Walk MS is better together. Participating as a team with your friends, family and co-workers makes Walk MS even more memorable and fun. The memories and experiences you have with your team will last well beyond Walk MS.
Teams participate in Walk MS in one of three ways:
Friends and Family Teams: Teams that are just like they sound - a group of people coming together to create a world free of MS! Sometimes these teams are walking in support of a loved one living with MS or coming together simply to support a great cause.
Corporate Teams: Teams that are connected to a company and are traditionally made up of employees and friends and family members of employees.
National Teams: Teams that begin at a local event, then go on to make an even bigger impact by supporting events across the country. For corporate teams, this is an opportunity to foster employee engagement and camaraderie; for Friends and Family teams, this program unites loved ones regardless of geographic location. To learn more or find out if your team is a National Team click here.
Click here for a complete list of teams currently registered for Walk MS: Walnut Creek.
Walking together as a team is an experience like no other.
Recruit. The more the merrier. Reach out to friends, family, co-workers, neighbors … pretty much everyone you know. And here’s the thing: those who can’t join in person can join as a virtual walker and enjoy all of the fun with none of the miles! There’s no limit on how big a team can be, so get out there and start recruiting. The Society’s online tools, such as our easy-to-use Mobile App (Android | iOS) and Participant Center help make recruitment easier than ever.
Fundraise. This is the big one. It’s also why recruiting is so important. The larger your team the more you’re able to collectively raise. In fact, once a team reaches 6 or more people they are likely to raise 3 times more than our average team. Establish a team goal and encourage your team members to set their own personal fundraising goals. The more you raise together, the bigger the impact. Get more ideas on fundraising from experienced Walk MS fundraisers.
Celebrate. You won't believe how many reasons you and your teammates will have to celebrate together; team gatherings, meeting team goals, and earning great perks. And of course, congratulating each other as you cross the Walk MS finish line.
Support. Walk MS teams receive a tremendous amount of support. Many team resources are available to ensure your entire team has an extraordinary experience. In addition, our dedicated staff is on hand to guide you every step of the way. Contact your Society staff here.
To end MS, we need collaboration. We need connections. We need each other. We need teams!
If you registered as an individual but would like to join a team, please email us with the name of the team you'd like to join and a Society representative will make it happen.
I participate in Walk MS every year to be part of something greater: a community that bonds together to support one another as we stand strong against MS."
– Team captain-Barbara Appelbaum, Barb’s Wellness Walkers