When and where is the Walk?
NAMIWalks Maryland will take place on Saturday, May 20th, 2023 at Rash Field, Inner Harbor in Baltimore.
The full address is 201 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230
Click here for driving instructions.
Below is a brief schedule:
- 8:30 am - 9:00 am: Check-In and Community Fair
- 9:00 am: Program Begins
- 9:30 am: Walk Starts
- 12:00 pm: Walk Ends
How long is the route?
NAMIWalks Maryland's route follows the Inner Harbor Promenade and past the National Aquarium. We encourage everyone to do the route twice, totaling in a 2.7 mile walk. Printed route maps can be found at the information desk and route cheerleaders will be placed around the route to assist walkers.
A digital route map will also be available for download the week before Walk Day.
What if it rains?
Mental health is important, RAIN OR SHINE. You can count us to walk ON - a little rain won't stop us!
Where do I park?
Parking for NAMIWalks Maryland is offered this year through our friends at SpotHero! We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app.
To reserve your parking spot, visit the NAMIWalks Maryland SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.
Handicap parking is also available for participants. Please contact Danielle at [email protected] for additional information.
Are there bathrooms available?
Yes! Portable toilets will be provided on Walk Day through Bobby's Pottys. They will be situated behind the volleyball courts near the bleachers.
I registered online. Do I need to check-in on Walk Day?
Yes, all participants must check-in on Walk Day. You can check-in at the check-in desk or scan the QR codes on the various signs posted on the field to check-in digitally.
I'm a Team Captain. Can I check-in my entire team?
No, each participant needs to check-in themselves.
Do I need to register to participate in the Walk?
Yes! Everyone must register to participate (but don't worry - it's free!)
Here's how you can register:
- We encourage everyone to register in advance ONLINE.
- On-site registration at the Walk is from 8:30 am - 9:00 am at the On-Site Registration Tent. If you have already registered, you just need to stop by the Check-In desk.
- You can print out the same-day registration form HERE and bring it to the On-Site Registration Tent on Walk Day. These forms will also be available on Walk Day.
Can I run instead of walk?
NAMIWalks is a non-competitive event, so the majority of people will be walkers. If you would like to run, please run off to the side and be considerate of our walkers!
Are strollers allowed?
Yes! Strollers and wagons are allowed. We are family-friendly and hope to see all of you on Walk Day, May 20th!
Are pets allowed?
Yes, we welcome your furry friends! All four-legged companions must be attended by their owners and be kept on a leash at all times.
What types of activities can I expect at the Walk?
NAMIWalks Maryland will be full of fun activities! We'll have: community resource booths, free snacks provided by Omega 3 Nutrition LLC and Pepsico, bottled water, DJ stylings provided by Millennial X Entertainment, a Photo Booth provided by SECU, a Kid Fun Zone, two Laughter Yoga sessions provided by Love Light Shine LLC, and more!
RSVP for the 10:30 am Laughter Yoga Session
RSVP for the 11:00 am Laughter Yoga Session
Should I bring food?
That's up to you! We'll have free snacks and water for all participants.
Can I donate offline or send in my check/cash donations prior to the Walk?
Absolutely! We accept cash and checks mailed to our NAMI Maryland office at:
10632 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 454
Columbia, MD 21044
Please include the name of the Walker and the team the donation should be applied to. Make all checks out to NAMI Maryland.
Can I donate at the Walk?
Of course! We encourage everyone to donate on Walk Day. Walk Day is a celebration of months worth of community conversations leading up to the event, but reaching our fundraising goal is important, too! Funds raised through NAMIWalks allow us to continue and expand important NAMI programs throughout our state.
You can deposit all donations - check, cash, or card - at the Donations Tent on Walk Day.
I raised $100 or more...I'm getting a shirt right?
Yep! When you finish checking in, pop on over to the t-shirt tent to pick up your shirt. Although we do our best to have a large variety of sizes available, it is impossible to predict what needs will be on Walk Day. All shirts are on a first-come, first-serve basis!
I have 3 people who donated $100 each to me (or my team) - do they get shirts?
No, shirts are only for individual fundraisers who raise at least $100.
Our team has 5 people and we raised a combined $500, do we get 5 shirts?
No. Shirts are for individual fundraisers who raise at least $100.