Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the Walk?
- How can I register for the walk?
- Where can I send a donation?
- Can I bring my dog?
- What sizes do the t-shirts come in?
- Where is my t-shirt?
- What portion of my entry fee is tax deductible?
- How can I form a team?
- How do I make an anonymous donation or remove my donation amount?
- Can I walk if I volunteer for the walk?
- Can I push a stroller in the Walk?
- Can I use in-line skates or a skate board in the Walk?
- Is there a discount for senior citizens or children?
- Is there a minimum amount a participant must raise in order to walk?
- Is there a hotel block of rooms for the Walk?
How can I register for the walk?
You can register as an individual or a team in the National Walk for Epilepsy.
Registration fees are $35 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. All registrants get a t-shirt (XL for adults, children’s large for children).
Register Online: Please complete the registration process to join the Walk event either in person or as a virtual walker. You have the option to either register as an individual, to form a team, or to join an existing team.
Please note that you are able to choose only one of these options.
Register by Mail: Click here for a downloadable 2011 Registration Form.
Late Registration: Check back to view information concerning late registration.
Donations can be sent to the Epilepsy Foundation 8301 Professional Place Landover, MD 20785. Please make all checks payable to: "National Walk for Epilepsy" and include a donation form .
Can I bring my dog?
Service animals, any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability, are permitted at the National Walk for Epilepsy.
Where is my t-shirt?
Walk t-shirts are typically mailed starting three weeks prior to Walk day. This year’s t-shirt mailing has been slightly delayed due to the snow received in the DC area in February. T-shirts will be mailed beginning the second week of March. If you choose to have your t-shirt mailed and are registering after Wednesday, March 10, 2011 we not able to guarantee that your t-shirt will be received prior to Walk day.
What portion of my entry fee is tax deductible?
The $35 entry fee ($20 for children 12 and under) and all pledges and donations raised for the National Walk for Epilepsy by individuals or participants are all tax deductible.
How can I form team?
You can go to the team builder portion of this site and set up a team page. Then invite your family and friends to join your team.
How do I make an anonymous donation or remove my donation amount?
If you would like to make your donations anonymous or do not want to include the donation amount, you can make these adjustments at the time you make your donation. You can also make adjustments to your gift in your participant center.
Can walk if I volunteer for the walk?
No, volunteers serve a very important role in the National Walk for Epilepsy experience by making sure the day is a huge success. Volunteers, while not walking, will help welcome all the walkers, participate in making sure the walkers are safe and comfortable, and help with the pre-walk rally and post walk celebrations. You can sign up to volunteer here.
Is there a minimum amount a participant must raise in order to walk?
The Epilepsy Foundation does not require individuals to raise a minimum amount to participate in the walk, We ask individuals to register for the walk ($35 for adults $20 for children 12 and under) and set a goal to raise additional funds from friends and family.
Is there a hotel block of rooms for the Walk?
The Epilepsy Foundation has a limited block of rooms at the Marriott Metro Center located at 775 12th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 202-737-2200. Guest rooms are available at $149 per room plus applicable taxes. The other following hotels are in close proximity to the location of the Walk (either Walking distance or accessible by public transportation- METRO).
|Hampton Inn Washington DC
901 6th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
|L’Enfant Plaza Hotel
480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
|Comfort Inn Downtown DC
1201 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005