Below you should find all of the information you need to fully enjoy the Walk for Change. If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-649-1295.
When is the Walk for Change?
Sunday April 23rd, 2017
What is the schedule of events?
8:00 a.m. Parking lots open & shuttle service begins (Details announced soon.)
8:30 a.m. Registration Opens & Festivities Begin
Music, activities, team photos and more!
8:30-10 a.m Food Truck Service (A portion of the proceeds will benefit BARCC)
9:30 a.m. Walk Kick-Off Begins
10:00 a.m. Walk Begins
11:00 a.m. Post-Event Celebration
Music, activities, team photos and more!
Continued Food Truck Service (A portion of the proceeds will benefit BARCC)
2:00 p.m. Last shuttles depart Artesani Park
Where is the Walk for Change taking place?
The Walk for Change takes place at DCR’s Artesani Park in Brighton, MA.
What’s the walk route & how long is it?
The Walk for Change follows a 2.6 mile loop through Artesani Park along the Charles River. The route crosses the river via the Eliot bridge and returns via the Arsenal Street bridge. The route is completely accessible for mobility devices and strollers. A water stop & restrooms will be available near the 1.25 mile mark.
Do I need to register?
Yes, please visit barccwalk.org/2017 and click “Register” in the top right corner of the page. Then sign in if you have an existing account or click “Create New Account” to register. For a step by step guide to registering for the Walk for Change please click here.
How much does it cost to register?
Adult: $30 each
Youth (under 12): $10 each
Dogs: $5 per pooch (on a leash please)
Registration fees increase by $5 the day of the event.
Is there a discount if I have a group of people walking together?
YES! The more the merrier. Bring your friends and help build our community of healing. For a special discount code for groups of 20+, e-mail email@example.com.
Where do I park?
Free Parking: Available at 321 Arsenal Street in Watertown. Continuous shuttles to Artesani park will be provided to and from the parking garage. Please do not park on the first level of the garage. Space is limited, so please arrive early and carpool if possible.
Please note: the parking lot adjacent to Artesani Park will be closed to all traffic with the exception of those needing accessible parking.
Information about shuttles and public transportation will be added in the coming months.
My team will be arriving on a bus, where do I park?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Will there be food?
Food Trucks will be selling food from 8:30 am-10 am and again after the Walk from 11 am-2 pm. The Food Trucks will be offering a variety of food including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to BARCC. Granola bars, whole fruit, and water will be provided free of charge.
What happens if there is bad weather?
The Walk for Change takes place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and wear sensible footwear. It will be the end of April in New England, so be sure to dress in layers. It may be cooler in the morning and then warm up as you Walk and hang out afterwards for the post-event celebration.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes! The Walk for Change is dog friendly. We do ask that you register your dog when completing your own walk registration and that dogs remain on a leash for the duration of the event.
How can I fundraise online?
Setting up an online fundraising page is quick, easy and a hassle-free way of raising money. To set up your page, go to barccwalk.org/2017 and select “Register” at the top right of the main page. Once registered you will be prompted to set up your personal fundraising page. Once your page is complete you can send the link to your family, friends and colleagues.
BARCC will also support you with some fantastic fundraising tips, tools and advice leading up to the Walk for Change.
I've reached my fundraising goal, how can I increase my goal?
Congratulations! Click here for detailed instructions on how to increase your fundraising goal. Once you've changed your goal be sure to spread the word via social media and e-mail.
Is the walk accessible for people with disabilities?
The walk route is accessible for mobility devices. Because this is an outdoor event, parts of the route may be effected by weather. Signage & assistance will be provided in these areas. We would be happy to give you more information about the route and answer other questions about accessibility. If you need specific accommodations, please feel free to contact us anytime at email@example.com or 617-649-1295.
I can’t make it to the Walk for Change, can I still make a donation?
Of course! Please visit barccwalk.org/2017 and click “Donate” in the top right hand corner of the page. Donations can be made on behalf of a specific walker or as a general event donation. Thank you for your support of BARCC!
Where can I find information on promoting the Walk via social media?
You can find our complete social media tool kit here. It includes suggested profile pictures and headers as well as sample posts and tweets to get you started.
Can I volunteer the day of the event?
Yes! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up.
Can’t find an answer to your question?
Contact BARCC’s Events Specialist, Lauren Siebal, any time at email@example.com or 617-649-1295.