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NAMIWalks Dane County

Join us on October 7, 2023

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Keep it Green:

Any participants who bring their own water bottle will receive a "It's a Good Day to be Green" sticker.   Any participants who ride their bike, walk, take a bus or carpool to Olin-Turville Park, will receive a "I'm Cool Because I Keep it Green" sticker.


There will be a "My Little Farm" inflatable for ages 5 and under. There will be a "Castle Bouncy House" for ages 6+.  There will be a scavenger hunt with free prizes, a Taiko Drumming performance and more TBA.


Leashed dogs are now welcome at Olin-Turville Park, but not allowed in the Barn/Pavilion.  Don't forget to bring water and clean up supplies for your furry companion!


This is a rain or shine event.  In the event of severe weather, participants will be notified via emails, social media, and this website.

Event Date/Time:

Saturday October 7, 2023

10:30am - 2:30pm 

The Walk begins at Noon.




10:30am - Noon: Games, Refreshments, Entertainment

Noon - 1pm: the Walk. The 5k route follows the bike path on John Nolen Drive, from Olin Park to the Monona Terrace and back.  Walkers can walk shorter distances by turning around at any point.

1:00pm - 2:30pm more Games, Refreshments, Entertainment


There will be sub sandwiches, bagels & cream cheese, apples, granola bars and cheese sticks. Please bring your own water bottle (and earn a sticker!).  There will be a limited supply of single use bottles of water.


Olin-Turville Park
1156 Olin-Turville Court Madison WI 53715


Please try to park at the Goodman Pool parking lot, 325 W. Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53715.   There will be a free shuttle bus running continuously between the Goodman Pool and Olin-Turville Park from 10am to 3pm. There is limited parking at Olin Park. Do not park in the "double" boat trailer stalls or you will get a parking ticket from the City of Madison.  The old Wis Medical Society building parking lot is no longer available to us.  Parking spots will be available near the Barn/Pavilion for cars with a handicapped sticker. 


There is no cost to register.  Fundraising is encouraged. Please register online if you are able to.   There will be paper and pencil registrations on Walk Day at Olin Park. All ages, including children, must be registered.

Volunteers Needed:

Please help us put NAMIWalks Posters all over town. Call 608-249-7188 to arrange pick up of posters

Saturday October 7th:  Walk Day - We will need volunteers in shifts, all day between 8am - 4pm at Olin-Turville Park.    Please email [email protected] for more information.



Cash donations can be delivered in person on Walk Day, or to the NAMI Dane County office.  Please do not mail cash.

Checks should be made out to NAMI Dane County.  Please write "Walk" in the memo line along with the name of the Walker (and team if applicable) so we know who to credit.  Checks can be brought on Walk Day or mailed to the office at: NAMI Dane County 6400 Gisholt Drive Suite 203 Monona WI 53713

Social Media:

Please share Walk Day photos by using the hashtags #Together4MH and #WhyIWalk and tag @Nami Dane County

Contact Us:

NAMI Dane County
6400 Gisholt Drive Suite 203
Monona, WI 53713
Heidi Hastings -
Walk Manager

Walk with NAMI in 2023

The power of our mission is being felt as never before. The achievement of "Mental Health for All" has never felt this critical yet closer to being realized.

It's not how far we walk at NAMIWalks Dane County on October 7 at Olin-Turville Park but how far we've come to make our milestones count. With your support and high spirits, we intend to make an unprecedented impact on mental health in our community.  

NAMIWalks 2023 represents a powerful chance to leave a significant mark on the local mental health landscape.   

Whether you're a previous participant or a new voice waiting to be heard, we're pretty sure you'll find the festivities inspired and inspiring.

This year, changing the world begins at Olin-Turville Park

See you there!

(Dogs are welcome at the NAMIWalks Dane County event)


#Together4MH       #WhyIWalk




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