There’s a spirit you feel on the Avon Walk. A current of hope and excitement that connects us all. We cheer each other on as we achieve personal goals — and walk together with pride, knowing we’re making a real difference for people living with breast cancer.
You’ll share stories and laughs and make incredible memories. And we’ll be there to help at every step — with cheers, hugs and support all along the way. Join us for the weekend of a lifetime. The funds collected will go towards furthering the mission to advance technology to prevent and intervene on this caustic killer.
May 5-6, 2012 CEREMONIES – WASHINGTON MONUMENT GROUNDS
Opening: May 5, 2012 | Walker Arrival 5:30-6 AM | Ceremony Begins 6:30 AM
Closing: May 6, 2012 | Ceremony Begins at 3:00PM
THE ROUTE: Walking from the Washington Monument Grounds to Meadowbrook Park and back again.
See the route’s major landmarks on Google Maps »
The walk route to and from the Washington Monument Grounds and Wellness Village will consist mostly of sidewalks and city streets. The 2-day route will begin at the base of the iconic Washington Monument and will give you a tour of our Nation’s Capitol’s most exciting sites, like the Jefferson Memorial and the brand new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial! Saturday will end with a more quiet and scenic stroll through Bethesda into the park trails that will lead to the Wellness Village in Meadowbrook Park.
Sunday’s route will begin in Meadowbrook Park and will include different sites and neighborhoods from Saturday, so don’t forget to bring your cameras!
The route itself will be clearly marked with directional signage and other markings. This is how you will navigate the route during the event — by following the Avon Walk arrow signs.
There is also a route support team called “the Sweep Team,” which is available to help you while you are on the road between Quick Stops and Rest Stops. Overall, the route will take you through some of Washington, DC’s most beautiful neighborhoods, and is designed to be safe, fun, and interesting!
*Please bring photo identification along the route. One quick stop requires photo ID to use the indoor toilets.
Washington Monument Grounds
15th St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20230
Family/friends staying for the Ceremony can park along the street, but will not be able to leave cars overnight (please leave ample time for parking as this is a popular destination).
As overnight parking is prohibited around the Washington Monument, we encourage all participants to park at garages located close to the JW Marriott. Locations and rates will be announced soon. Please continue to check back for the most up to date information. Participants can take the complimentary shuttles from the JW Marriott to Opening Ceremony.
Complimentary shuttles to the Washington Monument Grounds will run from the JW Marriott, between 4-6 a.m. Saturday morning. Buses returning to the JW Marriott on Sunday will depart immediately after the conclusion of the Closing Ceremony.