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Walk Details

Walk Details

Here you will find all things Walk MS®. From what you need to know to prepare, to day of event details — we have you covered!

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Date & Location

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Riverfront Event Venue
200 Northeast Water Street
Peoria, IL 61602

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1 Mile Route
3 Mile Route

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Site Opens: 12:00 PM
Program Starts: 12:50 PM
Walk Kickoff: 1:00 PM

12:00 PM – Participants can access the grounds and visit sponsors, enjoy a breakfast-themed snack and commemorate the day with a photo.

12:50 PM – the Official Ceremony begins and includes a new component for participants.

1:00 PM – Participants start walking on the site’s supported and accessible routes, featuring a Hydration Station with water.

Enjoy these features and more at Walk MS:

Registration and Information: If you have not registered online, stop at the Registration and Information Area to sign up for Walk MS. Donations can be dropped off at the Registration Area and Information Area, and this is also where volunteers and staff are available to answer your Walk MS questions.

NEW! T-Shirts will be mailed to participants: All Walk MS fundraiser T-shirts are being mailed directly to households and will not be available at the event. You must fundraise $100 or more at least 35 days before your event date to receive your T-shirt prior to Walk MS. If you fundraise $100 after that date, you will still receive your T-shirt in the mail, but it will arrive at your home after your Walk MS event date. Check here for your local fundraising deadlines and details.

Official Ceremony: The Walk MS Official Ceremony is held at the Main Stage and includes an opportunity for everyone to participate and see the Walk MS community come to life like never before.

NEW! The Center for People Living with MS: Visit The Center to learn about Society programs and resources, including self-help groups and MS Navigators. Individuals living with MS receive a Walk MS swag item courtesy of Sanofi. You can also fill out a Diagnosis Date sticker and meet others living with MS.

Food and Beverage Sponsored by Saxony Court Senior Living: The Food and Beverage Area includes breakfast-themed snacks and beverages.

Start Line/Finish Line and Routes: Participants pass through the Start Line and determine which of our supported and accessible routes they’ll take. Most sites provide two options, and all routes include a Hydration Station with water.

NEW! Complete the Circle: Visit this interactive display to demonstrate support, love and remembrance for individuals diagnosed with MS. Choose a sticker color that symbolizes your connection to the MS community and leave your personal mark by writing your name or message.

Hydration Station: Positioned along the route and offering water.

NEW! Circles of Support: Visit the Circles of Support Area and pick up your complimentary hand-held circle to utilize during the Opening Ceremony. Yellow is for those who support the mission to cure MS, green is for those who love and care for someone diagnosed with MS and orange is for those who live with MS.

Sponsor Area: Visit a variety of Walk MS sponsors and talk with company representatives to learn more about their helpful products and services.

NEW! Top Fundraisers Area: A fun perk for last year’s top Walk MS fundraisers. Invitees receive commemorative credentials and can meet their fundraising peers plus talk with Society staff. Breakfast-themed snacks and beverages will be available, along with accessible seating. The Top Fundraiser Area also includes a photo area and a listing of the prior year’s top fundraisers.

Why I Walk: Pick up a sticker and share why you participate in Walk MS.

Volunteer Check-In: Location at which Walk MS volunteers sign in and receive their assignments.

Photo Area: Grab your orange swag and gather your team to commemorate the day at the Walk MS Photo Area.

Dog Zone Sponsored by Fritch Heating and Cooling: Dogs are welcome to enjoy special treats and lap up some water.

…and more!


  • Turn in the day of your event at the Registration and Information Area
  • Submit online at
  • Mail to the National MS Society, PO Box 88540, Carol Stream, IL 60188



Contact the Society’s Fundraising Support Team Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Standard Time at 855-372-1331 or by emailing

Parking will be in the 100-198 Fayette St. Parking Lot. Entrance is on Hamilton Blvd. Parking on Weekends is FREE!

If you type 100-198 Fayette St Parking into Google Maps, it will take you right there!

Looking on the parking map, you will see the event main site is on the Northside of the Riverfront Event Venue building.

Parking map


All T-shirts are being mailed this year.

New this year, we will be mailing T-shirts to all participants who raise at least $100. In order to receive your shirt in time for event day, you must register and fundraise $100+ by Sunday, March 17, 2024.

T-shirts will not be available for pick-up at the event. 

If you raise $100 or more after Sunday, March 17, 2024, your
T-shirt will be sent to you after the event.

Shirts are being mailed to ensure you will get the size you requested. Additionally, the new program will cut down on waste and will allow for cost savings, so that more of your fundraising dollars are directed to our mission - a world free of MS.

Walk MS 2024 Orange T-Shirt

More information is coming soon!


No one should face MS alone – that’s why Walk MS teams are so important. 

Start and grow your team to earn an invitation to the exclusive Top Fundraiser Area. This perk is awarded to teams based on their prior-year fundraising total. Check out our Teams page for more information, including resources for Team Captains.   

Team T-shirts
Show your team pride by creating a customized T-shirt before the event.

Our national Walk MS T-shirt vendor will donate $1 back to your team for each shirt you order. Other team apparel is also available.

Request a quote:
Online: National MS Society Team Shirt Store
Call: 414-365-3320

Team Toolkit
Check out our resources and recruitment tools including DonorDrive app info, social share images, customizable posters, videos and more on the Toolkit page.

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Heidi (Front, Right), Diagnosed in 2009

Walk MS is a rain or shine event. In the event of a cancellation or delay due to severe weather, registered participants will be notified through email and updates will be posted to social media.

Yes, dogs are welcome at this Walk MS event but must be leashed. Service animals are always welcome.


The Experience

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If you’ve already registered online, you can skip this step. Need to register day of? No problem! Sign up at registration and be part of the powerful NEW Walk MS experience. 


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The Center
(for people living with MS)

The Center for People Living with MS - Visit The Center and pick up your complimentary Living with MS swag, plus get information and form connections you need to move your life with MS forward.

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Circles of Support Area

Stop by the Circles of Support area to pick up your complimentary circle to share your connection to MS during the program.

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Photo Area

Grab your friends, family or team and snap a photo. Then share the moment on your social networks.

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'I Walk for' Bib Area

Share why you participate in Walk MS and wear this sticker during the event. 

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Complete the Circle

An interactive space that demonstrates support, love and remembrance for individuals diagnosed with MS.

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Top Fundraiser Area

An exclusive perk for our elite fundraisers — connect and get to know your Walk MS community and see firsthand the impact you make.  

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Sponsor Area

Visit our generous sponsors for helpful resources, product information and giveaways.

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Food and Beverage Area

Grab some snacks and beverages to refuel yourself.

Still have questions? We are here to help!

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Fundraising made easier with our NEW DonorDrive App

We have a brand-new app this year! Download the NEW DonorDrive app to connect to Walk MS and access exclusive features that will level-up your fundraising. Quickly deposit checks, easily create and share QR codes, track your fundraising progress, ask for donations and more from the palm of your hand.

DonorDrive Charity Fundraising App
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