DC Walk MS 2014

Walk MS is a 5K walk that connects people living with MS and those who care about them. When you participate in this community event, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 2.3 million people living with MS worldwide. We’ve been walking since 1988 and to date have raised more than $870 million to support life changing programs and cutting-edge research.

Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today!

Here are some important reminders for Walk MS: D.C. 2015 walkers:

Due to maintenance and construction in the area surrounding The Yards Park, there will be VERY limited parking for Walk MS: D.C. Please plan on utilizing Metro or other forms of public transportation. The start line is a few blocks from the Navy Yard - New Jersey Avenue exit on the Green line.

Once off the Metro, follow the blue directional signs which will point you to the start line. Reston Limo will also be available to shuttle participants from the Navy Yard Metro station to The Yards Park.

If you are familiar with parking around The Yards Park or Nationals Stadium, there will be very limited parking in comparison to the typical parking options due to unforeseen construction and maintenance in Lot H/I at the stadium and Lot L directly next to the park.

Click here to view a map of the Capitol Riverfront.

See below for more information about Walk MS: D.C. If looking for a different event, take a look at the other Walk MS events in the D.C. metropolitan area:

Bowie, MD – April 18, 2015
Manassas, VA – May 16, 2015
Reston, VA – April 11, 2015
Rockville, MD – April 18, 2015
Waldorf, MD – May 16, 2015

Visit walkMS.org to find additional events near you.

Timing of the D.C. event:
Registration/T-shirt tent opens: 7:30 a.m.
Please coordinate to check in with your entire team so you can walk together as part of our rolling start. 
WALK STARTS: 9:30-10 a.m. rolling start
Approximate return time: 11 a.m.

D.C. routes (all events are fully accessible):
1 mile
3 miles 

Please keep the following in mind:

Due to construction and scheduled maintenance in the area surrounding The Yards Park, parking will be very limited for our event. Please use Metro or other public transportation.

Every walker must complete the check-in form. To expedite the check-in process, please complete and sign the form and bring it with you to Walk MS. Click here for the printable form.

We would like to limit the amount of cash collected on-site. Please convert all of your cash donations to a check or money order or make an online donation before attending Walk MS.

Click here to view a copy of our final details email that was sent out to all Walk MS: D.C. walkers.
Didn't receive the email? Maybe you opted out of receiving Society emails. To receive future important details, send us a request to opt back into the Society email list at WalkMSDC@nmss.org

Volunteers will receive separate communication about your specific volunteer assignment.

Location: The Yards Park, Washington D.C.

Come experience Walk MS 2015 at D.C.’s new waterfront destination and centerpiece of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood! Located just south of Capitol Hill and to the east of Nationals Ballpark, this thoughtfully designed park is a place to be active or relax and enjoy the outdoors. At the Yards Park you’ll find open grassy areas and well-landscaped outdoor rooms, a waterfall and canal-like water feature, an elevated overlook, an iconic bridge and light sculpture, terraced performance venue, and a riverfront boardwalk. www.yardspark.org

Directions:

Please note: Due to construction and scheduled maintenance in the area surrounding The Yards Park, parking will be very limited for our event. Please use Metro or other public transportation.

The entrances to the The Yards Park are located at 3rd and 4th Streets, SE and at Water Street, SE which is two blocks south of M Street, SE.

Visit goDCgo’s newly redesigned website to find the best way to get to and around the Capitol Riverfront. Use the Interactive Map to navigate the District and locate all of your transportation options.

The Yards Park is easily accessible by the following modes of transportation:

Metro
Navy Yard Metro (New Jersey Ave Exit) on the Green Line. Click here for walking directions from the Metro to the Park.  Capitol South Metro on the Orange/Blue line. Click here for walking directions from the Metro to the Park.

DC Circulator
Union Station--Navy Yard Route via Capitol Hill. The Circulator costs only $1 and runs every 10 minutes weekdays 6am - 9pm, Saturdays from 7am - 9pm, with extended weekend and evening service for Nationals game days. Click here for a route map and hours of operation.

Bus
Multiple Metro bus routes including the A42, A46, A48, P1, P2, V7, V8, V9 have stops along M Street, SE. Visit the Metrobus website here for bus route map and hours of operation.

Bike
Check of the DC bike map here for a list of roads with bike lanes and bike trails. The Yards Park has bike racks clustered throughout the park.  Capital Bikeshare is also conveniently located at the corner of M and New Jersey Ave., SE and at corner of First St. and N St., SE.  Visit any Capital Bikeshare station and for just $5 a day, enjoy access to bikes throughout DC and Arlington. For more information on monthly and annual memberships, visit www.CapitalBikeshare.com.

Walk
The Yards Park is walkable from Capitol Hill. Click here for walking directions from Pennsylvania Ave, SE and 3rd St, SE.

Water Taxi
Water taxi service and chartered boat cruises are available from Diamond Teague Park located to the west of the Yards Park. Click here for a list of the service providers. Click here for walking directions from Diamond Teague Park to the Yards Park.