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 617-639-0610.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Walk for Change?
Sunday, April 26, 2020
8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Where is the Walk for Change taking place?
What is the schedule of events?
The full program of activities will be announced soon!
What’s the walk route and how long is it?
The Walk for Change follows a 2.8-mile loop along the East Boston Greenway. The walk route is accessible for both mobility devices and strollers. A water stop and restrooms will be available at the halfway point in Bremen Street Community Park.
Do I need to register?
How much does it cost to register?
Adult: $40 each
Youth (under 12): $10 each
Dogs (on a leash please): Free
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?
We strongly encourage participants to use the MBTA, as Constitution Beach is a short two-minute walk from the Orient Heights Blue Line stop.
The parking lot adjacent to Constitution Beach will be closed to all traffic with the exception of those needing accessible parking. Free parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Orient Heights MBTA parking lot located at 99 St. Edward Road, East Boston. This lot is a short walk from Constitution Beach. If the Orient Heights lot is filled, participants will be directed to a secondary lot at Suffolk Downs station. Limited street parking may be available, but we strongly encourage participants to take the T, use a ride share, or park in the MBTA lots. Read more about transportation options.
My team will be arriving on a bus. Where do I park?
Buses should use the drop-off lane at the Orient Heights T station to safely unload participants. Participants should then follow the instructions of volunteers and police details to safely cross Saratoga Street to the park. Buses are not allowed to park in the lot at Constitution Beach or at either the Orient Heights or Suffolk Downs MBTA lots. Contact events [at] barcc.org if you have any questions.
Will there be food?
Granola bars, whole fruit, and water will be provided free of charge while supplies last.
Concessions will also be available for purchase. Vendors TBD.
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 let us know you’re bringing 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 loved ones.
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 617-639-0610.
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 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!