Join us for the 2021 Walk to END EPILEPSY
Colorado Springs | Sunday, September 19 | Memorial Park
The 2021 nationwide Walk to END EPILEPSY is a movement that brings our community together to make a difference for the people we love who live with epilepsy.
Funds raised from the Walk provide education and awareness, training programs on seizure recognition and first aid, as well as improved access to specialty and supportive care for the nearly 60,000 people affected by epilepsy here in Colorado.
With the ever-changing COVID-19 situation and its effect on our communities, the safety of our participants, volunteers and staff is our primary concern. That’s why the 2021 Walk to END EPILEPSY events will offer the option to gather in person OR to celebrate in small meetups with your quaranteam at home, in your neighborhoods, or online.
Our in-person events will observe all mask and social distancing requirements, while still providing the same fun, friendly event you’ve come to expect.
In order to gather safely to walk together, our commitment to the health and safety of our participants is our utmost priority. We will be following current local and state public health orders and require all participants to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
To further ensure the health and safety of participants we will have separate start times (waves) for walkers, which are currently limited. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your designated wave time.
It is FREE to participate in the Walk to END EPILEPSY. However, we have so many great fundraising tools – including email templates, with Facebook capability, and more – that make it easy for you to help us raise awareness and funds to support Coloradans living with epilepsy.
If you need additional registration support or fundraising ideas, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The in-person routes are 5K around some of Colorado’s prettiest urban parks. If you’re planning a neighborhood walk, you can make it as long or as short as you want it to be!
Yes, well-behaved, leashed dogs are always welcome!
Yes! For those diagnosed with epilepsy, the Walk to END EPILEPSY is an opportunity to learn about the Epilepsy Foundation’s services and to connect with others living with epilepsy. During registration, indicate that you live with epilepsy and you’ll receive a FREE T-shirt, either at the event if you attend in person or mailed to you before the event date.
Register to walk by clicking on the Register Now button for the location nearest you. You’ll be redirected to our RunSignUp page for that event. Follow the steps to register in person or as a virtual participant.
Note that while fundraising is not required to participate in the Walk to END EPILEPSY, RunSignUp does require you create a participant page where you can share your story and have the option to fundraise. You can also create a Facebook Fundraiser during the registration process. The average person raises $150 using Fundraise with Facebook – you may be surprised who donates to your fundraiser!
During registration, you will have the option of registering as an individual or you can join a team or form a new one. To join an existing team, either go to the team page link sent to you by your team captain or search for your team name during registration.
Team Captains are the heart of Walk! As a Team Captain, you’ll recruit a team of family, friends, and co-workers, help them fundraise, keep them motivated, and have fun fighting for a great cause in the process. You will also have access to a Team Fundraising Page and numerous tools to make your team a success.
Bring your quaranteam, your pod, or your bubble – but stick to social distancing guidelines. All participants should follow CDC and local health recommendations when deciding to walk with those outside of their household.
Returning Team Captains should register first, starting a team with the team name from last year. Then use our email templates or share our Facebook events to encourage team members to register for your team.
If you attend our in-person events, you can pick up your fundraising or Living with Epilepsy T-shirt at the registration tent. If you register as a virtual participant, your shirt(s) will be mailed to you before the event.
There are so many easy ways to start fundraising for the Walk to END EPILEPSY! During registration, you will set up a personal fundraising page. You can forward that link to family and friends via email or social media to encourage them to donate.
You will also be given the opportunity to set up a Facebook Fundraiser, which is quick and painless – and you just might be surprised how many people will support you! We also have plenty of other fundraising ideas and tips and tools in our Resources section.
You can share a link to your participant page with friends and family via email or social media. Your Facebook Fundraiser will also display how close you are to reaching your fundraising goal, and you can share the fundraiser repeatedly to encourage additional donations.
Many employers offer programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. These “matching gifts” are an opportunity to double or possibly triple your donation to Walk to END EPILEPSY.
Contact your HR department or leadership team for more information.
Participants who use a Facebook Fundraiser raise, on average, $150 more than other fundraisers.
If you didn’t set up your fundraiser during registration, it’s easy to go back and set it up!
First, sign in to your RunSignUp profile. Scroll down to your Fundraising section of your profile and click on your fundraiser name to go to your fundraising page. Click on the “Create Your Fundraiser” on Facebook button.
You may have been registered as a Sub-Account of another person. If so, log in to your account and click “Create Separate Profile for this Sub-Account.”
You will need to have a unique email address (one that has not already been used in RunSignUp) and password to create a separate profile. Please email email@example.com if you need further assistance.
Mail checks to our office at:
Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado
5889 Greenwood Village Plaza Blvd, Suite 404
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Please include this Donation Tracking Form to ensure the donations get credited to you.
The funds raised through the Walk to END EPILEPSY support our vision to be the leader in empowering, connecting, and educating to improve the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado provides educational programs and services to support the 60,000 people living with epilepsy in Colorado and their families.
Yes! Your donation to the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado is 100% tax deductible since you are not receiving anything in exchange for your donation. You’ll be emailed a copy of your receipt for your records.
The Tax ID of the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado is 84-0607069.
While the Epilepsy Foundation does not accept donations via Venmo or PayPal, you can use your personal Venmo account to collect donations from friends and family and then submit them as a lump credit/debit card payment via your participant page.
For our guests who need accessible parking, we have secured the East High School parking lot at 2401 E 16th Ave.
We will have two six-passenger golf carts shuttling participants from the high school to the Pavilion to minimize how far you’ll have to walk.
Thank You to 2021 Walk to END EPILEPSY Sponsors!
Event management services provided by Done and Done Events
Nationwide Presenting Sponsors
Nationwide Signature Sponsors
2020 Event Highlights
THANK YOU for participating in our 2020 Virtual Denver Walk to END EPILEPSY.
With your support, we registered more than 1200 virtual walkers and raised almost $160,000!
View photos from the event.