Event Details: Denver Brain Tumor Walk

Saturday, June 2, 2018, Sloan’s Lake Park, Denver, CO


Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Location: Sloan’s Lake Park – Entrance at 17th & Utica Denver, CO 80204 (South side of the park)
Registration: On site 7:30 – 9:00 AM. Please note that online registration will close at noon on May 31st
Program & Activities: 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Event Program Begins: 8:05 AM (Arrive early, so you don’t miss out on our speakers)
Team Captain Line Up: 8:15-8:25 AM New this year! (Team Captains are asked to stage to state their teams name and who they walk for)
Survivor Photo: 8:40 AM
Walk Start Time: 9:00 AM (We will make every effort to begin on time)
Length of Event: 5K Walk (~3.1 miles)

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

New this Year

Participants over 18 walk for $25, youth under 18 are free. After May 31st, adults $35. Online registration will be closing at noon on May 31st.

Team Captain Line Up – During the event program Team Captains will be asked to the stage to say their team’s name and who they are walking to honor or remember.

Tree of Hope – Honor and commemorate your loved ones on our Tree of Hope.

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 also be recognizing the team with the most team spirit before the walk.

Survivor Photo – A survivor photo will be taken in front of 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. However, please note that this lot will be reserved for Volunteers, Sponsors, Vendors, Top Teams and Handicapped individuals. We will do our best to monitor this lot but it will be first come first served.

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 or utilize the Sheridan Stop on the Light Rail.

Volunteers – Please keep in mind that parking is limited and plan accordingly. We will do our best to save you a spot in the 17th & Utica Lot.

Drop Off

Participants and handicapped individuals 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 assignment. Your time and efforts 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. Online registration will close at noon on May 31st. Adults will be charged $35 to register on the day of the event.
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. Please clean up after your pet. 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 participants, volunteers and survivors will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Please note that our t-shirt order is placed 30 days in advance of the event.  While we try to predict day of registrations, we encourage you to register in advance to ensure we have enough t-shirts for all participants. To maximize every dollar raised, the National Brain Tumor Society only provides event T-shirts to registered participants, survivors and volunteers.

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