Be sure to check the Walk home page of the location you are participating in for specific event information! Updates about the Walk format, date, and time will be released and shared in late spring or summer.
If your Walk is a virtual event, there will be no in person gathering. Your team can create a customized celebration whenever and wherever you choose!
An in-person Walk for Apraxia event starts with a window of time for all participants to register and check in. Once participants are checked in, each Walk officially begins with an opening ceremony to celebrate all of the Apraxia Stars in attendance. During the ceremony, each child with apraxia will be called up individually to receive a medal recognizing all of their hard work and accomplishments! After the ceremony is finished, the walking portion of the day will begin. Typically, the Walk is no more than a mile in length and stroller/kid friendly. Many Walks begin in the morning and last until around lunch time.
Your local Walk website will be updated with details about the day of the Walk and will serve as your main information hub for the Walk! We encourage you to check your Walk site frequently in order to have the most up-to-date information. Find your local Walk site from the map here. We also encourage you to find your official Walk for Apraxia event on Facebook, mark yourself as attending, and connect with other participants via social media! Additionally, in the week leading up to the Walk, you will receive an email with any last minute details and information.
The Walk for Apraxia is a rain or shine unless a natural weather emergency occurs.
In the event a Walk has to be cancelled or rescheduled to a natural weather emergency, participants will be emailed a notification.
Every Walk venue has different rules and regulations regarding dogs. If you have a question about bringing a dog to your specific Walk, please contact your local Walk Coordinator for more information (contact information available on your local Walk for Apraxia website).
All of our Walks are non-competitive events that are family friendly. Walk routes on average are about a mile in length and family/stroller friendly. All participants are encouraged to walk, but it’s not mandatory.
The Walk for Apraxia not only celebrates the Apraxia Stars, children with childhood apraxia of speech, but it is also the leading initiative of fundraising for Apraxia Kids. These funds help Apraxia Kids grow their resources and programs to serve families across North America. Check out the Fundraising Help section of the Help Center as well as the toolkit in your Participant Center for fundraising resources. Additionally, please see the Fundraising Ideas listed below for fun and easy ways to engage family, friends, and supporters from the comfort and convenience of your own space.
You can celebrate the Walk for Apraxia on Walk Day this fall, during Apraxia Awareness Month, or all year round! One of the foundational pillars of the Walk for Apraxia is the celebration and recognition of the Apraxia Stars, and we are thrilled to support you in celebrating YOUR Star. There is truly no limit to the number of creative ways you can celebrate the Walk, but below are some suggestions to help get the ball rolling!