$158,885 Raised $320,000 Goal

Join the The Up Side of Downs as we unite for a common cause and raise funds at the 2021 Northeast Ohio Buddy Walk. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, take the first step and donate or register today! Help us spread the word; all are welcome for our day of celebration!

To get started, just select the "REGISTER" button to start a team, join a team, or register as an individual. Additional family members can be added by selecting the green "Add Another Registrant" button during Step 3.  After you register, you can start your team or personal fundraising page by selecting the "Fundraising Page Set Up" button at the top of the online receipt.

If you cannot participate in this event but would like to make a donation to the The Up Side of Downs, please select the DONATE button. You can also donate to an individual or team by visiting their fundraising page under the TEAMS/PEOPLE tab. Please note: Donations do NOT include an event t-shirt

Registration Fees:

Please note: Participant fees include free admission to Lake Farmpark for the day, once the Buddy Walk ends at Noon.

Participant - $21 (event registration, virtual or in-person; includes t-shirt) **

Individual with Down Syndrome FREE (event registration for participant with Down syndrome, virtual or in-person; includes t-shirt)  **

Participant + Shipping Fee - $25 (event registration, virtual or in-person; includes shipping for t-shirt) **

Pet - $10 (event registration for pet, virtual only; includes bandana) ** 

To learn more, click the following for T-shirt pick up/distribution details.

** T-shirts, onesies & bandanas not guaranteed after 8/11/21.


Buddy Walk Signs:

Buddy Walk signs are available for purchase in the cart during registration. Choose from a Walk of Fame Sign or a Celebration Sign. Signs are $21 each. All signs must be picked up in person. No signs will be mailed.

If you have already registered and would like to purchase a sign, click here.

Northeast Ohio Buddy Walk®

In Person: Lake Metroparks Farmpark

Virtual: Wherever you are

Saturday, September 18, 2021

7:30 am - Registration & Shirt Pickup
9:00 am - Walk steps off

Registration QR Code



Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Starts at: 07:30 AM


Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Euclid Chardon Road
Kirtland, OH 44094


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