Friends & Family Information
Thank you for your support of our Capital Challenge Walk MS participants! We know how excited you are for your participant and we want to be sure you have the information you need to support them now and during the weekend of the event.
Please note: Chalk is not allowed at any rest stops, cheer stations, or along the route. Please respect the National Park Service regulations by not using chalk on any surfaces.
Before the event
Start Line Ceremony - details are subject to change
The Capital Challenge Walk MS kicks off with a Start Line Ceremony. Friends and family are highly encouraged to attend! There will be music, arts and crafts, fun, and more!
After the ceremony is over, the participants will start the first leg of their 2-day journey. Your support, smiles, and cheer will be a terrific send-off!
Saturday, September 20
7:00 a.m. Check-in opens
8:10 a.m. Start Line Ceremony begins (program will begin with stretching at 7:50 a.m.)
8:30 a.m. Capital Challenge Walk MS participants start!
Saturday Cheering Stations
Day 1 Finish Line/Overnight
This is a special time for your participant. They have completed approximately 20 miles of this incredible journey. While they have had the opportunity to meet other participants along the route, this is where they really get to know each other and share their experiences. It is an important time for them to relax, recover, and renew for the next day.
All walkers stay together at the same overnight location. To help us maintain a safe and secure overnight location for your participant, we ask that you respect our "no visitors" policy. You are welcome to call your participant and hear all about their amazing day, but we do ask that no calls are made after "lights out" at 10:00 p.m.
Sunday Cheering Stations
U.S. Capitol Finish Line Celebration - details are subject to change
Witness the hundreds of walkers, crew, and volunteers as they walk the final steps of this journey together.
Join us at the finish line on Sunday, September 21, 2013 at Upper Senate Park of the U.S. Capitol! Please plan to arrive by 1:30 p.m.
Wear orange! Bring posters to congratulate your participant and don't forget your camera. Seeing supportive, cheering friends and family means a lot to our walkers!
Street parking is limited. You can arrive via metro: Union Station (red line) or Capital South (orange and blue lines).
After the Event
Your participant just completed an unbelievable experience. Here are some great ways to help support them: