American Kidney Fund Steps that Count
2013 Date to Be Announced - Washington, DC
This 4 mile, no fee, non-competitive walk with family activities aims to raise funds for those with kidney disease, awareness for those at risk, and hope for those affected by kidney disease. The walk will begin and end at the beautiful Georgetown Waterfront. Enjoy a spectacular view of the Potomac River as you follow the scenic route along the C&O Canal Path. Enjoy food, beverages and live entertainment from Mix 107.3. A walk route of one mile is available for those who would like a shorter stroll. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Walk begins at 8 a.m.
Stomp Out Sickle Cell Walk
September 14, 2013 - Washington DC
This certified 5K Walk starts at Freedom Plaza and includes most of scenic Pennsylvania Ave., as the group raises awareness and educates the community about sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease affects the lives of tens of thousands of Americans and millions around the world. Proceeds will benefit the Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease and Faces of Our Children, Inc., a non-profit organization. Registration online is strongly encouraged at only $20 for those 18 and older.
MS Challenge Walk
September 21-22, 2013 - From Northern Virginia to Capitol Hill
The MS Challenge Walk is a 50 mile walk to raise money and awareness for the fight against multiple sclerosis. Walkers enjoy entertainment, meals and sleep together in communal indoor spaces. All walkers must raise a minimum of $1500 and must be at least 15 years old. Minors ages 15-17 may participate but must be accompanied by an adult.
MedStar NRH SuperH 5K Run, Walk & Wheel
Sept. 22, 2013 - Tysons Corner, VA
The 5K benefits the MedStar NRH adaptive and paralympic sports programs for those with disabilities, including wheelchair basketball and tennis, quad rugby, handcycling, sled hockey and more. Registration includes a post-race party with food and entertainment.
Walk for the Kids
2013 Date to Be Announced - Lake Accotink Park, Springfield, VA
Enjoy a walk, run, or even a bike ride on a 3.5 mile trail around beautiful Lake Accotink, and help children orphaned or impacted by AIDS and poverty. 25:40's Annual Walk for the Kids is a great chance to get out, whether for a walk in solitude, or for a meaningful, but fun family event! Registration is $15 per person in advance or $25 per person for on-site registration. The walk begins at 9 a.m.
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
September 28, 2013 - National Mall and the Tidal Basin
The 5K Walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Proceeds will benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. The walk will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k Walk/Run
September 29, 2013 - Nationals Park, Washington, DC
The 5K walk raises money to support cancer prevention research, education and outreach programs across the country.
Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's
September 29, 2013 - Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
October 26, 2013 - National Mall
The walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Participants will learn more about the disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, and the Association's support programs and services, and will join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's. Participation is free. Walkers are encouraged to raised funds.
Race for Every Child 5K
October 5, 2013 - Washington DC
The first annual (3.1 miles) race/walk will raise money for the nationally and internationally renowned Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC which serves more than 360,000 children and provides more than $50 million in uncompensated care every year. The event will raise critical funds for the hospital’s ongoing effort to provide specialized pediatric care, conduct research into childhood disease prevention and treatment, and provide wellness and preventative services to keep children healthy.
Walk For Humanity USA
2013 Date to Be Announced - Centreville, VA
Walk for Humanity is a non-profit, community-based, and volunteer-supported annual charity fundraising event. All collected funds are donated to organizations striving to eradicate hunger, provide disaster relief, and develop programs for youth. The 3 mile walk is a family friendly event at Bull Run Regional Park and strives to save lives and improve the quality of life of Americans throughout the country.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk
October 5, 2013 - Reston, VA
October 12, 2013 - Montgomery County, MD
October 19, 2013 - Washington DC
The annual walk and fundraising event pays tribute and brings hope to those battling cancer. Walkers gather at twilight holding illuminated balloons to support and honor survivors and loved ones lost. The event includes live music, free food and fun activities for the entire family.
Advocates for Justice and Education 5K Against Bullying
2013 Date to Be Announced - Washington DC
The 5K run, walk and roll begins at 7:30 a.m in Rock Creek Park, Stage Road near the tennis courts,
16th & Kennedy Streets NW Washington, DC. AJE organizes programs to empower youth and parents to be effective advocates on behalf of their children to ensure that they receive an appropriate education.
Down Syndrome Association Buddy Walk
2013 Date to Be Announced - Fairfax, VA
The Northern Virginia Buddy Walk is a short walk followed by a large festival with fun for all ages. More than 2000 participants are expected to raise funds in support of the awareness, education and advocacy efforts of the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia. Walk festivities include moon bounces, a rock wall, train rides, agility dogs, police, fire and rescue equipment including a police helicopter, cartoon characters; Dora the Explorer, Goofy & Scooby Doo, face painters, magicians, food vendors, an exhibitor pavilion plus much more!
American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes
2013 Date to Be Announced - Washington, DC
This 2 or 5 mile walk starts at Washington Nationals Baseball Stadium. More than 3,500 participants are expected to raise important funds for the American Diabetes Association's diabetes research, education and advocacy efforts. Entertainment and family fun activities will precede the walk.
National Walk for Hemophilia
October 26, 2013 - Washington, DC
The 1.5 mile walk raises funds for the National Hemophilia Foundation which is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for bleeding disorders. The organization strives to prevent the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research. Meets at the Lincoln Memorial.
AIDS Walk Washington
October 26, 2013 - Washington DC
AIDS Walk Washington is a 5K fundraising walk benefiting Whitman-Walker Clinic, a Washington, DC non-profit community-based health organization committed to ending the suffering of all those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Walk Now For Autism Speaks
November 2, 2013 – Washington DC
The signature fundraising event brings together hundreds of thousands of participants from across the United States and Canada to support autism research and raise awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism. The walk is a fun-filled, family friendly event on the National Mall.
November 3, 2013 - Washington DC
This family-friendly 5K walk around the Tidal Basin supports the Hearing Loss Association of America to raise awareness and help to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss. Money raised is shared between the national organization and local walk sites to provide information, education, advocacy and support. The event includes music, free food and fun activities for the entire family. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m.
Greater Washington Heart Walk
November 9, 2013 - Washington, DC
The walk is the American Heart Association’s mission in action. This annual celebration promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family environment. As the signature fundraising event, the Greater Washington Heart Walk is expected to raise $2.5 million for the American Heart Association’s life-saving mission. There is a 3 mile walk with a one mile short course. Health and wellness expo for the entire family. The walk begins at Nationals Park.
Help the Homeless Program
2013 Date to Be Announced - Washington, DC
The Fannie Mae Foundation sponsor a 3.1 mile walk to raise awareness and funds for Washington, DC area organizations that are working to prevent and end homelessness with an emphasis on programs that help homeless people return to independent living. Pre-registration and check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. on the front lawn of the Department of Agriculture, at Jefferson Drive between 12th and 14th Streets NW. Walk begins at 9:00 a.m.
St. Jude Give Thanks
2013 Date to Be Announced - Tysons Corner and Woodbridge, VA
The family-friendly 5K walk will be held in over 80 communities across the country. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay.
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