Below you should find all of the information you need to fully enjoy the Walk for Change. If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at events [at] barcc.org or 617-649-1295.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Walk for Change?
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Where is the Walk for Change taking place?
What’s the walk route and how long is it?
The Walk for Change follows a 2.6-mile loop through Artesani Park and along the Charles River. The route crosses the river via the Eliot Street Bridge and returns via the Arsenal Street Bridge. A water stop and restrooms will be available near the 1.25-mile mark.
Do I need to register?
How much does it cost to register?
Adult: $30 each
Youth (under 12): $10 each
Dogs: $5 per pooch (on a leash please)
Registration fees increase by $5 the day of the event.
Is there a discount if I have a group of people walking together?
Where do I park?
Free parking is available at 321 Arsenal Street in Watertown. Continuous shuttles to Artesani Park will be provided to and from the parking garage. Please do not park on the first level of the garage. Space is limited, so please arrive early and carpool if possible.
Please note: the parking lot adjacent to Artesani Park will be closed to all traffic with the exception of those needing accessible parking. Read more about transportation options.
Will there be food?
Food trucks will be selling food 8:30-10:00 a.m. and again after the Walk from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The food trucks will be offering a variety of fare, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to BARCC. Granola bars, whole fruit, and water will be provided free of charge while supplies last.
What happens if there is bad weather?
The Walk for Change takes place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and wear sensible footwear. It will be the end of April in New England, so be sure to dress in layers. It may be cooler in the morning and then warm up as you walk and hang out afterward for the post-event celebration.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes! The Walk for Change is dog friendly. We do ask that you register your dog when completing your own walk registration and that dogs remain on a leash for the duration of the event.
How can I fundraise online?
Setting up an online fundraising page is a quick, easy, and hassle-free way of raising money to support survivors. To set up your page, click “Register” in the top right corner of this page. Once registered, you will be prompted to set up your personal fundraising page. Once your page is complete, you can send the link to your family, friends, and colleagues.
BARCC will also support you with some fantastic fundraising tips, tools, and advice leading up to the Walk for Change.
I've reached my fundraising goal. How can I increase my goal?
Why are you asking me to fundraise?
While fundraising is not a requirement to participate in the Walk for Change, we do ask you and all participants to consider raising money in support of your walk.
Despite in-kind donations and a frugal expense budget, producing an event for 2,000 people is costly. Your registration fees cover these costs, but do not go very far in directly supporting survivors who seek BARCC’s free and confidential services. The grassroots fundraising of participants for the Walk for Change provides critical funds that allow us to continue offering these programs at no cost to survivors and their family.
Every person who shares their fundraising page is spreading the word about BARCC, our comprehensive free services, and our mission to end sexual violence further than we ever could on our own!
Not only that, you’re telling the survivors in your life—known and unknown—that you believe them and are there for them.
Is the Walk accessible for people with disabilities?
The Walk route is accessible for mobility devices. Because this is an outdoor event, parts of the route may be affected by weather. Signage and assistance will be provided in these areas. For more information, please visit the accessibility page. We would be happy to give you more information about the route and answer other questions about accessibility. If you need specific accommodations, please feel free to contact us at events [at] barcc.org or 617-649-1295.
I can’t make it to the Walk for Change. Can I still make a donation?
Of course! Please click “Donate” in the top right hand corner of this page. Donations can be made on behalf of a specific walker or as a general event donation. Thank you for your support of BARCC!