Registration Frequently Asked Questions

What is the registration fee?

Walker Registration with T-shirt (all ages): $10

Walker Registration Only (all ages): $5

Walker with Down syndrome with T-shirt: free

MVDSA Paid Member Walker with T-shirt: free 

We encourage every participant to register by September 3, 2019. A limited number of t-shirts will be available for purchase on the day of the event, but we cannot guarantee your desired t-shirt size if you have not registered by September 3, 2019.

Should I register my kids?

Yes, please register everyone who will be attending (even those in strollers). This helps us plan for the walk!

What are my registration options?

You can register to start your own team, join an existing team or participant without a team.  When you register, you will first enter your personal information and shirt size.  When you proceed to the next step, if applicable you can enter your team name or the team you would like to join.  During this step you can also enter additional registrants by selecting the green “Add Another Registrant” button.   When you proceed to the next step you will have the option of adding a donation as part of the registration.  Please review your cart to confirm the correct number of registrants, shirt sizes and any optional items selected before finalizing your registration and entering payment.  Detailed information for registration can be found under the “HELP” tab.  After completing the registration you will receive a confirmation email for each person registered, a receipt for registration and a credit card receipt.

I registered last year for the walk. Do I need my user name and password to register this year?

If you are a team captain and would like to have access to the prior year's list of team members and donors you will have the option to enter your user name and password or request them after you select the REGISTER button.  Otherwise you can select the REGISTER button and select "No" to continue your registration.  If you use the same name and email address from last year, your previous user name and password will be displayed at the end of the registration process.

I have a family member who wants to join my team but may not be able to attend the walk. Can they still join my team?

Yes, family members can still support you by donating to your team and fundraising as a team member even if they are unable to attend.

What is the cut-off to join a team? 

You can register online up to noon on the day before the event. Please have everyone register as early as possible to give us a good headcount so that we can plan for a better event. Registration is also available on-site on the day of the event.

Some of my family would like to come, but not walk. Do they need to register?

We encourage every participant to register by September 3, 2019. A limited number of t-shirts will be available for purchase on the day of the event, but we cannot guarantee your desired t-shirt size if you have not registered by September 3, 2019.

Is it better to register online or register the morning of the walk?

There are many advantages to registering before the walk, for example: knowing how many people to expect will help us plan for a better event for everyone. MVDSA, event sponsors and vendors order all items based on how many people have pre-registered for the walk. Each individual and team that registers will receive a webpage within the MVDSA Dayton Buddy Walk website. This will give friends and family a place to go where they can donate directly to you online or get a donation form and mail a donation directly to MVDSA that will be credited towards your page. You can also customize this page with a photo and special message. 

Who can participate in the Buddy Walk®?

Anyone and everyone! We encourage everyone to invite family, friends, classmates, teachers, students, neighbors, coworkers, and others to join them at our Buddy Walk®! Every participant helps promote the importance of awareness, acceptance, and inclusion!

Are there opportunities to volunteer?

Absolutely! We need help with everything from planning to day-of-the-walk logistics to cheering on our walkers! Contact Chris Steiner at for more information!