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Event Details

Event Details

At Take Steps, we’ll come together to honor the journeys of those living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Every step we take, and every dollar we raise will create awareness, fund critical research, and show everyone touched by this isolating disease that they are not alone.

Event Schedule
10 AM: Event begins, check in with your Team
10 - 11:15 AM: Enjoy activities like face painting, balloon art, yard games, kids activities; explore sponsor tents; learn more about the Foundation and our resources; visit the Trailblazer Lodge
11:15 AM - Dedication Ribbon Ceremony - you won't want to miss this moving program!
11:30 AM - Walk launches followed by celebratory photos at the Park
12:00 PM - Event concludes

Location & Parking
Address: The Yards Park, 355 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Parking Details: Parking lots are located between Yards Park and National Ballpark, managed by ABM Parking. Availability is first-come, first-served.he rate is $2 per hour for a maximum of 3 hours, then a daily rate applies. For more details, visit Capitol Riverfront Public Parking. Limited metered street parking is also available. T

Walk Route Length
Approximately 1 mile around Yards Park and the immediate surrounding area with customizable options to shorten or lengthen the walk depending on your Team's needs

Bathroom Access
Port-a-potties will be accessible on site.


Start at our Trailhead area. Check-in, submit donations, and IBD patients — you’ll find a special green T-shirt!

Next, grab a Dedication Ribbon that represents your connection to IBD. Hold on to it for our Dedication Ribbon Ceremony!

Head over to Base Camp to learn more about support and resources — and our work towards IBD cures.

At Base Camp, select your Badges. Wear them proudly to show your connection to the IBD community!

Your IBD journey is unique — and important. Patients and caregivers, add a marker on our IBD Journey Map in honor of where you've been and where we're headed: Mt. Remission & IBD cures.

Join in on fun activities and crafts for kids of all ages at Camp Oasis Corner!

Let patients and caregivers know they’re not alone when you participate in the Dedication Ribbon Ceremony.

There are more areas to explore and enjoy while at Take Steps. From our photo area at Mt. Remission, to Trailblazer Lodge for our Top Fundraisers, and more — there is fun for all ages. We can’t wait to see you!


Do you follow us on social? Use the hashtags #TakeSteps and #TakeStepsEffect to interact with us and share all of the fun at Take Steps.


Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

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