Blaze a trail at the Down Syndrome Buddy Walk!

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Join us for the 2022 San Diego Buddy Walk® on Sunday, October 23, 2022!

The Buddy Walk® was founded in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society as the premier advocacy event for Down syndrome in the United States. It's also the world’s most widely recognized public awareness program for the Down syndrome community. The Buddy Walk® attracts thousands of participants in cities from coast to coast each year.

Locally, the Buddy Walk is held by the Down Syndrome Association of San Diego (DSA). This year's theme is Country and Western, so don your denim, cowboy boots and hat — or design your own t-shirt — and come on down! We're back in the saddle again and ready to celebrate.

Register Now!

Sign up today by clicking the Register button at the top of this page! You can fundraise as an individual, create a team, or join an existing team.

Once you have registered, you'll be able to create and customize your team or your own fundraising page and invite your friends and family to donate to your team and join you! Getting started is as simple as 1, 2, 3...

1. Sign Up

Click the REGISTER button to register online and select your desired registration level(s). All participants are required to accept the terms and conditions of the waiver before completing the registration form.

You can register to walk at home or in person. The registration fee includes a barbecue lunch, beverage and dessert, craft station, games and music & dancing!

2. Create Your Online Fundraising Page

After you register, customize your personal fundraising page by setting your fundraising goal, sharing your story and reason for walking, adding pictures and changing the colors of your page.

You can even create a Facebook fundraiser directly from your fundraising page! As you invite people to join your team, they'll be able to create their own individual fundraising pages that will roll up to your team page.

3. Spread the Word!

Once you've personalized your fundraising page, it's time to get the word out and ask your circle to donate and join your team! You can share your team's page with your network via personalized emails inviting them to support you.

Don't forget to get social! We highly recommend posting updates on your personal page as a fun and simple way to share your story with your donors and get your network involved!

Event Details

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022 | 1 to 4 p.m.

Nobel Athletic Fields and Recreation Center

8810 Judicial Drive | San Diego, CA 92122

Parking lot is off of Toscana Dr.

  • Theme is Country & Western!
  • Registration includes a barbecue lunch (vegetarian option available).


Registration: 1:00 PM

Lunch Service: 1:00 to 3:30 PM

Resource Fair: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Opening Ceremony: 2:00 PM

Walk: 2:30 PM

Music, Dancing, Crafts & Activities: 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Event Concludes at 4:00 PM

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