisers will be acknowledged during the closing ceremony, so be sure to stick around following the walk.

New this Year

Pinwheels to Honor and Celebrate – Participants will  have the opportunity to honor and celebrate those they are walking for, by decorating a Pinwheel to be displayed on the walk route. Participants are welcome to bring small photos to put on these and personalize. We invite you to take these home, following the walk.

Raffle Tent – We have some amazing raffle items for you to buy tickets for. Some of these items include tickets to Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Train, a Broncos game, the Rockies, the Denver Zoo, Elitch Gardens, a hotel stay,  and much much more. All of the proceeds will go to benefit NBTS and the Denver Brain Tumor Walk.

Event Program Areas and Activities

Team Central – Participants will have the opportunity to paint a sign for their team, to use during the walk.

Team and Individual Fundraising Prizes – We want to thank those teams and participants that go above and beyond. Check out this year’s fundraising challenges and prizes HERE. Stick around after the walk to see these folks valiant fundraising efforts be recognized.

Team Tailgate Area – Bring your tents, chairs, picnic blankets and coolers. There will be plenty of room for teams to set-up shop and make a day of it!

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.

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.

Refreshment Tent – Light refreshments will be served, following the walk. This does not serve as a lunch. We encourage participants to bring a picnic lunch, stay and hang out.

Team Tailgate Area – There will be plenty of room to set up tents, chairs, picnic blankets, yard games and coolers. We encourage teams to make a day of it and hang around and have a good time, following the walk. Again, we suggest setting up a tent or some sort of shade for your team.


As we all know, the weather can be a little unpredictable in Colorado. Rain or shine the event will go on! Regardless of weather, layered clothing, wind breakers, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended. We also, highly recommend, you bring some form of shade for you and your team.

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 keep in mind that parking is limited and plan accordingly.

Drop Off

Participants may be dropped off at the 17th Street entrance- W 17th Ave & Utica on the north side of 17th Ave.

Volunteer Information
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).
Learn more.

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?

Yes! If you plan to walk and volunteer, please register as a Walker FIRST, and then email your contact information to us.

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
[Denver Brain Tumor Walk]
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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