THANK YOU for your participation in the Autism Speaks Walk in San Diego. This Walk marked the 15th anniversary of the walk locally with an estimated 3000 attendees. YOU make a DIFFERENCE in the lives around you every day and your participation in our WALK impacts the lives of so many people around the world, who have better access to services, more coverage by insurance and a greater understanding and acceptance. The walks are truly powered by LOVE!
We are SO CLOSE to our WALK GOAL. Every dollar donated makes a difference, so please consider a donation today. Again thank you and see you next year! SAVE THE DATE for 2019 San Diego Walk on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at NTC Park.
NTC Park at Liberty Station ~2455 Cushing Road ~San Diego, CA 92106 ~Preble Field - event festivities ~NTC Park - walk route
Registration Opens: 9am~Opening Ceremonies: 10:00am~Mission Moment: 10:15am~Walk Start Time: 10:30am~Walk Ends: 1pm~5k Walk Route around NTC Park ~(approx 3 miles; ~1 mile option)
San Diego GOAL
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A Guide to Walk Day & Quiet Zone
View the Guide to Walk Day
Sometimes the environment at an Autism Speaks Walk can become overwhelming for people with sensory sensitivities. All of our Walks allow access to a quiet space that can be used as a safe outlet if you or your loved one living with autism becomes overwhelmed. We recommend finding the quiet area of your Walk when you arrive and share its location with your team for ease of access later on in the day should it be needed.
Autism Speaks Walks rely on volunteers to assist in many capacities through serving on a Walk committee. Committee volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to: team and participant recruitment and fundraising mentors, corporate sponsorship outreach, Walk media outreach, school outreach and more. You can recruit your friends, family and coworkers to become a part of the Walk committee! To learn more reach out to your local Autism Speaks Walk staff member.
If your team raises $2500 or more by 10/1/18 your team will receive reserved space in the Autism Speaks Walk Team Village. There are a variety of benefits that come with having a spot in the Team Village.
The Grand Club
What is the Grand Club?
The Grand Club recognizes fundraisers for Autism Speaks Walk who raise at least $1000 or more prior to or at Walk day.
Grand Club members receive special benefits that may include:
- Names listed on Walk website
- Commemorative Grand Club Pin
- Special recognition at Walk and Awards Reception
- And many more benefits!
- Add your name to the list!
The success of Autism Speaks Walk depends on the dedication and support of its volunteers. Volunteers assist in many capacities - checking in participants, providing encouragement at water stops and cleaning up after the event which in turn reduces event costs and drives more funds directly to the mission. You can recruit friends, family and coworkers to form a volunteer team!
Volunteer as a Team
Recruit your friends, family and coworkers to form a volunteer team. We'll do our best to assign you to the same area so you can spend the day together. Please remind each member of your team to register online so that we know how many people to plan for. Include your team name in the available field and we will know you are together.
Volunteer as an Individual
Make new friends as you play an integral role in making your city's Autism Speaks Walk event a success.
You can also volunteer before the Walk. Select this option toward the bottom of the form. We will put you in touch with the Event Chairperson so they can help you get more involved.