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Schedule of Events

9:00AM: Check-In/Registration/Activities/Sponsor Booths Open

10:00AM: Opening Ceremonies & Mission Moment

10:10AM: Walk Begins

There is no official Closing Ceremony, but the event typically concludes around 11:30am

Parking

There is free parking available for the first 200 vehicles attending the Autism Speaks Walk that park at the parking garage at 410 S. Mint St. The free parking passes will be distributed on a first-come basis and must be picked up at the registration/check-in area when you arrive to Truist Field. When you arrive to the parking deck ignore the “monthly parking only” sign. If you arrive to the event after the 200 passes have been distributed, you will have to pay for parking when you exit the garage. There are also several other paid parking options surrounding the venue. Please plan your parking ahead of time.

Check-In

Every child and adult must register for the Autism Speaks Walk. We highly recommend registering ahead of time through the Walk website. Day-of registration will be available. Any day-of donations can be turned in and/or made via credit card at the check-in tent.

Important Truist Field Policies

  • Bag checks are required prior to entry
  • No re-entry permitted
  • No outside food and beverage allowed
  • Only therapy and service dogs are permitted

T-Shirts and Fundraising Incentives

T-Shirts are reserved for walkers that have raised $150 or more. If you have raised $150 or more, you can pick up your t-shirt at the t-shirt tent near check-in. Additional incentives will be mailed post-walk.

Weather

The Autism Speaks Walk is a rain or shine event.

Route

The Walk will take place on the concourse of the stadium. We encourage everyone to walk 2-3 laps, but it is not required. Please feel free to walk the Walk route at a time you feel most comfortable.

Team Village Home Plate Club

Teams that raise $3000 or more by Monday, October 26th at 9am will have access to the “Team Village Home Plate Club”. Qualifying teams can enter the club area by providing their team’s name to the volunteer located at the door.

Pets

Only certified therapy dogs and service dogs are permitted at the Autism Speaks Walk. You will be asked to leave if you bring a pet and do not follow this policy.

Refreshments

No outside food and beverages are permitted inside of Truist Field. There will be stadium concession open and selling food & beverage items. Empty water bottles can be filled at water fountains.

Photos and Social Media

Share your Walk day photos using #AutismSpeaksWalk and tagging @autismspeakscarolinas on Instagram and Autism Speaks Carolinas on Facebook.

Emergency

There will be CMPD officers, EMT, and security on-site to assist with event logistics and safety.
In the event of an emergency, please locate the nearest officer.