One Walk Jacksonville – April 7th

April 7, 2018, Jacksonville, FL
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, April 7th - Join us for the 2018 JDRF One Walk, Jacksonville on Saturday, April 7th at Metropolitan Park! Be sure to stick around after the event for lots of fun, food, and festivities including face painting, music, bounce houses, and much more!!! Event Location: Metropolitan Park 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32202



Metropolitan Park

Walk Details:
DATE: Saturday, April 7, 2017 (Rain or Shine) TIME: Check-in/Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. / Walk Starts at 9:00 a.m. Arrive early to turn in money at Registration, take part in aerobic warm ups, and enjoy a light breakfast! There will be lunch, music, and fun for the family following the Walk (including bounce houses, tattoos and games for the kids). Location: Metro Park, Downtown 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202
(On river, next to Everbank Field)Enter Metro Park at Gate 2
Free parking has been reserved for JDRF Walk participants. (Note: If you are a V1P Walker and have received a special parking pass, you will look for Lot K, near Gate Q)

Walk Route (3 miles with a 1 mile option)
If you or a loved one have T1D, it’s always a good idea to bring diabetes supplies with you during the Walk. However, if you are experiencing a low blood sugar along the route, you can ask for a juice at water stations. Inside Metro Park, you can visit First Aid if needed.

Pet Care:

In consideration of other guests, if bringing a dog, please keep them on a leash and be prepared to clean up after your pet along the route or inside Metro Park.

Turning in Money on Walk Day: On Walk day, check-in/registration will open at 8:00 a.m. This is where you will go if you have any money to turn in, have not yet registered, or need to pick up a JDRF t-shirt ticket if you’ve raised $100 or more. (T-shirt tickets may be redeemed at the t-shirt tent) Check-in/registration will be located directly inside the entrance of Metro Park and will be marked with signs. Please make sure to turn in all monies BEFORE Walk starts. As registration will close when walk starts.
On Walk day it’s very important that envelopes at registration are filled out completely. This will ensure the proper Walker is credited and the money collected counts to your team.  Data provided on the envelope will be critical for the data processing center that will be entering your donations onto your walker pages.

Want to win $5,000? Don’t forget to make your Birdies for Charity guess on the back of your walker envelopes.

Turning in Money Prior to Walk Day: We request that if you are turning in money to the JDRF office before the Walk, please do so by Tuesday, April 2nd or BEFORE. Staff will not be at the office on Friday, April 6th to collect your money.

(When turning in money, make sure to note on the envelope or check/cash donation which walker should receive credit and what the team name is, if applicable!)

Unconfirmed Gifts Handling: If you have entered your donations as unconfirmed gifts on your Walk Participant site and have not turned the monies in yet to the JDRF Office, please do so by Tuesday, April 2nd in order to have them confirmed in the system. You can still turn in your “unconfirmed” gifts on Walk day, but as a heads up, all unconfirmed gifts will be deleted in the system on Monday morning, April 9th. These will still be credited to your team when received, but will just not show any more as unconfirmed on your page.

** Also, don’t forget that with any donation of $20 or more, you can participate in the Birdies for Charity program! Click here for more info and be sure to provide us with your guess on how many birdies will be made in THE PLAYERS and also as a tie breaker, how many balls will go into the water. Don’t miss this opportunity help JDRF “win” big and your chance to win a prize of $5,000 as well!

Additional Walk Day Participation Info:

Register: You can still register for the One Walk at

Please register all of your walkers so that we can have an accurate count for police/food.

Photos: If you’d like to have a team photo taken to remember Walk day 2018, make sure to visit our Team Photo station located inside the park. (Photo links will be emailed the week following the Walk).
New Families Tent: If you have never been to a JDRF One Walk or you are a newly diagnosed type 1, please make sure you visit the new families tent.
V1P Tent: Did you raise $1,000 or more? We want to recognize and thank you for all your hard work!! Please stop by the V1P and enjoy some special things just for you.

Corporate and Family Team Tent Area: If you plan to bring a tent to put up, please let Candace Monroe ( know before Wednesday, April 4th. VERY IMPORTANT…..Metro Park does NOT allow and staking into the ground, you must bring sandbags or water jugs to secure your tent down.


If you have any questions or need anything at all leading up to the Walk, please contact the JDRF office at (904) 739-2101 or email us at:

Brooks Biagini, Executive Director,

Candace Monroe, Development Manager,

Pam Williams, Development Manager,

THANK YOU for all that you’re doing to help further research for a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications. We appreciate you so very much! Keep up the great work until Saturday’s Walk day and beyond! And, don’t forget, money can be turned in up until June, so, keep fundraising – we need your help now more than EVER!


1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32202