Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register?
You can register online here. You can also register day-of. Registration is $25.00 in advance, and $35.00 at the door. Walkers under 18 are free.
I can't make it right at 7am, can I still attend?
Absolutely! The kick-off ceremony starts at 7:30am in the main rotunda, but you are welcome to come anytime between 7am-9:30am, however the event promptly ends at 10am to allow Mall staff to spend Thanksgiving with their families.
I'm going to be out of town for Thanksgiving, but I'd still love to participate. How can I?
If you aren't able to make it to the event, register as a "Sleep Walker"! The Sleep Walker registration option allows you to register, and fundraise all while spending the morning in bed. The registration fee for Sleep Walkers is the same as our day of pricing, $35.
Can I use the same log-in that I had for last years' registration?
The Walk to End Hunger website has a new home this year, so you will need to create a new username and password.
I want to register for the event, but I am not able to pay the $25 registration fee. Can I still attend?
Yes! If you are not able to afford the registration fee, feel free to come and enjoy the event without registering. You can also print off the Offline Donation Form, and ask your friends and family to help you raise money for the Walk to End Hunger.
Where do the funds from the Walk go?
Since it's inception in 2008, the Walk to End Hunger has raised over $1.2 million to help suport hunger relief organizations working to eliminate hunger in the Twin Cities metro area. 100% of the net proceeds are distributed to our partner organizations. You can see our full list of these organizations here.
Do I have to raise $100 to be able to walk?
No, we suggest a goal of $100 per person to increase your impact on Hungry Minnesotans. And, if you raise $100 you will receive a free event t-shirt. Registration costs are included in total raised.
Are donations on the website secure?
Yes, all donation and registration information on our website is secure. When you get to a screen that asks for private information (contact and payment information), you will see that it shifts to a https://secure site.
I have received some donations in the form of checks or cash, what should I do with them?
You can mail the checks into us at: Walk to End Hunger, 555 Park St. Ste 400, St. Paul, MN 55103. Please enclose a note for us with your name, or team name, so we can credit the donations to you. If you would like to bring cash or checks with you to the Walk to End Hunger, print off the Offline Donation Form and bring it, with the donations, to the Registration Table.
Who should checks be written too?
Checks can be made out to Walk to End Hunger.
How long is the route, is it timed?
The Walk to End Hunger is a "fun-walk". At each corner of the Mall of America, there are Fun Zones full of activities and entertainment. We encourage you to visit all zones, and walk throughout the Mall at your leisure. If you'd like a bit more exercise, one lap around the Mall is about 1 mile.
Where do I park? How do I know where to go?
You will want to park in the East Parking Ramp on P1 or P2. Registration will take place on floors 1 and 2 of the East Broadway entrance, right by SeaLife. You can find a map of the Mall of America here.
Will the Mall of America have security on staff during the event?
Yes, the Mall of America security will be on site during the event.
I heard the Mall of America is closed on Thanksgiving day. Will the Walk to End Hunger still happen?
Yes! The Walk to End Hunger is still on, even though the Mall of America will be closed.
How can I get a t-shirt?
All you have to do is hit the $100 fundraising goal and the t-shirt is ready for you to pick up day of the event.
Is this event family-friendly?
Absolutely! There is no specific number of times you need to walk along the route, and at each corner along the Mall there are fun activities and entertainment for the young and old alike!
Are strollers, wheelchairs, bicylces or inline skaters allowed to participate?
Strolleds and wheelchairs are welcome. All walk routes and accessible. However, for everyone's safety, bicycles, inline skates, wheelie footwear, skateboards and scooters are not allowed.
Can I bring my dog?
Only service dogs are allowed at the Mall of America. Please leave your pets at home unless you have a service dog.
Can I volunteer at the Walk?
Yes! Volunteers make the event happen! To volunteer at the 2019 Walk to End Hunger, click here.
Other questions? Send us an email!