Touch below for  Important information for giving back volunteers participating in the  Making  Strides of San Diego walk on Sunday, October 15.


Before the Walk
  • T-Shirt: Pick up your Commonwealth Cares team shirt at the conference Information Desk on Thursday (6:45 a.m.–4:15 p.m.) or Friday (7:15 a.m.–4:15 p.m.). The desk will be located in the  Palm Foyer on the second level. We hope you’ll wear  the  shirt for the  walk and represent Commonwealth with pride!


  • Making Strides Waiver: When you pick up your shirt, you will also need to sign  a waiver specifically for Making  Strides (this is different from the  Commonwealth waiver you have  already signed).


Event Timeline
Sunday, October 15

6:00 a.m.–6:45 a.m.,  Hotel Lobby, Kettner Entrance

Commonwealth Gives Back Registration and Breakfast—Meet in the hotel lobby for registration and a grab-and-go breakfast.


6:45 a.m.,  Kettner Entrance

Transportation Departs  from Manchester Grand Hyatt


7:10 a.m.–7:30 a.m.,  Balboa Park (on the corner of 6th  Avenue and  Laurel Street in San Diego) Gather at Commonwealth Tent in the Event Circle—Take pictures, meet other walkers, and take in the incredible energy from more than  20,000 walk participants.


7:30 a.m.

Walk Begins—The walk is approximately four miles long  and has a rolling start.  To review the route, you can access the event map.


Rolling End to Walk


10:30 a.m.,  11:00 a.m.,  11:30 a.m.

Departure  Shuttles—Commonwealth shuttle buses depart from Balboa Park for Manchester Grand Hyatt.


Please connect with the event planning staff at the information desk.