Walk Day Details

Event Information

Registration at 9:00 am
Ceremony at 10:00 am
Walk at 10:30 am

Route Length: 2 miles

Tongva Park
1615 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Brian Welch | 323-486-2821 | bwelch@alz.org

General Information

Where do the funds go?
All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Do I have to register in order to Walk?
Yes, we want to know you’re walking with us and need every walker to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, we ask every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Do I need to register my children for Walk?
Yes, children should register. Parents/guardians can register children online or complete an offline registration form and sign the waiver on behalf of the child.

Does every walker get a T-shirt?
Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100. Unless otherwise communicated, T-shirts will be available for pick up on Walk day.

How do I get my offline donations to show up on my personal fundraising Web page?
Donations can be made offline by submitting a check or money order by mail or hand-delivering to the local Alzheimer’s Association office. Be sure to include your offline donation form, which can be found in your Participant Center or on your fundraising Web page, to make sure you receive credit for the donation. Donations typically take 1-2 weeks to show up on your Web page.

Event Specifics

Registration opens – 9 am
Opening Ceremonies – 10 am
Walk Start – 10:30 am
Closing Ceremonies – 11:30 am

Directions to Tongva Park

Via the 10 Fwy Westbound

I-10 Fwy WEST, EXIT at 4th Street
Turn RIGHT onto 4th Street
Turn LEFT on Broadway Blvd.
Turn LEFT on 2nd Street
Continue onto Main Street

 Via 405 Fwy Southbound

I-405 Fwy SOUTH
Merge onto I-10 Fwy WEST
Turn RIGHT onto 4th Street
Turn LEFT on Broadway Blvd.
Turn LEFT on 2nd Street
Continue onto Main Street


Parking is available at various structures and streets around Tongva Park. The closest structures are Civic Lot and Structure 8 Public Parking. More information on those structures is below. For other parking options in Downtown Santa Monica visit the ParkMe website or download the ParkMe App. For participants requiring assistance there will be a drop off zone on Main Street in front of Tongva Park.

Civic Lot: Located on Main Street and 4th Street, Civic Lot is open 24 hours and charges a flat rate of $5 on Sunday. For more information about Civic Lot click here.

Structure 8 Public Parking: Located on Colorado Avenue and 2nd Street, Structure 8 is a short walk from Tongva Park. Lot is open 24 hours, is free from 8AM-11AM on Sunday and charges $1.25 for the first two hours thereafter, and $1.85 for each additional 30 minutes. For more information about Structure 8 click here.

Are pets, strollers, bicycles and skates allowed on Walk day?
We do allow strollers, but for everyone’s safety, we discourage skateboards, bicycles, inline skates and wheelie footwear. Depending on the Walk location rules, well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times.

What happens if it rains?
Walk is a rain or shine event. However, in the case of severe weather, we will cancel. If this is the case, we will update our Walk homepage on or before the morning of the event.

We need volunteers! Know anyone who might be interested in helping us on the day of the event?
We need volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up, registration, water stops, promise garden, the T-shirt tent and so much more. All interested volunteers should visit our volunteer page for more information about event day roles and responsibilities.

How do I get a Promise Garden flower?
On Walk day, you will receive a wristband. Each registered walker with a wristband will receive a Promise Garden flower. Please choose the color that best represents your connection to the disease.

  • Blue represents someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia
  • Purple is for someone who has lost a loved one to the disease.
  • Yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.
  • Orange is for everyone who supports the cause and vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.


Still have questions?

Check out our FAQs page, or contact:
Coordinator: Brian Welch
Phone: 323-486-2821
Email: bwelch@alz.org

Thank you for all you do in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

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