Walk Details


Rio Grande Walk

October 29, 2022

Bannworth Park

1822 N Shary Rd. Mission, TX 78572

 Event Schedule:
• 7:00am –
volunteer/ALS staff arrive
• 9:00am -
Registration opens
• 9:45am -
Program starts
• 10:00am -
Walk starts/ribbon cutting
• 12:30 pm -
Walk ends
• 12:30pm -
Event ends/clean up
• 1:00pm –
Site closes

Please note that this schedule is subject to change

Check-In and Registration
Remember, checking in, participating in our Unlock ALS activity and finding your team will take some time, so please arrive at 9:00am to ensure you have enough time before the Walk. When you arrive, you will go to the Check-in and Registration tent. People who have not yet registered can do so at the tables. You can also submit any donations in the form of cash, check or credit card at this time.

Fundraising Recognition
Once you are checked in, you will receive a slip of paper that indicates your individual Fundraising Recognition level. You will then go to the next tent to pick up your:
Raise $100 and receive a tee shirt
Raise $250 and receive a sunglass lanyard
Raise $500 and receive a toiletry bag
Raise $1,000 and receive a hat
Raise $2500 and receive a personalized yard sign
Raise $5,000 and receive a beach towel + burlap bag


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Unlock ALS

Next, you will visit our Unlock ALS Tent. At the Unlock ALS tent, you will select a lanyard that best represents your connection to the mission:

Yellow: I am a Person with ALS
Blue: Walking in Honor of Someone Living with ALS
White: Walking in Memory
Red: To Support the Fight

Then, you will be asked to write why you want to Unlock ALS on a paper key and hang it alongside other messages of hope.

Team Signs You are welcome to bring your own team signs. We will also have a station with markers, posterboard, and paint sticks (to tape to the back of your signs) for you to create your own.

How Long is the Walk? The Walk is approximately 2.5 miles and should take about 1.5 hours to complete.

What About Parking? Free parking is available on-campus, a short walk away from our Walk to Defeat ALS area. Signs and volunteers will guide the way to open parking lots. We will have a designated area for Top Team parking and Patient Parking. Team captains of Top Teams and patients will be provided with a parking pass to gain access to this parking lot. There is handicap drop-off available (as indicated by signage).

What Should I Wear? Come in comfortable clothes and wear shoes that are comfortable for walking. Team t-shirts that celebrate your team’s spirit are encouraged!

Will There be Food and Beverages? Yes! We will have complimentary fruit, prepackaged granola bars and snacks, and water. Please note that quantities of snacks and food are limited.

What Can I Bring?

You are welcome to bring:
• Snacks and other food
• Non-alcoholic beverages
• Your own team shirts, signs, etc.
• Umbrellas
• Lots of team spirit!

Please do not bring:
• Alcoholic beverages
• Drugs
• Tents
• Tobacco products, any open flame, vape products or there alike
• Anything that could damage the facilities (tacking/nailing, painting, taping, gluing, confetti and glitter)
• Firearms (any device designed, made, or adapted to expel a projectile through a barrel by using the energy generated by an explosion or burning substance or any device readily convertible to that use).

Teams that raise $10,000 or more will recieve a tent, table, and two chairs. 

What if it Rains?
We are still having the Walk, rain or shine, unless weather conditions present a danger (ex. lightning, tornados). Please dress accordingly and come prepared. If we need to cancel the walk, we will notify you via email, phone, and updates on the website.

If you have any questions, please email morgan@alstexas.org.

Participant Announcements

MorganMessage from your Coordinator

Hello everyone! We are so thrilled you are joining us for the Walk to Defeat ALS! Please don't hesistate to contact me if you have ANY questions!

The Walk will be held at Bannworth Park on Saturday, October 29, 2022! 

Below are some helpful links and tips to get you started!

Walker Tools  |  Participant Center  | Register Now

Fundraising Tools

Walker Handbook
Your go-to guide for everything Walk related. It contains interesting ideas, helpful tips, and chapter contact information.

My Walk Supporters Pledge Sheet
Print this worksheet out and keep track of your donations!

Deposit Slip
Are you mailing your donations to The ALS Association before the Walk? Help them out and fill out a deposit slip!

Fundraising tools at your fingertips

Did you know that you can raise money for this year’s Walk through Facebook? Connect your fundraising page with Facebook's Fundraising platform to easily ask for support from your network! 

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We've Gone Mobile!

Your fundraising has gone mobile thanks to the Walk to Defeat ALS mobile & tablet app. Now you can fundraise on the go by sending emails, monitoring your fundraising progress and updating your page. 



2022 Walk to Defeat ALS T-Shirt


Only participants who've raised $100 will get a t-shirt. This benefit is awarded to individuals, not teams or donors, so make sure the donations to your personal fundraising record add up!

In addition to working toward one for yourself, you should spread the word to encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to earn their very own shirt.

Log into Participant Center to check your progress!

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Thank You to Our National Sponsors

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