Event Details: Denver Brain Tumor Walk

Saturday, June 6, 2020, Sloan’s Lake Park, Denver, CO


Date: Saturday, June 6, 2020
Location: Sloan’s Lake Park (South side of the park)
Length of Event: 5K Walk (~3.1 miles)
7:15 AM – On site registration opens
7:30 AM – Activities open
8:00 AM – Event Program Begins
8:10 AM – Remembrance Ceremony
8:20 AM – Guest Speakers
8:35 AM – Survivor Photo
8:40 AM – Sharing Hope Visionary Award & Team Spirit Award
8:45 AM – Team Captain Call Out
9:00 AM – Walk Begins (We will make every effort to begin on time)
Following Walk – Top Fundraising Teams and Individuals Recognized, Grand Total Announced, Raffle Items Awarded

Remembrance Ceremony
This is an elective ceremony for people to join if they want to honor a loved one who has passed away. We will take a few minutes to read a poem and listen to a song and reflect on their memory. This will take place at 8:10 AM and will be located on the East side of the playground, East of the stage.

Sharing Hope Visionary Award
We will be recognizing a special team for the first ever “Sharing Hope Visionary Award.” Criteria to achieve this honor is comprised of several components, but not limited to amount fundraised, number of team members, sharing of their story on team page and social media, years participated and so many others. This is an honor bestowed upon teams that go above and beyond in more than just fundraising and spread awareness for the NBTS mission.

Tiered Registration Fees
In an effort to better serve our participants and to conserve waste, we are introducing our tiered registration fees this year (17 & younger are FREE).

  • $25 Until May 8th
  • $30 May 8th – June 4th (online registration will close at noon on June 4th) 
  • $40 Day of Event

Other 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 Captain Call Out – During the event program Team Captains will be asked to the stage, to say the name of their team and who they are walking to honor or remember.

Honor and Celebrate Tent – Honor and commemorate your loved ones with a message to hang on our beautiful, Tree of Hope.

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 during the event program. If you are a survivor and would like to participate, please make your way to the stage around 8:30 AM.

Refreshment Tent – Light refreshments will be served, following the walk. 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. Again, we suggest setting up a tent or some sort of shade for your team. Please do not stake tents.

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. Please be conscientious of residents and do not block driveways. 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 reserve you a spot in the 17th & Utica Lot.

Drop Off
Per city regulations, handicap parking is first come first served. We are not permitted to mark off additional handicap spaces. Our apologies for the convenience. Participants and handicapped individuals may be dropped off at the 17th Street entrance- W 17th Ave & Utica on the north side of 17th Ave. It is recommended to arrive early to avoid lines and traffic.

Volunteer Information
We are always looking to grow our planning committee. If you or someone you know are interested in helping us make this walk the best it can be, please reach out to tduncan@braintumor.org. View our available volunteer opportunities here. Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated!

Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a registration fee?
Registration for the Walk is $25 until May 3rd, then the fee will be $30 beginning May 4th – May 30th. On site registration will be available at the walk for $40 per adult. Youth under 18 are free. Online registration will close at noon on May 30th.

All participants will receive a commemorative 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. Take advantage of the cool prizes we offer for going above and beyond with your fundraising efforts.

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. However, it is not a requirement.

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 check volunteer. You may also 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. Sloan’s Lake Park does allow pets. Please keep your pets on a leash at all times and follow the park rules. 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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