Artesani Park, 1255 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA
NAMIWalks Massachusetts brings together people of all ages to combat stigma, raise funds, and promote awareness of mental health conditions. This annual walk is our largest event and biggest fundraiser.
The 2023 Walk Challenge is underway! Our goal this year is to raise $600,000, and we can’t do it without you. The Walk is just around the bend and we are a little over halfway to our goal. If you’ve been waiting for a sign to register for NAMIWalks Mass, this is it. You can be the star who helps us reach $600,000. So grab some friends, family, or colleagues, and let’s get started!
On this page: The Walk Experience – T-Shirt Design Contest – Volunteer for the Walk – Registration Help – FAQ – 2023 Sponsors
- 9:00 AM: Check-In Opens
- 10:00 AM: Speaker Program Begins
- 11:00 AM: Ribbon Cutting & Start of the Walk
- 12:30 PM: T-Shirt Contest Winners Announced
- 1:00 PM: Event Ends
The Walk takes place at Artesani Park in Boston, and includes free games, food and drinks, activities, and more. The 2023 route is a scenic one-mile loop around the park.
NAMIWalks Mass will be hosting several food trucks to keep participants fueled up. Current vendors include:
- Daddy’s Fried Dough
- The Coffee Trike
- Astound Ice Cream Truck
Come one, come all! The Fun Zone offers an exciting new area filled with games, activities, treats, and more. Some stations include:
- Tic Bag Toe
- Giant Jenga
- Giant Connect Four
- Snow Cone Machine
- Face Painting
Are you ready to make a difference while showcasing your creativity? We’re thrilled to announce our Walk Day T-Shirt Design Contest is returning! This is your chance to create a design that will be seen by thousands of participants and supporters. Start planning your entry now, as this contest is highly competitive.
Thank you for joining us in our mission to make a difference in our community. We can’t wait to see the amazing designs that you come up with! All entries will be judged the day of the walk and winners will receive a prize.
The volunteer form is closed as of 5/12/2023. However, you can sign-up to volunteer on the day of the Walk! See you there.
Need help with the registration process? Check out these guides…
Registration will open at 9:00 AM, so you and your team can begin arriving then!
The NAMIWalks t-shirts are given as prizes to all who raise $100 or more for the Walk. There will be a table where you pick up your shirt.
Unfortunately, the program will not be livestreamed this year.
Yes, there will be some parking available at Artesani Park. There will also be parking at nearby lots. NAMI Staff will be there to direct you where to go.
Yes. There will be buses and vans shuttling between various parking lots.
The shuttle buses will make trips between 280 Green Street, Cambridge MA and Artesani Playground and Wading Pool.
Vans will make stops between 1230 Soldiers Field Road and Artesani Park, including overflow lots at 1120 Soldiers Field Road and 1380 Soldiers Field Road.*
*Vans will also stop at 1300, 1320, 1330, and 1340 Soldiers Field Road, and Soldiers Field Place. We have not received permission for parking from these lots. If you choose to park in a different lot than mentioned above, please do so at your own discretion.
Yes. The 70 bus line and the 86 bus line drop off on Wester Ave, which is about a 5-minute walk from Artesani Park. The Commuter Framingham/Worcester Line drops off at Boston Landing, which is about a 15-minute walk from Artesani Park.
Registration will begin at 9:00 AM. There will be signs, staff, and volunteers there to direct you to the registration tent.
You just need to give your name when you arrive at the check-in tent.
Yes, we would love to see your furry friends there! We do ask that you please keep them on-leash while at the event. We will also be selling NAMI Mass dog bandanas at the Walk, so that your buddy can celebrate with us!
Yes, there will be Porta Potties available at Artesani Park, including an ADA bathroom.
This year the walk route will be shortened to a 1-mile loop. You can check out the map of our new walk route here.
Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes! Be sure to bring hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen as well.
Yes! There will be free snacks, water, and food trucks available at the event.
No, you will not have to pay in order to receive food from the food trucks. However, there will be a ticketing system with the food trucks to ensure all attendees are able to get snacks (should they want them).
Every registered participant will be given (1) ticket to be used to receive a snack from the Daddy’s Fried Dough and Astound Ice Cream trucks. You will receive this ticket at the Check-In Station. There will be jars at the food trucks for you to drop your ticket upon snack selection.
What happens if I'm not officially registered for NAMIWalks? Can I still get a food ticket to use at the food trucks?
Day-of registration will be available. Go to the Check-In Tent to register, and they will give you a food ticket. Please note: there will be a limited number of “day of registration” food tickets available.
NAMIWalks Mass is a rain or shine event! We will walk for mental health even if we get a little wet 🙂
Thank you to our 2023 NAMIWalks Massachusetts sponsors who help make the Walk possible.
Donor Relations Coordinator