The Walk and fun activities will take place THIS Saturday at Flowers Field and Dawkins Drive in beautiful Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh. Watch for the NAMI Signs.

NAMIWalks is a canine and children friendly event!

Here is the schedule:

9 to 10 am – registration and participant check in

10 to 10:30 am – welcoming program, acknowledge volunteers and donors, discuss walk logistics

10:30 am to 1:00 pm – teams and individuals can walk. There will also be ongoing activities for people who only walk a short distance or who do not want to walk at all.

1:00 pm – the roads will be opened, which means the walk route is closed to walkers. It may close earlier than 1:00 pm if the last visible walker is finished on the route.

One loop of the walk is 1.2 miles; three loops is 3.6 miles or about 5K. We did not have the route certified as a 5K.

Walkers may walk as much or as little as their motivation and endurance allows. So, some people may not walk at all, others may walk a partial loop, still others may walk as long as they can, up to 1:00 pm. You may start and end whenever you want.

To register or for more information about the Walk click HERE or email

Already registered? Click HERE for some helpful tips on how to make the most out of this year’s Walk.