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Frequently Asked Questions

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Veterans Memorial Park (1985 W 7800 S, West Jordan, UT 84088) on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Where is NAMIWalks?  What is the Walk Route?

 

What is the purpose of NAMIWalks?

NAMIWalks is NAMI Utah's biggest fundraiser for the year. The money from NAMIWalks goes to supporting our free support groups, classes, and outreach efforts. NAMIWalks is also a place where we show our support for mental health awareness and for those of us who deal with mental health issues. 

Day of Schedule

9:00 AM - Registration Open

9:30 AM- Opening Ceremony 

10:30 PM – Walk Begins

11:45 PM - Closing Remarks

Registration

Do I need to register to walk?

Yes, everyone walking must register (but don't worry, it's free). We encourage you to register online at NAMIWalksUtah. If you are not registered by 2 p.m. on Friday, May 17th, you will need to register in person at the Walk. Registration forms will be available at the beginning of the Walk path and our volunteers will help get you registered quickly so you can enjoy the event.

I registered online, do I need to check-in at the Walk?

Yes, all participants must check-in on Walk Day. We will have a booth at the start of the Walk path for people to check-in. 

I'm a Team Captain, can I check in my entire team?

No, each participant needs to check themselves in. 

What If It Rains?

Mental Heath 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.

The Walk

How long is the Walk?

This year we are doing three Walk paths at Veterans Memorial Park. We will have a 1/2-mile path, a 1-mile path, and a 5k path so everyone can participate.

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 path, but I/we still want to participate. What can I do?

We absolutely want you there! If you are unable to walk we will have people at the start of the Walk path who will be cheering on the other walkers. 

Are strollers allowed?

Yes, strollers and wagons are allowed. We are family-friendly and hope to see lots of families on May 18th.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed on leashes.

Fun Stuff

What types of activities are available at the Walk?

We will have a Walk Sign Craft Booth this year. You can make and decorate your very own Walk Sign to carry around the park to show your support for a loved one and/or mental health awareness. 

Should I bring food?

That's up to you. We'll have free snacks and a water station. Bring your empty water bottles

Donations

Can I donate offline or send in my check/cash donations prior to the Walk?

Yes, we accept checks. If you are on a team give your check to your team captain to donate to NAMIWalks. If you are an Individual Walker you can mail your check to 3269 S Main St #230, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 - 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 Utah.

How can I donate on Walk Day?

You can make a donation on the day of the Walk at our donation tent. You can also go onto our NAMIWalks Site to make a donation right from your mobile device. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards at the Walk. Please make checks payable to: NAMI Utah (If you want the donations to go to an individual or team OTHER THAN YOURSELF, please include it in the subject line.)

Can businesses or organizations sponsor NAMIWalks?

Yes, we love our sponsors. We have a variety of sponsorship levels that you can participate in ranging from donations of $200-$7,500. We are accepting sponsors all the
way up to May 10th. Register to be a sponsor on our NAMIWalks Website
 
T-Shirts

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.

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