DIRECTIONS & PARKING
The Saratoga Race Course is located at 267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Please enter through Gate B/ Main Auto Gate on the corner of East Ave and Union Ave. You may park in the trackside parking lot off of Union Ave by Gate B. There will be signs directing you.
Registration opens at 9:30am and the walk kicks off at 11am. There will be family fun festivities before the walk. The event is RAIN OR SHINE.
When you arrive on walk day, please stop at the Check-In Tent. Everyone will need to stop at the Check-In Tent. Here you can turn in any donations you have, register if you haven’t done so already, and pick up your t-shirt coupon and V1P lanyard if you have qualified.
Have you been recently diagnosed? Make sure you stop at our JDRF Information Tent to pick up your drawstring backpack, meet other families, and get some valuable information.
Any walker who raises $100+ individually will earn an official One Walk t-shirt!
Walkers who raise $250+ are eligible to earn prizes ranging from fashion and FitBits to tech and toys. There is something for everyone and you have until Nov 30th to earn your prize! You can check out the prizes by clicking here.
Walkers who raise $1,000+ on or prior to Walk day will earn V1P status and admission into the V1P Area at Walk.
V1P AREA & TEAM VILLAGE
If your team raises $3,000+ (based on confirmed donations received by May 1st) you will earn a spot in Team Village! Walkers who individually raise $1,000+ on or prior to Walk day will earn V1P status! Being a Top Teams or a V1P comes with some special perks including: Customizable sign: “I’m the raise _______ type.” • Admission into V1P Tent • Exclusive personalized “Mile of Hope” sign to be displayed along walk route • Commemorative V1P lanyard • Goody bag for team captain or V1P with an LL Bean water bottle and other goodies!
T1D LOOKS LIKE ME
If you have T1D make sure you pick up your T1D Looks Like Me bandanna at check-in to wear on walk day. Wear it proudly because you are the reason we walk!
Let everyone know who you are walking for when you fill out and wear your new One Walk walker bib. Make sure to tell all your friends and family to pick one up at the JDRF information table and show it off!
MILE OF HOPE
New this year is our Mile of Hope. Any one that raises $1,000+ individually or $3,000+ as a team by Oct 1st*is eligible to receive a Mile of Hope sign. Each sign will feature a picture, walker name, team name, and personalized message that will be displayed along the route at One Walk Saratoga on Oct 14th.
IS THERE A REGISTRATION FEE?
JDRF One Walks don't require a registration fee but participants are encouraged to support T1D research by fundraising or making a donation.
DO I NEED TO REGISTER AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes. Registering online gives you access to a number of great fundraising resources and lets us keep you updated on the latest JDRF and Walk info. It also gives us an idea of how many people to expect at each Walk, so we can plan ahead for refreshments, T-shirts and volunteer staffing.
HOW DO I REGISTER MY FAMILY?
You have the option to add children under the age of 16 to your online registration. Look for the "Register My Child" button on the last step of registration. Adding children to your registration will ensure that all communications for your child are sent to your email address.
All individuals that do not fall under the child registration category will need to register themselves with their unique email addresses.
IF I PARTICIPATED LAST YEAR, HOW DO I GET MY LOGIN INFORMATION?
To retrieve your login information, visit this page. Under the orange LOG IN button, there is a "Forgot Username or Password" link that will assist you in retrieving this information.
CAN I PARTICIPATE IN JDRF ONE WALK IF I'M NOT ON A TEAM?
Yes, you can choose to walk and fundraise individually. But walking with friends, family or coworkers can make the Walk more enjoyable and rally even more support for JDRF.
HOW CAN I JOIN A TEAM?
When you register, you can choose to join an existing team or create your own by registering as a team captain.
IS THERE A FUNDRAISING MINIMUM?
No, but we encourage every participant to support JDRF by making a donation and aiming high when setting their fundraising goals.
HOW ARE DONATIONS MADE?
Donations can be made via cash, check or online with a credit card. All checks should be made payable to JDRF.
DO YOU ACCEPT EMPLOYER-MATCHING DONATIONS?
Yes, talk to your human resources department to find out if your company participates in our matching gift program or search the matching gift database. You can double or even triple your fundraising contribution to JDRF.
ARE DONATIONS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?
Yes, all donations to JDRF are tax-deductible.
HOW DO I GET A JDRF ONE WALK T-SHIRT?
Any participant who turns in donations of $100 or more, on or before Walk Day, will receive an official JDRF One Walk T-shirt.
CAN I STILL FUNDRAISE IF I CAN'T ATTEND A WALK?
Of course! You can choose to sign up as a "Virtual Walker" when you register. This means that even though you won't be walking in person, you'll still run a fundraising campaign and virtually "walk" to support JDRF.
CAN I FUNDRAISE AFTER WALK DAY?
Yes, any funds submitted within four weeks of Walk Day are included in qualifying totals for individual fundraising rewards and team awards. Any funds submitted after that are still accepted and although they won't qualify you for rewards, they still go toward life-changing T1D research.
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT WILL I RECEIVE?
JDRF chapter staff can assist you every step of the way with helpful fundraising tools and resources, and any other support you may need.
IS THERE A FUNDRAISING REWARDS PROGRAM?
Yes! When you fundraise for JDRF, you show the world that you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people affected by T1D. To thank you for your commitment and hard work, we offer some great prizes as rewards. After your final donations are tallied, you'll select a prize based on the total amount of money you raised.
Check out all the great prizes at our fundraising rewards website.
WHAT IS A V1P?
V1P status is rewarded to participants who raise $1,000 or more. As congratulations for being part of the top 5% of fundraisers, they receive exclusive V1P badges and lanyards as well as access to the V1P tent on event Day. But it doesn't stop there. This elite group will also receive the V1P Award as a token of our gratitude at our One Awards held in June.