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Forming a team can enhance your experience and multiply your impact in the fight against Alzheimer's. Together, as a team you are a force much greater than what you can accomplish alone. Plus, when you team up, you can earn fun prizes that are only for teams. Team prizes include: a Team Captain's hat, Team Banner, Team Tent and more!

What is a team? We're glad you asked. A team is a group of four or more registered walkers. A team can consist of: families, friends, co-workers, club or organization members an University, school groups and more! If you have questions about forming a team and how to get started, contact us and we will be happy to help. 

Team Captain - Team captains play an important role in walks, serving as a liaison between their team and the Alzheimer's Association. The Team Captain is responsible for forming a team and recruiting team members, setting fundraising goals and teaching team members how to be a fundraiser. He or she informs team members of important dates and procedures and organizes the team on walk day.  Team sizes vary greatly from 4 walkers to 100 walkers, but the average team consists of 10 walkers.

Team Member - The captain serves as liaison for the team, but it is the duty of each team member to help reach the team's fundraising goals and help with team member recruitment. To register yourself or new member visit the registration page of your Walk of choice. Please be sure that your team captain has registered first and you know your team name.


Individual Walker - These are participants who are not on a team and have elected to become a fundraiser on their own.

Much of the success of a walk depends on hardworking volunteers. We are looking for volunteers to help in many different ways...

Pre-Walk Volunteers - Pre-Walk Volunteers help in getting the word out about the walk to the public. This may include assisting with follow-up phone calls, preparing mailings or serving on one of the walk Planning Committees.  

Walk Day Volunteers - Walk day volunteers help ensure the day runs smoothly for walk participants. This may include working at the walker check-in tent, food tent and/or water stops; assisting with entertainment, photography, T-shirt and sweatshirts distribution; route support, set-up and/or take-down of event day materials; or working as a greeter to welcome walkers or cheer on walkers as they cross the finish line.

Learn more about joining one of our planning committees or becoming a walk volunteer here.

For general event questions, contact 703.359.4440 or


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.