Step Up for Down Syndrome

Please join us September 25th, 2016
for the 19th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk!

Como Park, Midway Pavilion, St. Paul, Minnesota (off Lexington Ave & Horton Ave)

Registration begins at 10:30, Walk begins at noon

Offsite parking: Bandana Square, 1010 Bandana Square Blvd (off Lexington Ave & Energy Park Dr)

rain or shine!

We are very excited to announce our 2016 Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk. The Walk will be held, again, at beautiful Como Park in St. Paul, MN on Sunday, September 25th, 2016 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Walk registration is now live!

Register today!!



Register by July 29th to have your name put in a drawing for a $100 gift card from Target

Register by August 28th for t-shirts. Register by September 22nd to get a free bag lunch


Registering for the Step Up for Down Syndrome walk opens access to all the great activities planned for the day plus a free lunch and water or access to several different food trucks. Download the form above or, better yet, register online by going to go to There you can register, order shirts, request lunches and set up a personal fundraising page – a fun and easy way to support the programs and services of the Down Syndrome Association.

Register by July 29th to be entered in a drawing for a $100 Target gift card!

Registration Fees

$5 Per person

Children 5 and under are free

Person with Down Syndrome is free

Included in your registration is access to the day’s events – live music, jump houses, pony rides, face painting, free lunch (upon request), air brush tattoos, giant hamster ball rides, Games 2U, visit Disney princess or super heroes and more.

Walk tshirts are extra, $7 for most sizes, $8 for 2XL & 3XL.


The Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk is the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota’s single most important source of financial support. Thanks to what you and thousands like you did last year, we raised more than $200,000 to support Association activities, such as our Regional Conference, Grandparents and Youth & Adult Conferences, financial support to more than 20 parent groups, new and expectant parent packets, books and videos for new and expectant parents and more.

Online fundraising is easy! Just go to, after you register for the walk, proceed to your fundraising page. You can create a personal page OR a team page. You can include a personal message, an optional photo or video, personalized web address and message to and about your friends and family.


Everyone that registers by September 22nd will be guaranteed a lunch for the number indicated on their registration. When you check in the day of the walk (at the registration area), you will be given tickets for your lunch. There is no charge for these bag lunches nor is there a charge for the gluten free lunches you need to order. If you register after September 22nd or prefer not to order a bag lunch or just walk up the day of, we will have food that can be purchased from vendors who will be with us all day, including: mini donuts, bratwurst, hot dogs, popcorn, nachos, and more.

There will be face painting, moon walks, kids’ games and lots more! Plus, Step Up Walk entertainment has become a huge part of the day. This year our main stage will again feature the indie kids rock group The Bazillions.


Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Ronald McDonald House or an item for Fiona’s Hope Totes. Many DSAM families have benefited from the services of these organizations and we’d like to give back. Ronald McDonald House provides comfortable, home away from homes for families of children in extended hospital stays. Fiona’s Hope Totes provides bags to families who have extended hospital stays to make life a little more comfortable.

Please visit and for details.

If you have questions please call the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota office at (651) 603-0720 or (800) 511-3696. Or email

We look forward to seeing you at Como Park on September 27th as we celebrate our 18th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk!

Interested in sponsoring the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk? Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities by visiting our Walk Sponsor page.

Interested in volunteering? Please visit our volunteer page to connect with our volunteer managers.