Walk for Kids Information

Saturday, April 30, 2022
Rose Bowl - Lot F
1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena CA 91105

Start Time
Site Opens: 7:30am
Opening Ceremony: 8:45am

Download the Walk for Kids Information Sheet

 
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Event Schedule

7:30am-Site opens for Walk for Kids 2022! Listen to your favorite tunes and visit the various displays including:

Registration-You only need to go to registration for the following reasons:

  • If you need to register in person or turn in donations
  • If you would like to pick up a shirt and swag bag
  • If you have raised $100 or more to receive your incentive prize passport
  • VIP's can check in at the VIP table to receive their wristband for the VIP area.

*Please allow an additional 20 minutes to go through registration.

Walkers Village : There will be a variety of vendors including our Walk for Kids sponsors! Including: LA Kings Street Team, Kidspace Museum, Galpin Ford Paint-A-Truck, tattoo artists, balloon artists, inflatable obstacle course, arts and crafts, and so much more!

Ronald McDonald House Booth : Visit the Ronald McDonald House booth to learn more about the Los Angeles and Pasadena locations. If you are supporting the Los Angeles or Pasadena House and have raised over $100, show your passport to receive your incentive prizes.

Camp Experience : Visit the Camp Experience to learn more about Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. If you are supporting Camp and have raised over $100, show your passport to receive your incentive prizes.

VIP Area : VIP's are welcome to a hot breakfast catered by Bruce's Catering.
... and more!

Team Tailgate Area: At Walk for Kids, we believe that healing happens together that’s why teams are so important. And the bigger the team, the better. Grow your team and start fundraising to get special benefits!

All teams who raise over $3,000 will gain access to the team tailgate area!

8:45 am Opening Ceremony Begins- Warm up led by LA Rams Cheerleaders

9:15 am Walk Begins- Walk together around the Rose Bowl recreational loop.

10:30 am Celebrate- Live music by First Day of School.

Parking

General parking will be in Lot K. Parking is free!

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Directions

Rose Bowl - Lot F
1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena CA 91105

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Safety & COVID-19

COVID 19

  • Our highest priority is the health and safety of our walkers and communities. Walk for Kids gatherings are scheduled to take place across Southern California at in-person locations; supporters are invited to participate in the way they feel most comfortable.
  • We ask that all attendees wear face coverings while in communal areas and undergo a brief wellness screening upon arrival. Please stay home if you experience any COVID-19 symptoms within 24 hours prior to the event or are exposed to anyone who is positive for COVID-19 within 14 days prior to the event.
  • In-person events shall be presented in accordance with applicable public health conditions as of the date of the event and may change at any time as determined by federal, state, or local government agencies. We will continue to update this page with developments. In the case that the in-person event must be canceled for any reason, Walk for Kids will take place virtually.
  • In the case that the in-person event must be canceled for any reason, Walk for Kids will take place virtually.

Route Safety

  • There are volunteers, route marshals and safety & gear vehicles on the route — feel free to ask for help. 
  • Stay on the marked route by following the arrows and signs. 
  • Stay hydrated bring water, and water will be supplied at hydration stations. 
  • Be aware of your surroundings. 
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. 
  • If you have a medical or other life-threatening emergency, call 911.

Event FAQ's

What is Walk for Kids?
Walk for Kids™ is an annual fundraiser to support families receiving comfort, care and support from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. This fun, family-friendly event calls on volunteers, companies, and donors within their local community to keep families close when they need it the most.

How do I get started?
Simply register online.

What Health guidelines will you follow?
The Walk for Kids event will take place in-person following all guidelines outlined by the CDC and local health agencies. In the case that the in-person event must be canceled for any reason, Walk for Kids will take place virtually.

What if I still need help?
Reach out to Amanda Casalegno, Event Manger at 323-644-3082 or ACasalegno@rmhcsc.org with all your questions.

Registration FAQ's

If I participated last year, will my information be saved in the system?

Yes! All your information from last year can be carried over to this year's event. 

If you are a returning participant: Log In using your user name and password from the previous year. The system will recognize your account and request your previous password. If you forgot your password, click on Forgot Password to reset it. You will then be asked to register for this year's event with your previous information auto filled for a quicker registration process.   

Why do you ask for my address during registration?
Your address is required during our registration process as we use this information to mail the Walk for Kids registration gift. You registration gift will be be sent directly to the address provided by the participant at the time of registration. Prizes will not be sent to P.O. Boxes. It is the responsibility of the walker/participant to update their address should they move. All your information from last year will be carried over to this year's event.

What does "goal amount" mean? 
During registration, you are asked to enter a goal amount for your Walk for Kids account and/or team account. This is the fundraising goal that you set for yourself or your team to appear on your fundraising page. This is your fundraising goal and what you aim to raise in donations for the Walk, but you will not be held accountable for this amount and it can be changed at any time in your Participant Center when you log in

Why should I register?
The registration fee provides care, comfort, and support to families, staying at Ronald McDonald House Los Angeles, so that they can focus on what’s most important—the health of their child.

Is my registration fee tax deductible?
The IRS does not consider registration fees for charity walks to be tax deductible, as you are receiving entry to the event, as well as merchandise, in exchange for your contribution.

Does my registration fee count towards my fundraising total?
Yes it does! Although your registration fee is not tax deductible as explained in the previous question, it does count towards your fundraising total.

If I am already registered, do I need to register my spouse and children?
Everyone who wishes to participate in the Walk, must register individually. Child registration are always free. 

Fundraising FAQ's

This is my first-time fundraising — do you have any tips?
Whether you are new to fundraising or have been doing this for several years, our team is here to help! You can get tips and ideas to make the most of your efforts by visiting our Fundraising Tips page or contact Amanda at 323-644-3082 or ACasalegno@rmhcsc.org to create your own fundraising plan.

My company is interested in becoming a sponsor, who do I contact? 
Please contact Amanda Casalegno, Event Manager at 323-644-3082 or ACasalegno@rmhcsc.org to learn more.

I would like to Volunteer to help with the Walk for Kids,  who do I contact?

We are always looking for help before, day of, and after the Walk for Kids. Please email larmh-volunteer@rmhcsc.org to join us.

COVID-19

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our walkers and communities. Walk for Kids gatherings are scheduled to take place across Southern California at in-person locations; supporters are invited to participate in the way they feel most comfortable. Proof of full vaccination or negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event will be required for on-site participation.

In-person events shall be presented in accordance with applicable public health conditions as of the date of the event and which may change at any time as determined by federal, state, or local government agencies. Our Health & Safety policies are updated based on the evolving circumstances and plans and mandates may change. We will continue to update this page with developments and more details closer to the Walk for Kids.

In the case that the in-person event must be cancelled for any reason, Walk for Kids will take place virtually.

 

Contact Info

Amanda Casalegno
Ronald McDonald House Los Angeles
323-644-3082
ACasalegno@rmhcsc.org

Mailing Address:
Attn: Amanda Casalegno
Ronald McDonald House Los Angeles
4560 Fountain Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029