About the Route

There are 2 course options, both are wheelchair accessible:

  • The 5K Walk (3.1 miles) that takes you on a scenic route around the tidal basin, past the Jefferson Memorial and loops back around to the Walkers Village. There is a water stop along the way to keep you hydrated on your stroll!
  • The 1 Mile Family Fun Walk loops around the Washington Monument and back to the Walkers Village. This is a perfect walk for those not wanting to do the longer distance.

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Special Guests at the Walk  

  • Rick Harrison - Reality television personality, the co-owner of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop
  • Alan Faneca - Former NFL player
  • Jerry Kill - Former Head Coach of University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football
  • DJ Hapa  - first resident DJ on the Emmy award winning KTLA Morning Show in Los Angeles

Ask the Experts

Enjoy a unique chance to ask your own questions with leading doctors and experts at the main stage during the Ask the Experts information session at 11am!

  • Moderator - Sandra “Sandy” Cushner Weinstein, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Nathan B. Fountain, MD - Professor of Neurology, Director, FE Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, University of Virginia 
  • William Davis Gaillard, MD - Chief of the Division of Epilepsy and Neurophysiology at Children's National
  • Christi N. Heck, M.D., M.M.M. - Medical Director, USC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Athlete vs Epilepsy Ambassadors

  • Jeff Klauk, Former PGA golfer
  • Zach McGinnis, Professional swimmer
  • Chanda Gunn, Bronze medal recipient 2006 Olympic Winter games
  • Michael Poole, Professional triathlete  


  • Homer - Official Mascot of the Bethesda Big Train Summer Collegiate Baseball Team
  • Washington Redskins Cheerleaders
  • Gwynn Park High School Marching Band
  • Left on Lincoln, official house band of the 10th Annual National Walk for Epilepsy
  • Zumba Instruction courtesy of Elizabeth Mitchell, the "The Healthy Fitness Chef"
  • Face Painters and Bubble Wanders presented by  Just Jenny
  • Margaux Roberts - National Anthem singer
  • Dana Pirolli former Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader 

Event Info

Washington Monument Grounds
15th St. and Independence Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20007


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