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2016 Logistics


DATE: Saturday, April 16, 2016

LOCATION: Haven Walk a Mile will begin
and end in Downtown Modesto at:
 Gallo Center for the Arts
1000 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354


REGISTRATION: All Walkers must register to walk: 
- Pre-Registration: Walkers are encouraged to register online prior to the date of the Walk at a rate of $40 per adult; $30 per adult for teams of 5 or more; and $20 per student (with valid student ID). Register and/or create a team online here.    
- On-site Registration: Registrations (and donations) will also be accepted on the morning of the Walk at a rate of $50 per adult; $30 per adult for teams of 5 or more; and $20 per student (with valid ID). Cash, credit cards and checks will be accepted. 

CHECK-IN: Registration and Check-in will open at 9:00am. The official welcome and announcements will start at 10:00am. The Walk will begin at approximately 10:30am. We encourage you to arrive early to have time to register/check in, pick up your Walker number, bag, T-shirt and Shoes, to organize and photograph your team and to participate in Heel-Walking Demonstrations! 

SHOES: High-heeled shoes will only be provided for paid, registered walkers (and registered sponsors). Shoes will not be provided for individuals registering for free. 

We only have shoes in MALE SIZES from 6 to 16. We do not have half sizes. Please note that if your exact size is not available we will do our best to provide the closest, slightly larger size available. 

Walkers are not required to wear high-heeled shoes but are encouraged to do so. You are welcome to bring your own shoes. Be creative - your shoes do not need to be red high-heels but they should be colorful and fun!

Please note that only male walkers wearing high-heeled shoes are eligible for the Walker Awards! 

SHIRTS: Each PAID registered walker (and sponsor) will receive one Haven Walk a Mile 2014 T-shirt at check in. We will do our best to honor your size while supplies last. Requests will be filled in order of registration receipt. (We’re sorry but we do not have SMALL size T-shirts).

DONATIONS & FUNDRAISING: Walkers are encouraged to raise funds and can personalize a fundraising page online at First Giving. All funds raised from the event will support the important work of Haven Women’s Center.

Walker Awards will be presented to the team and individual who raise the most funds! Tax Information: Registrations are not tax deductible but all donations are and go directly to support the work of Haven Women’s Center. 

WHAT TO WEAR: You should dress in casual, colorful clothing. We encourage walkers to wear their Walk a Mile T-shirts. If you are part of a team, we encourage you to dress alike in similar team colors or uniforms (this is a great opportunity to show the community that your team is taking a stand against sexual violence). 


  • Signs to carry with your team name or with slogans against domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Extra socks and bandaids in case your shoes are too small or irritate your feet!
  • A light sweater or jacket as it might still be cool in the morning; - sun block in case it’s a sunny morning (you might want to put extra lotion on your legs and feet if you’re showing off your heels!)
  • Extra money in case you want to buy food, refreshments or merchandise at the Walk or at the after party celebration. 

PARKING: Limited street side parking is available in Downtown Modesto. Walkers are encouraged to park in one of the nearby garages

WALK DISCLAIMER: All registered Walkers agree to the terms of the following Haven Walk a Mile Disclaimer: In consideration of my entry in the Haven Walk a Mile 2015 event, I, for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I have or may hereafter have against the organizers of this event (including but not exclusively Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus), its participants, its employees, its board members, its volunteers, all sponsors and their representatives and all claims of damages, demands, actions whatsoever in any manner, as a result of my participation in the event, including travel to and from this event.   I attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for completion of this event and I have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person. Further, I hereby grant Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus the absolute right and permission to use my name and likeness, and to publish, copyright and use pictures of me in which I may be included in whole or in part, composite or retouched in character or form, in any broadcast, telecast, video or print media of this event without compensation. If the participant is under 18, I certify that I am his or her parent or legal guardian and I give my consent without reservation to the foregoing on his or her behalf.    NOTE: You will not be able to complete your registration for the Haven Walk a Mile 2015 event without confirming this waiver.



Saturday, April 16, 2016

9:00am     Registration & Check-in Opens
Registration   -   Shoe Fittings  -   Sign Making   -   Music   -   Radio Broadcast
10:00am     Welcome
Explanation of Walk Route, Rules & Awards, Sponsors Thank Yous 

-  May Rico, Interim Director, Haven Board of Directors
- Mayor Garrad Marsh
Loosen Up | Rock the Heels
Heel Walking Demonstrations & Stretching
Victoria Popoff, Studio V  
10:30am     Walk Begins      
Walkers to your Mark DJ, Clear Channel 

11:00pm     Walker Awards Ceremony*
Award Presentations Angelica Anguiano and Jen Dittman, Board of Directors

Coleen Sparkman, President, Haven Board of Directors

11:30pm     AfterParty! 
Urbano California Bistro  
1016 H street, Modesto 


We will be presenting Awards at the end of the Walk in the following categories: 

Top individual fundraiser
Top team fundraiser
Best costume (s) 
Team with most walkers
Youngest walker
est strut

Please note that only registered walkers wearing high-heeled shoes are eligible for the Awards!