What is Challenge Walk MS?
This will be the greatest walk you’ll ever take: connecting to end MS over three days and 50 miles! The walk challenges you to push past your limits both physically and philanthropically. Funds raised through Challenge Walk MS drive cutting-edge research and support vital programs and services for people living with MS. It’s not about being athletic — it’s about showing compassion. Join our commitment to raise funds and awareness about a disease that affects 2.1 million people worldwide.
Who do I make checks payable to?
Please make all checks payable to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
What do I do with cash and checks I receive as donations?
Donations can be mailed to the National MS Society, Challenge Walker Headquarters | 12121 Scripps Summit Drive, Suite 190, San Diego, CA 92131. The donations mailed into our office will be entered into your online account. Please include your name and the event in the memo field or in a separate note included with the donations. All walkers must turn in at least $2,500 (ages 17 or older) or $1,500 (ages 10-16) in donations by (date) in order to walk. If you have not turned in the minimum pledge by the start of the event, the National MS Society will discuss payment options, including charging the balance onto a credit card, with you.
How old do I have to be to participate?
Walkers must be 10 years old or older by September 4th, 2014 in order to participate in Challenge Walk MS. Parents must still walk in the event with their child age 10-17 at all times. No children under the age of 10 are permitted to walk. All participants under the age of 18 must bring a notarized waiver, signed by a parent, to the event. Please call the chapter at (800) 486-6762 to request a special waiver be mailed to you.
Where do I make accommodations for the weekend?
How much does it cost to register for Challenge Walk MS?
Participants may register for $55 January 1st through March 31st. From April 1st to June 30th, participants may register for $65. Beginning July 1st, registration fees increase to $75.
What kind of support does the National MS Society offer to Challenge Walk MS?
We are here to support you every step of the way. This includes pre-event things such as building a team and helping you with fundraising and training. During the event, we provide accommodations, all meals, full route support and more enthusiasm than you can imagine!
What if I can't collect my pledges?
When you participate in Challenge Walk MS, you are making a commitment to fulfill the $2,500 (ages 17+) or $1,500 (ages 10-16) pledge minimum. We count on each and every dollar to support MS research and to provide and services for people living with MS. If you are finding it difficult to collect your pledges, please call us. We can provide you with some fundraising ideas. Participants unable to meet the minimum pledge requirement will not be allowed to participate in the activities of Challenge Walk MS.
Where will my donation go?
The donations from Challenge Walk MS drive cutting-edge MS research and support vital programs and services for people living with MS.
What happens if it rains?
Keep your fingers crossed! We hope that it will not rain during the Challenge Walk MS, but we will walk rain or shine. In the event of lightning or other dangerous conditions, we will delay the event until conditions improve.
Is my registration fee refundable?
Please contact the Challenge Walk MS Headquarters for more information at (800) 486-6762.
Can I bring a friend with me who didn't register prior to the event?
Yes! Your friend will need to go to the registration check-in table on September 4th from 4-8pm or September 5th from 7-8am. Your friend will need to pay a full registration fee of $75 as well as, turning in the $2,500 (ages 17+) or $1,500 (ages 10-16) pledge minimum. We encourage everyone to pre-register.