Sunday, October 22, 2017

9:00 am   Registration
10:00 am Welcome Remarks and Walk Start 

One Walk, Westchester will take place rain or shine. 


We will be walking around racetrack at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. The track is .50 miles long. We advertise the walk as a 3-mile loop which is 6 laps. However, feel free to walk more or less!  



Upon arrival, follow the signs to our Registration/Check-In area. Here you will turn in any outstanding donations and receive additional information about Walk Day including:

  • JDRF T-Shirt tickets for anyone who raised over $100
  • Invitation to the V1P tent for eligible individual walkers who raised $1,000 or more
  • Invitation to our New Family Tent for our newest One Walk families

In order to ease wait times at the Registration/Check-In area, please attempt to submit all donations ahead of Walk Day by sending them to the JDRF office or making another round of email or social media donation requests. 

Donations submitted on Walk Day must be sealed in a Walker Collection Envelope (available at Registration/Check-In) and must include the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Team Name
  • Team Captain's Name
  • Total amount included in the envelope 

Please remember, each walker should turn in their own envelope. Walkers are asked NOT to combine funds into one envelope. 

Don't forget:
Checks should be made payable to JDRF. If you have a large amount of cash or coins to turn in on Walk Day, We ask that you convert it into a personal check.


Our newest JDRF One Walk participants are invited to join us under the New Family Tent where you'll meet some of our staff, our veteran families and learn about the resources that JDRF has to offer. 


Those individual walkers who raise $1,000 or more by Walk Day are invited to visit the V1P tent. Here you will be greeted and given a special gift as a token of our thanks! Being a V1P is something special to shoot for!


Food, family fun, entertainment and a number of vendors will be on-hand throughout the event. Be sure to visit Vendor Village where you will find Sanofi, Tandem Diabetes, Medtronic, Omnipod, Edelman Financial Services, New York Community Bank, Littman Krooks, Summerfield Pediatric Dentistry, Adira at Riverside, and Westchester Medical Center – Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

Activities include music by M.C. Fish Entertainment, an inflatable obstacle course and bouncy house, face painting, tattoos, arts & crafts, a Walk warm up by FitWalk, mini HIIT Classes by Anita Bae and massages given by Finger Lakes School of Massage!

Bagels, coffee, fruit and snacks including GoGo squeeze applesauce and Lola Granola will be available along with plenty of water. Be sure to make your way over to the Team Photo area and feel free to bring extra chairs and blankets as there is plenty of space on the field to make yourself comfortable. 



Be sure to leave one of your team T-Shirts at the T-Shirt pick-up area to be entered into the "best T-Shirt contest". Then, listen for the DJ to call a member of your team up to the sage to claim their prize for the best T-Shirt!


All Teams that have raised over $10,000 by Monday, October 16th are eligible for a Team Table. All teams who are eligible will be notified by email on Tuesday, October 17th.   


Donors who have written a check to JDRF for $250+ will receive a letter of receipt from JDRF.


While we love animals, we must request that you refrain from bringing dogs to One Walk, Westchester. 

Service animals are always welcome.


The Walk is located at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. For directions please enter the following address into your GPS: 810 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704. Click here for additional information about getting to Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. 


Parking is available at the Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway track. 


Thanks for all you do - we look forward to seeing you on Walk Day!