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Event Details: San Diego Brain Tumor Walk

Saturday, May 14, 2016, The Waterfront Park, San Diego, CA

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Location: The Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
Registration: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Walk Start Time: 10:10 AM
Program & Activities: 9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Length of Event: Approx. 1.8 miles

Event Day Program

9:45 AM – Opening remarks

9:55 AM – Brain Tumor survivor story

10:00 AM – Survivor Photo in front of the stage. All survivors at the event are encouraged to be in the photo.

10:10 AM – Walk Begins

11:05 AM – The final walkers should be arriving – we’ll settle back and hear our guest researcher speakers.

11:10 AM – Guest Research Speaker
    Final fundraising numbers announced
    Top Fundraising Team and Individual announced

Rain or shine the event will go on! Regardless of weather, layered clothing, windbreakers, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended.

Directions & Parking

Enter address into your GPS:
1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101

Our event will be held at Field #2 closest to North Harbor Drive and West Grape Street. Click here to check out where our festivities will be held as well as the walk route! There will be directional yard signs to guide you during the walk as well.

*Please note that the walk route may not print in it’s entirety on 8 1/2″ x 11” paper.*

Parking is very limited around the site. Please click here for a map of available public parking in the surrounding area. Many places will charge for parking, which you will incur the fee for. There are also metered parking in the area.

Drop Off Information

There will be a loading/unloading and drop off area right in front of where our event will be held on Harbor Drive.

Food at the Walk
There will be a “Refreshments” tent with donated dry goods and water however these are on a first-come, first-served basis and will not serve as a meal.

Challenges & Prizes

  • Custom T-Shirts for your Team – One fundraising team will have an opportunity to win if members collectively raise $500 before Friday, March 4th.
  • Enter into a drawing for your chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card when you recruit 10 teammates and collectively raise $1,000 by Friday, April 8th.
  • Don’t forget about the $1K Club Challenge – raise $1,000 by Thursday, May 12th, to be entered to win a mini tablet!

Visit our Fundraising Challenges and Prizes page for more details.

Thank you for your support & Good Luck!

Volunteer Information

Interested in volunteering for this event? Learn more about volunteer opportunities

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
[Event Name]
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458

Are pets allowed at the event?

Pets are allowed as long as they are on a leash that is less than 6 feet long.

Will I receive an event t-shirt?

All registered participants, volunteers, and survivors receive a t-shirt.

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