Walk MS 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.
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LOCATION: The Yards Park, Washington DC
Come experience WALK MS 2015 at DC’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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Yards Park is walkable from Capitol Hill. Click here for walking directions from Pennsylvania Ave, SE and 3rd St, SE.
Parking is available at the Yards' surface parking lots. Click here for rates and a map.
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.
TIMING OF THE D.C. EVENT:
Registration/T-Shirt Tent Opens: 7:00 a.m.
Program Begins: 8:40 a.m.
Warm up: 8:45 a.m.
WALK STARTS: 9:00 a.m.
Approximate return time: 11:00 a.m.