You’ll flip for our new location! JDRF One Walk is now at Six Flags Great Escape!
2017 was an exciting year for the type 1 community as JDRF funded significant advances in the fight to cure, prevent and treat T1D. As a part of our JDRF One Walk program, YOU are an integral part of our success. Each year, 900,000 people like you raise $75 million at 200 walks around the world.
2018 will bring even more excitement to our local Chapter, as we consolidate and merge the JDRF One Walk program into one mega-event. The new JDRF One Walk Great Escape will bring the local type one community together like never before for an unforgettable experience. By combining One Walk Albany and One Walk Saratoga, our Chapter will host one of the biggest and most impressive fundraising walks in Northeastern NY. With your help, we have the potential to raise $500,000 to support T1D research!
- The JDRF One Walk will now be held on Saturday, May 12th at Six Flags Great Escape in Lake George, NY.
- Registration will now begin at 10am to allow for the additional travel time. The Walk will kick off at 11am. The route will meander through the park, including areas not accessible by the general public, and end back at the pavilion where lunch will be served to all walkers.
- Parking is free and there will be shuttles for anyone who cannot walk approximately 1 mile from the parking lot to the walk start pavilion located at the back of the park.
FUNDRAISING AND PARK ADMISSION:
In order to maximize funds raised for T1D research, The Great Escape is graciously donating free park admission on Walk Day to any registered walker who raises $100 or more. Walkers who raise $100 or more will also get the commemorative One Walk t-shirt. For those who didn’t raise $100, discount admission coupons will be available to use on Walk Day. Walkers who chose not to go into the park because they didn’t raise the $100, don’t want to purchase a ticket, or simply choose not to may return to their car and carry on with their day. We look at going to the park as an added incentive, especially since a ticket to the Great Escape on any other day costs $60.
V1P status is rewarded to participants who raise $1,000 or more. V1Ps will receive an exclusive V1P lanyard as well as access to the V1P Area on Walk Day. But it doesn’t stop there. This elite group will also receive the V1P Treatment from the Great Escape including front of the line access and a free ride on the go-carts or sky coaster!
We hope you join us on Saturday, May 12th and help us turn type one into type none! You can register today at walk.jdrf.org/GreatEscape. If you have any questions or suggestions to make this walk the greatest yet, please don’t hesitate to the offic
e at 518-477-2873.