Buddy Walk 2016


Event Title: Down Syndrome Association of NWI 2016 Buddy Walk
Location: Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point, IN 46307
Description: DSA of NWI 2016 Buddy Walk & 5K Race Event:
Sunday, September 18, 2016
5K Race: 9:00am
Buddy Dash: 10:00am
Main Buddy Walk: 10:30am
Deadline to receive a 2016 Buddy Walk t-shirt is September 1, 2016.

You "MUST" be registered to participate in the 2016 Buddy Walk at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
Onsite registration will also be available. Preregistration is encouraged for easy access to the Fairgrounds the day of the event.

Please register below to join us for our annual Buddy Walk and/or 5K. You can register as a VIP Buddy if you have designer genes or as a Buddy Walker of a VIP Buddy. All VIP Buddy's and paid Buddy Walkers will receive a t-shirt and meal option. Please list the number of individuals you are signing up for in each box associated with the type of registration.

Last year we added a 5K race, which was be held prior to the main annual Buddy Walk. We will be bringing that back this year as well! Participants can also use this site to register for the 5K Race as a runner. We will also have a Buddy dash for different kids age groups before the annual Buddy Walk too!

Please feel free to use this site to register for one event or multiple events on the day of the annual Buddy Walk.

If you would like to make a donation but aren't able to join us on the walk day, you can do so for a particular team by visiting the VIP Buddies Donation Page. You may sign up to create your own donation page and help spread awareness and raise money for the DSA by emailing us at buddywalk@dsaofnwi.org you can also sign up as a vendor or sponsor.

If you'd prefer to register with a mail-in hard copy form, please click the "Buddy Walk Registration Form" link below and mail it in.

However you choose to sign up, we thank you for your commitment to the Down Syndrome Association of NWI and the 2016 Buddy Walk.
Contact Information
Kristin Taylor
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What is the Buddy Walk?

The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.  Since its inception, it has become the world's most widely recognized public awareness program for the Down syndrome community. 

Donate to an Existing Team's Page

DSA of NWI and South Chicago Buddy Walk is Sunday, September 18, 2016.

5K Race: 9:00am
Buddy Dash: 10:00am
Main Buddy Walk: 10:30am

Click Register for the 2016 Buddy Walk button below to register for the following:

  • VIP Buddies
  • Buddy Walkers
  • 5k Runners
  • Buddy Dashers
  • Sponsors
  • Vendors
  • Non-Profit Vendors

Create a Team Page

Click here to register to have a Team Page created.

Update an Existing Team's Page

Click here to submit information to update your exisiting team page.  Not sure if you have one?  Click here to view our list of team pages.

Would you like to donate to a team participating in the DSA of NWI & Chicagoland's 2016 Buddy Walk?  Click here to find a team to support.


Please contact Kristin Taylor at buddywalk@dsaofnwi.org with all questions, comments, or concerns pertaining to the DSA of NWI & Chicagolan's 2016 Buddy Walk.