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The Basics:

When and where is the Walk?

NAMIWalks Maryland will take place on Saturday, June 1st, 2024 at Hunt Valley Towne Centre.

The full address is 118 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030

Click here for driving instructions.

Below is a brief schedule:

  • 7:00 am - 8:00 am: Check-In, On-Site Registration, and T-Shirt Pick-Up | Community Fair Opens

  • 8:00 am: Opening Ceremonies Begin

  • 8:20 am: Walk Starts

  • 9:30 am: Laughter Yoga with Love Light Shine LLC

  • 10:30 am: Live performance by the Rachel Hall Band

  • 11:00 am: Community Fair and Walk End

How long is the route?

NAMIWalks Maryland's route circles Hunt Valley Towne Centre.  There are two routes – one short and one long.  The full route in yellow and red, is 1.5 miles.  See below for a general map route. 

Printed route maps can be found at the information desk and route cheerleaders will be placed around the route to assist walkers.

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?

Free parking is available for this year’s NAMIWalks Maryland thanks to Hunt Valley Towne Centre and Hill Management! You are allowed to park in front of the Regal Cinemas and the adjacent lot. Overflow parking is available at Hill Management, with a free shuttle provided to and from the event area. Do NOT park in the area in front of the Wegmans or the Marshalls.

If parking is not available in front of the Regal Cinemas, you can park at The Executive Plaza on 11350 McCormick Road thanks to the folks at Hill Management!


A shuttle will be provided to all NAMIWalks participants free of charge between 7:00 am - 8:00 am that will drop you off right at the event site. The shuttle will also be available when the Walk event ends to take participants back to the parking lot between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm.


Participants are also welcome to walk from Hill Management to Hunt Valley Towne Centre by crossing Shawan Road, which is about an 8 minute walk.


Are there bathrooms available?

Yes!  Portable toilets will be provided on Walk Day.  They will be situated on the southwest side of the map next to the Information Tent.


I registered online.  Do I need to check-in on Walk Day?

Yes, all participants must check-in on Walk Day. NAMI Maryland is also excited to provide online check-in for this year's event thanks to Nuclavis! If you've already registered, download the Fundraise4NAMI app on the App Store or GooglePlay and login with your Walk registration to check-in virtually and skip the line!


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 7:00 am - 8:00 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.

The Walk:

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, June 1st!

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.

Fun Stuff:

What types of activities can I expect at the Walk?

NAMIWalks Maryland will be full of fun activities! We'll have:

  • A Photo Booth
  • Face Painting
  • Free snacks
  • A “Why I Walk” station where you can make your own personalized NAMIWalks sign
  • Interactive community resource booths from local businesses and sponsors
  • Kid Fun Zone
  • Laughter Yoga with Love Light Shine LLC
  • Corn-hole and other games
  • Live musical performance by the Rachel Hall Band to close out the event!

Plus, you’ll be cheered on the walk route by the wonderful Baltimore Blast Cheerleaders and can enjoy DJ stylings from Capital Deejays!


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.

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