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The 13th Annual Champlain Valley Buddy Walk

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The 13th Annual Champlain Valley Buddy Walk will be held on Sunday, October 1st, starting in Battery Park and proceeding along the beautiful Lake Champlain Waterfront. This walk is a wonderful event where old friends have a chance to become reacquainted and new members are welcomed into our community.

All participants ages 10 and older need to register for the event – either online or in Battery Park before the walk commences.  Online registration costs are $8 per participant for up to 3 people, with a maximum cost of $30 for a family of four or more.  Please note a family is defined as related family members living under the same roof.  Online registration closes at noon on Saturday, September 30th.

Online registration can be found here –> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/13th-annual-champlain-valley-buddy-walk-tickets-713923202517

On-site registration begins at 12:00 on the day-of-the-event.  Costs for on-site registration increase to $10 per participant for up to 3 people, with family registration capped at $35 per family. Those wishing to register on-site can pay using either cash, check or credit card.

A waiver must be signed by each participant aged 18 years and older (parents may sign for their children). Buddy Walk t-shirts will be available for purchase for $15 each at Battery Park.

We respectfully ask that attendees leave their pets at home, except of course for service animals, as some participants may have sensory issues.

After brief welcoming remarks, the walk commences at 1:00 for an approximately 1-mile walk in Waterfront Park.  After the walk, people are invited to gather back in Battery Park for light refreshments.

We’d also like to thank our sponsors who are helping to make this event possible:

  • Platinum Level: M&T Bank; Coldwell Banker – Hickok & Boardman – The Quinlan Group; Turnbaugh Insurance Group
  • Gold Level: Dore & Whittier Architects; Timberlane Dental Group
  • Silver Level: Otter Creek Engineering; Lakeside Pediatrics; Isham Family Farm

This is the sole annual fundraising event held by the Champlain Valley Down Syndrome Group and the walk will be held rain-or-shine.  Come support our activities and reconnect with old friends or make new ones.  We hope you are able to join us!


October 1
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Stacey Kelleher
(617) 308-2475


Battery Park
Battery Park
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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