EVENT DAY: Saturday, May 19, 2012
LOCATION: Castle Clinton Monument, Battery Park, New York
CHECK-IN: Begins at 9:00 am
WALK BEGINS: 10:00 am
Getting to Battery Park
Battery Park is at the southern tip of Manhattan. The area is very accessible via public transportation—the closest subway stops are Bowling Green on the 4/5 line, Whitehall Street on the N/R line, or South Ferry on the 1 line. The Walk start is about 200 yards southwest of the Bowling Green stop, the same distance west of the Whitehall Street stop, and also the same distance northwest of the South Ferry stop. Please see the map which follows for additional information.
If you are driving, the area is best accessed via the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel from Brooklyn, or via West Street or the FDR Drive from Manhattan and points north. There are commercial parking areas at 17 Battery Place, 50 Battery Place, the Ritz Carlton Hotel at 2 West Street, and in the surrounding area.
Walker Check-in will begin at 9:00am. There will be fruit, energy bars, and water available for all participants.
At check-in, you can turn in any cash or checks that you have collected for the Walk. If you have raised more than $100, you will be able to pick up your official Walk t-shirt
The Walk route is a 3 mile loop starting at Castle Clinton and going north along the Hudson River Promenade. The course loops around Stuyvesant High School and returns to the start via the Esplanade. A course map is available here (350k jpg). Volunteers will be on hand along the course to provide assistance. The Walk will be held rain or shine. Walkers may take as long as they wish to walk the course.
It is suggested that walkers wear comfortable clothing appropriate for walking and for the weather forecast.
Medical staff will be on-site for any issues or problems. In case of an emergency, contact the closest volunteer to reach the emergency medical personnel.
Water Station and Rest Areas
There will be a water station at the northern end of the course, behind Stuyvesant High School. Please feel free to stop and rest at any time along the course using the park benches and other rest areas.
Porto-pots are available in the start/finish area near Castle Clinton.
FUNDRAISING & PRIZES
We encourage you to use the online fundraising tools available on our website. During the online registration process you chose a username and password that will give you access to the participant center, which offers user-friendly tools to gain support from you friends, family and co-workers.
Most donations will be paid securely by credit card online through your personal page. Or you can collect cash or check donations directly from your supporters. All donations are tax deductible.
We will be accepting cash, checks, and all major credit cards at check-in.
You may continue fundraising after the event day. In fact, we encourage you to let everyone know what a wonderful time you had at the Fight for Air Walk and that you are continuing your fundraising in the weeks following the event.
Donations can be mailed or delivered to:
American Lung Association of New York, Attn: Fight for Air Walk
21 W. 38th St., New York, NY 10018
ALA’s Tax ID# 26-2818624
All walkers who have raised $100 or more are eligible to earn an official Walk T-shirt.