Walk Day Information


September 17, 2022

10AM - 1PM

UNM Football Practice Field 

Please note that this year's event has a new location!

Location: UNM Football Practice Field1111 University Blvd SE Albuquerque, NM 87106.

Join us for music, food trucks, exhibitors and an awareness walk to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome! Learn about resources from local organizations and agencies at our exhibitor tables, enjoy activities like giant Jenga and cornhole, plus visit our face painter, tattoo station, and balloon twister. The U.S. Navy Funk Band and local performance groups will be bringing the entertainment! 

We'll keep the fun going after the event at the UNM Football tailgate. Located northeast of the football stadium feel free to stop by our tent. (Look for the RGDSN signs!) 

What to bring or leave at home:

Shade and Lawn Chairs: We invite you to bring small canopy tents, picnic blankets and chairs for your group if you wish. Please make sure all tents are secured with weights or ties. Staff and Fire Department representatives will be checking to ensure tents are secured. Those that are not will be asked to take down tents for the safety of participants.
Snacks and drinks: Feel free to bring a small picnic to enjoy! Food trucks will also be on site. Please remember to clean up after your group!
Signs, team shirts and spirit!: Let's make this a day to remember for our loved ones with Down syndrome.

Pets: Dogs (and other animals) are not allowed at the UNM Fields.
Weapons: Please leave any weapons at home. Bags and purses are subject to search at entry.
Glass Bottles or Containers: Please make sure any outside food and drinks are in plastic holders.
No Grills or Open Flame: Food vendors will be on site. 


Getting To The Event and Parking
 Attendees should use access from University Avenue or Avenida Cesar Chavez to enter the event. See map below for route options. Please let the parking attendants know you are there for Buddy Walk to forgo the parking fee at the entrance. There will be some handicap parking available directly in front of the gates in front of the field. Should handicap parking spaces fill up, we will allow vehicles to drop off guests in front of the gates before parking in the main lot.