Q: Is there a registration fee?
A: No, there is no registration fee to participate.
Q: What if it rains?
A: The event is rain or shine and would only be postponed or canceled in the instance of severe weather that would compromise the safety of our guests.
Q: Is there a fundraising minimum?
A: No, but we strongly encourage each participant to set a $150 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official walk t-shirt!
Q: Is the event/Walk kid-friendly?
A: Yes! The pre-event and Walk are both family-friendly, and we will have activities to keep you little ones entertained. The pre-walk event and walk route are both paved and stroller-friendly.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Yes! Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome. We will also have some doggy swag at our AFSP Merchandise area so you pup can walk the walk in style.
Q: Must-have items I should bring?
A: We recommend bringing comfy shoes, bug spray, sunscreen, reusable water bottles, donations, and money to purchase your AFSP swag!
Q: If I come alone, will someone walk with me?
A: Yes! Volunteer Walk Buddies will be on-site to walk with anyone who does not want to walk alone or needs assistance navigating the walk route. You will be able to identify volunteer Walk Buddies by their orange t-shirts that say "Walk Buddy."
If I raise enough money, will my whole team get a shirt?
No. The event shirts are only given to individuals who raise $150. If your whole team wants a shirt, each member must raise $150.
Q: Can I bring my own table / tent / chairs for my team?
A: No. However, you do have the opportunity to have AFSP provide your team a tent and/or table at the Walk by earning them through our Team & Walker Rewards!
Q: Can I register at the Walk?
A: Yes! You can register in-person at the Walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until 12/31/2023.
Q: Where can I park?
A: There are tons of parking lots all around One Loudoun. However, we do recommend you arrive early to beat the crowds and get a good space.
Q: Will there be food/drink available?
A: Water and light snacks will be provided by AFSP for volunteers and registered walkers only. There are also lots of restaurants where you can get food "to go" in the area as well.
Q: What is the Care Team?
A: Care Team members are volunteer mental health professionals who will be on-site to talk to anyone who may need support at the Walk. You will be able to identify them by their purple t-shirts that say "Care Team."
Q: What if my group gets separated?
A: We advise guests to use the DJ station as a meet-up location. Additionally, you can alert the DJ at the stage to make an announcement over the sound system.
How do I make an offline donation?
To send a donation by check, please complete this Offline Donation Form and send it with your check to the address provided.
Q: What is the Walk Route?
A: See Walk Route w. Turn-by-Turn Directions.
Q: Where do I go for First Aid?
A: A first aid kit can be found at the Volunteer Check-in tent. We will also have police officers on-site who can help provide first aid assistance as well. And, of course, if there is an emergency or you need immediate care while out on the Walk Route, please dial 911.
Q: Accessibility Info?
A: The venue and walk route are both wheelchair accessible. Please keep in mind, there may be unforeseen obstructions along the walk route beyond our control (ie: construction detours).
We will have an ASL interpreter on the stage for the pre-walk Opening Ceremony.
Walk Buddies will be available to help guide anyone who needs assistance navigating the walk route. Turn-by-turn directions are available on the Walk Route w. Turn-by-Turn Directions.
Q: Where can I find additional info about the venue?
A: Visit the One Loudoun website.
Q: Who may I contact with questions or requests for accommodations?
A: AFSP-NCAC Special Events Manager Kelly Mahoney at email@example.com.