Event Details: San Diego Brain Tumor Walk

Saturday, May 9, 2020, Virtual Event

Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2020
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: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Event Day Program

9:00 AM – Registration Opens

9:30 AM – Remembrance Ceremony near the balloon columns. This is an optional 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.

10:00 AM – Opening remarks

10:10AM – Guest Research Speaker

10:10AM – Brain Tumor survivor story

10:15 AM – Survivor Photo in front of the stage. All survivors at the event are encouraged to be in the photo.

10:30 AM – Walk Begins

11:20 AM – Silent Auction ends. Be sure to place your bids accordingly!

Final fundraising numbers announced
Top Fundraising Team, Top Fundraising Individual, Top Team Spirit 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

Click here for the map

Our event will be held at Field #2 closest to North Harbor Drive and West Grape Street. Look for the tents and balloon columns! There will be directional yard signs to guide you during the walk as well.

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.

Challenges & Prizes
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 is $25 until April 7th. Fees will increase to $30 from April 8th-May 7th at noon. Day of event registration is $40. Youth 17 under 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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