LOS ANGELES WALK 2013 FAQs

When is the Los Angeles 2013 Walk to End Genocide?

The Walk will take place on Sunday, April 14, 2013. Registration/Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Walk program starts at 10:00 a.m.

The Advocacy Fair & Action Festival is open throughout the event, closing at 1:00 p.m.. 

Where is the Los Angeles 2013 Walk to End Genocide?

The Walk will be held at Pan Pacific Park located at 7600 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. (across from the Grove)

How long is the Los Angeles 2013 Walk to End Genocide?

The Walk is a 5K (just under three miles) on city pavements.

What is the Los Angeles 2013 Walk to End Genocide Route?

The Walk will begin and end at Pan Pacific Park and take place on the main streets surrounding the Park. Route maps will be available at Registration. 

Where do I park on the day of the Los Angeles 2013 Walk to End Genocide?

Parking will be available at and near the Park.  Please check this site which will be updated periodically with more specific parking information. Volunteers will be present on the day of the event to guide everyone to the available parking locations. 

What does it cost to register?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

The general registration fees for the Los Angeles 2013 Walk to End Genocide are:

Adults (ages 26+) $20.00

Students (ages 12-25) $12.00.

Children (ages 11 and under) walk for free

One commemorative Walk to End Genocide T-shirt comes with each paid. registration.

 A registered child ages 11 and under may purchase a Walk T-shirt for $10.00

Group registrations are available at a discount.  A family, a school class or a House of Worship may register as a team for $50.00 and will receive two commemorative Walk to End Genocide T-shirts.               Additional T-shirts are available for registered walkers to purchase prior to and on the day of the event, subject to availability, for $10.00.

We want EVERYONE to participate. If you need to make special arrangements to accommodate individuals or groups, please call us at 818-501-1836 and we will be happy to assist you.

Do I have to raise money to participate?

No. Everyone is welcome to come to the Global Village Advocacy Fair & Action Festival. If you're not going to walk, please consider registering as a Walk Day Volunteer.  CLICK HERE

Walkers can make a donation in lieu of raising funds, but raising money not only helps JWW fight genocide, it helps to raise awareness among your friends and family about the terrible situations in Sudan and Congo, and allows them to help work with us to alleviate the suffering of the survivors. 

Are there any tips for raising money?

There are so many ways you can help make this fundraiser a success. Check your toolbox for sample emails and letters, ideas for fundraising events, and information on how to customize your webpage. Once you register, establish a fundraising goal for yourself and use the fundraising tips on the website to begin your efforts.Here are a few ideas of what you can do:

Where does the money raised go?

JWW is extraordinarily committed to ensuring that funds raised on behalf of JWW go directly to efforts to end genocide and to provide refugees and survivors with help, hope and support.  Please go to the Jewish World Watch website, www.JWW.org to learn more about our fundraising efforts. 

How do I turn in pledges?

You have 3 options:  and searching for your name to donate online.  Or, you can collect checks made payable to "Jewish World Watch"  and mail them to Jewish World Watch at

1. Tell your supporters to go to the Walk to End Genocide website at  www.walktoendgenocide.org, click on 'sponsor a walker' to find your name  to donate on line.    

2.  Mail checks (made payable to Jewish World Watch) to:5551 Balboa Blvd., Encino, CA 91316. If you mail in your checks please make sure you include your name and team name (if any) so you can get credit for your efforts.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               3.  Last, you can turn in your collected checks and cash to the registration table on the day of the Walk. 

I'm not able to walk but I'd like to be there.  Is there something I can do?

Absolutely! Volunteers are needed for a variety of projects from set up to cheering on the walkers.  Please send an email to amy@jww.org if you can volunteer.

Can Teens earn Community Service credit for walking?

YES!  Teens can earn community service for volunteering with JWW to help with the Walk and as a registered walker raising funds. 

Where and when do I get my T-shirt?

There are two ways:

Before the Walk: Contact the JWW office (818-501-1836) to pick up your T-shirt during the week before the Walk.

On the Day of the Walk: Stop at the Registration Table just outside of the Global Village to check in and receive a ticket to pick up your commemorative T-shirt at the T-shirt tent. Walkers who have not pre-registered may purchase T-shirts after they register on the day of the Walk subject to availibility. 

Will there be refreshments?

Water will be available to all walkers, and light snacks, including Kosher alternatives, will be available for purchase.

Can I bring a stroller?

Yes, you can bring a stroller.

Are wheelchairs OK?

Yes, those in wheelchairs can participate in the Walk.

Can I bring a bike? Roller blades? Scooter?

No, for your safety and the safety of all participants, bikes, scooters and roller blades are not permitted at the event.

Can I bring a pet?

No, for your safety and the safety of all participants, pets are not allowed, with the exception of service dogs.

What if it rains?

The Los Angeles 2013 Walk to End Genocide, Advocacy Fair & Action Festival will take place on April 14, 2013, rain or shine!