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We are just one day away from the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walks in Boston, Oakland, and Atlanta, and one week away from our postponed Walk in Houston! If you have already registered, we look forward to seeing you there as you walk with friends, family, and mental health professionals to help create understanding and awareness about OCD and related disorders!

Not yet registered? — No worries!

Onsite registration is available at all Walks tomorrow beginning at 8:00am. If you would like to receive a commemorative Walk T-shirt, you can donate $25 when you register and receive a shirt (shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for onsite registrants).

If you’re attending the Boston 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk

ocd_0708We are so excited to see all of you tomorrow at Jamaica Pond. We are expecting the weather to be great, but just in case, dress comfortably in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes. The Walk will take place rain or shine!

Schedule:

Onsite registration and T-shirt pickup begins: 8:00am
Opening Ceremonies: 9:30am
Walk begins: 10:00am
Walk Ends: Noon

Getting There

The Walk will take place at historic Jamaica Pond in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. The Walk Start Line and Registration Area are located in front of the Boat House, which is located on the east side of the Pond at 507 Jamaica Way, Boston, MA 02130. (View on Google Maps) The #39 bus travels from Back Bay Station (commuter rail and subway service) and stops one block from the Walk start. You can use the MBTA Travel Planner to determine the quickest route to the Walk from your location or use Google Maps. There is limited parking on the northwest side of the pond, and there is free street parking in the neighborhoods that surround the pond. However, if possible, we encourage you to use public transportation (see above).

If you’re attending the Oakland 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk

ocd_1280We are so excited to see all of you tomorrow at Lake Merritt in Oakland. We are expecting the weather to be great, but just in case, dress comfortably in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes. The Walk will take place rain or shine!

Schedule: 

Onsite registration and T-shirt pickup begins: 8:00am
Opening Ceremonies: 9:30am
Walk begins: 10:00am
Walk ends: Noon

Getting There

The Walk will take place at the Lake Merritt Amphitheatre in Oakland between 12th Street and 1st Ave., Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland, CA 94612 (Find on Google Maps).

Via BART: The Lake Merritt BART Station is conveniently located two blocks away from the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center and three blocks away from the Lake Merritt Blvd Amphitheatre.

Street parking will be available in and around the Lake Merritt Bart Station, Peralta College and Lake Merritt Blvd.

If you’re attending the Atlanta 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk

ocd_0703We are so excited to see all of you tomorrow at Chastain Park. We are expecting the weather to be great, but just in case, dress comfortably in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes. The Walk will take place rain or shine!

Schedule: 

Onsite registration and T-shirt pickup begins: 8:00am
Opening Ceremonies: 9:00am
Walk begins: 9:30am
Walk ends: 11:30am

Getting There

The Walk will take place at picturesque Chastain Park at 4469 Stella Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30342 in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood (View on Google Maps). Parking is available in the top blue lot. The Walk Start Line and Registration Area are located in the lower blue parking lot.

If you’re attending the Houston 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk

ocd_0749Due to flooding and severe weather in the Houston area and our concern for the safety of our walkers, we have decided to postpone the Houston 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk until NEXT SATURDAY, June 11th at the same location and same time! We are so excited to see all of you next weekend at Memorial Park. The Walk is a rain or shine event. We are keeping fingers crossed that the weather will cooperate with our event since we have rescheduled, but just in case, bring rain gear, dress comfortably in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Schedule for June 11th, 2016:

Onsite registration and T-shirt pickup begins: 8:00am
Opening Ceremonies:  9:00am
Walk begins:  9:30am
Walk ends:  11:30am

Getting There

The Walk will take place at Memorial Park in downtown Houston, one of the largest urban parks in the US. Going west on Memorial Drive, take a left onto North Picnic Lane. The Walk Start Line and Registration Area will be located immediately on your left on the South Picnic Lane (View on Google Maps). Parking is available all along the North Picnic Lane and connected parking lots.

3 Comments

  • Carla Stucky

    A beautiful way to honor all those who struggle and conquer daily. Thanks for all the hard work and effort IOCDF puts into their mission, it is appreciated!

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  • Brigit Rotondi

    Best wishes to all the walkers. You are doing this walk for a great cause and I want to thank you and support it Lv Brigit R

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  • Kevin Shirel

    Thanks to all that helping friends and love ones understand OCD. The information and by public walking events is helping us that have a loved one with OCD understand what it is like to have this disorder. It has been of great help and value to those who have OCD but no concept of how it effects someone’s life.
    Thanks to all and best wishes.

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