We have so many fun things for you to do before the Walk begins!
Can you hear the music? Then, you are in the right place! Listen to DJ Lewis with LGM Entertainment who will be spinning some fresh morning tunes to celebrate Walk MS: Sacramento!
Opening at 8:00 am, visit our various displays at the Walk MS start location on the West Steps of the CA State Capitol including:
Registration Area: This is where you will sign up for Walk MS: Sacramento if you haven’t already registered online. Check out our QR codes that are new in 2022 – you will be able to register directly from your mobile device!
I Walk For… Bibs: Scattered around the venue will be tables of Bibs and colored markers. Let us know who you will be walking for by filling one out and wearing it.
T-Shirt Area: This is the pick-up location for participants who have raised $100 or more.
Food Area: The Food Area will be grab-and-go with bottled water and assorted snacks. There is no single-serve coffee.
Speaking of Coffee: While we will not have coffee provided in the Food Area, Luciano’s will be selling coffee before the event, and they have delicious gelatos for when you get back!
National and Local Sponsors: There will be a variety of booths featuring: Sanofi, our Premier National Sponsor, along with National Sponsors: Biogen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, Novartis, and Banner Life Sciences. Local Sponsors include: Booster, Dignity Health, Infusion for Health and United Healthcare. Swing by and thank them for supporting Walk MS and the National MS Society and see if you can snag a few freebies along the way!
Living With MS Area: Visit the Living With MS Area, sponsored by Sanofi, to pick up your Living With MS bandana and to learn about resources, upcoming programs, and services including New to MS.
VIP Area: All participants who raised $500+ in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 – visit our new VIP Area for a special treat and let us say thank you in person! Sparkling water will be provided by Waterloo Sparkling Water.
Say Cheese!: This year we have many places for you to take your picture to commemorate Walk MS 2022, but we want to make a special shout out and thank Sign Gypsies Sacramento for donating the perfect Walk MS photo op!
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8:45 am Gather at the stage for the Opening Ceremony
9:00 a.m. Time to say good morning to downtown Sacramento! Walk Begins with 1-mile & 3-mile routes with water stops and porta-johns along the way. Both routes start and end at the Capitol and circle Capitol Park with the three-mile course continuing down Capitol Mall with a scenic walk along the river.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Groove to the music until noon, cheer on returning walkers as they cross the finish line, grab a snack and stay hydrated. And, if you didn’t have the chance to pick-up your t-shirt or visit our Sponsor booths before you Walked – now is your chance!
SPECIAL BONUS – Check out the Booster booth onsite for discounted gas at their mobile fueling pop-up nearby!
Parking Info: The Capitol Garage entrance is located at 10th and L street, or you can find street parking on any of the blocks near The Capital. Drop off area for Paratransit, ride share and others available at the intersection of 10th and Capitol, there is NO parking here.
Walk MS runs special It’s Go Time weeks – which you’ll find out via email and social media – where you’ll be given a challenge to complete to earn Walk MS points. Stay tuned to see what challenge is in store for you!
Show your team pride by creating a customized team T-shirt before the event. The Society’s national Walk MS T-shirt vendor will donate $1 back to your team for every T-shirt you order. Other team apparel also available. Learn More