Frequently Asked Questions
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Washington Park October 7th
Where is NAMIWalks Capital Region
Washington Park, Albany NY
Day of Schedule
10:00 AM - Registration Opens
10:45 AM - Opening Ceremonies begin
11:15 AM - Walk Begins
12:00 PM - Walk Ends
What If It Rains?
MENTAL HEALTH is important RAIN OR SHINE so you can count on the Walk ON - we won't let a little rain stop us! If we are experiencing severe weather conditions, we will email all registered participants, as well as share on our social media pages and website.
I registered online, do I need to check-in at the walk?
Yes! All participants must check-in on Walk Day.
I'm a Team Captain, can I check in my entire team?
No, each participant needs to check themselves in and pick up their sticker themselves.
Do I need to register to walk?
Yes! Everyone walking must register (but don't worry, its free!). Registration at the Walk is from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. We encourage you to register ONLINE now.
Registration forms will be available on Walk Day and our volunteers will help get you registered quickly so you can enjoy the event!
Can I run instead of walk?
We are a non-competitive walk, so the majority of people will be walkers. If you really want to run though- go for it! If you are running, please run off to the side and be considerate of our walkers!
I'm not sure that I/someone I am walking with can finish the walk, but I/we still want to walk. What can I do?
We've got you covered! If you are unable to complete the full, there are short cuts. The walk guides can direct you
Are strollers allowed?
Yes! Strollers and wagons are allowed. We are family-friendly and hope to see lots of families on October 7th
What types of activities are available at the Walk?
We'll have: FARMERS MARKET, community resource booths, bottled water, music live band, Kids fun zone, face painter, Horse petting, Dog area, Photo Both, and other activities from our sponsors!
Should I bring food? That's up to you!
Can I donate offline or send in my check/cash donations prior to the Walk?
YES! We accept checks mailed to PO Box 8720 Albany NY 12208. please include the name of the Walker that the donation should be applied to.
Can I donate at the Walk?
Yes - we encourage everyone to donate at the walk! NAMIWalks is designed to be a fun and inspiring day for all, but reaching our fundraising goal is equally important, as it allows us to continue and/or expand important NAMI programs throughout the Capital Region
How can I donate on Walk Day?
You can make a donation the day of at our donation tent. You can also log into NAMIWALKS.org/capitalregion to make a donation right from your mobile device! We accept cash, check and credit cards at the walk. Please make checks payable to: NAMIWalks Capital Region (If you want the donations to go to an individual or team OTHER THAN YOURSELF, please include it in the subject line!)
I raised $100 or More....I'm getting a Shirt, Right?
Yes! When you check-in you will receive your t-shirt! Although we do our best to have a large variety of sizes available (from Youth Small through Adult 3XL) it is impossible to predict what the needs will be on Walk Day.
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.
Are there bathrooms at the park?
Yes! There are bathrooms I the “lake House” along the walking route, and near the start.
There is parking all around the park we will have parking guides to help direct you.