GETTING TO THE WALK FOR CHANGE
The Walk for Change takes place at DCR's Artesani Park in Brighton, MA.
***Dogs & Strollers are allowed on the shuttles***
The lot adjacent to the park is not open to the public. Free parking is available at the Arsenal Garage at athenahealth (311 Arsenal Street, Watertown) Turn in to Kingsbury Avenue, near the Boston Sports Club. Please park on level 2 or above.
After parking please board the school bus shuttles to the event. Shuttles run both ways until 2 p.m. Please carpool as spaces are limited.
If you require ADA accessible parking, you may park in the main lot at Artesani Park.
Take the red line to Central Square and board the school bus shuttles to the event.
Shuttles will leave from near 280 Green Street. Shuttles run both ways until 2 PM.
If you live nearby, you may find using a rideshare most convenient. If so, the following discount codes are available:
FASTEN - New users up to $10 off. $5 comes back to BARCC. Code: BARCC17
SAFR - All users up to $10 off. Code: BARCC10
UBER - New users up to $20 off Code: UberBARCC2017; Existing users save 20% Code: UberBARCCWalk
ARRIVING AT THE WALK FOR CHANGE
When you arrive at the event, please proceed to the registration tables to check in and receive your t-shirt. If you purchased a dog bandana in advance, you will receive it when you check in.
If you registered in advance, please proceed to the tables labeled “I already registered”. If you didn’t register online in advance, please proceed to the tables labeled “I need to register” and we will get you signed up!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Parking lots open & shuttle service begins (please refer to the map and transportation sections above)
8:30 a.m. Registration Opens & Festivities Begin
Fun & entertaining activities! Music, face painting, sign making, bubbles, temporary tattoos, team photos, button making, dog goodies, and more!
Clothesline Project Display (trigger warning)
Messages to Survivors Display
Diamond Family Youth Circus Troupe roaming performances
My Gym Boston kids’ obstacle course
Food Truck Service (A portion of the proceeds will benefit BARCC)
Complimentary granola bars, fruit, coffee, and water will be available while supplies last.
9:30 a.m. Walk Kick-Off Rally Begins
Speaking program to include:
Kennedy Elsey (Mix 104.1 FM), Event Emcee
T-Shirt Contest Winner Presentation -Jacqueline Knight
Gina Scaramella, BARCC Executive Director
Beacon Awardee Presentation - Elizabeth Speakman, Coordinator of Domestic & Gender-Based Violence Prevention, City of Cambridge
Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor At-Large
10:00 a.m. Walk Begins
2.6 mile loop along the Charles River
11:00 a.m. Post-Walk Celebration
Lawn games, continued activities, team photos and more!
Food Truck Service continues (A portion of the proceeds will benefit BARCC)
11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. Last shuttles depart Artesani Park
Parking and shuttle information
Descriptions of all activities
When you first open the map everything at the park will be clumped together. Just zoom in to view everything in more detail.
Also on the left hand side you can uncheck any layer you don’t wish to view.
WALK WITH ME
A little nervous about attending the Walk? Attending alone and want to meet fellow BARCC supporters? This is the place to be!
You’ll find the Walk with Me tent near the registration area. Chat with our staff and volunteers there and they’ll connect you with someone to walk with. You can also find Walk with Me volunteers wearing yellow Walk with Me buttons around the park and route.
ACCESSIBILITY AT THE WALK
ADA accessible parking is available at the main parking lot of Artesani Park.
There will be an ASL interpreter during the main speaking program from 9:30-10:00 AM. There will be reserved seating and a standing area near the front of the stage for folks that need to be in sight of the interpreter.
All restroom locations also have ADA accessible portable restrooms
A 'Sensory table' with play doh, fidgets, etc. will be located at the Walk with Me tent.
The walk route is accessible for both mobility devices and strollers. There will be volunteers on hand should you need assistance along the route. There are benches throughout the route should you need a place to rest. There also will be signs along the route indicating if there is a long stretch without benches. These signs will have the approximate distance to the next bench. These stretches do not exceed .4 miles.
WHAT TO WEAR
It will be the end of April in New England, so be sure to dress in layers. It'll be cooler in the morning but then warm and sunny as you Walk and hang out afterwards for the post-event celebration.
You should also wear comfortable shoes.
FOOD, WATER & RESTROOMS
Complimentary granola bars, fruit, coffee, and water will be available while they last.
Food trucks will be serving a variety of food, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.
Bottled water and restrooms will be available at Artesani Park as well as at a rest area located at the halfway point.