National Premier
& Red Strider
Sponsor:

Novo Nordisk

About Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the signature fundraising walk of the American Diabetes Association. Formerly Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes and America's Walk for Diabetes, the event has been taking place for more than 20 years and has raised more than $150,000,000 to Stop Diabetes!

More than 150,000 participants from over 130 walk events across the country came together last year to raise over $20 million.

Step Out Walks vary in length and each has its own local flavor, but some common themes can be found across all events:

  • Red Striders: A Red Strider is someone living with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes that participates in our events. They are given a Red Strider hat and are recognized in other ways. They are a reminder of why we walk. You may hear folks declaring "Go Red Strider" when seeing a walker wearing one of the Red Strider hats.
  • Champions: Participants who raise $1,000 or more become "Champions to Stop Diabetes." They are committed to doing everything they can to Stop Diabetes and are truly the backbone of our fundraising efforts. Once a participant sets their fundraising goal at $1,000 or higher, they receive the full support of their ADA staff partner to help achieve their goals. Each Champion receives a medal and other perks at and leading up to the event.
  • Teams: Teams come in all sizes—two or more people make a team! There are all types of teams as well: corporations, families, clubs & organizations, and school groups build teams to walk for those who have been touched by diabetes.

There are many faces and aspects to Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes that all contributed to a community committed to doing their part to prevent and cure diabetes once and for all.

Team Up!

Team up to Stop Diabetes!

Teams come in all sizes and from different backgrounds. Whether you gather your friends, family, coworkers or classmates, you can team up to Stop Diabetes!
Start walking as a team!


 

Be a Virtual Walker!

Do your fundraising on the go with your Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes application for iPhone and Android.

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20 Pts per mile by Walgreens At the corner of Happy and Healthy.
Earn $1 for the Association
Get Balance Rewards® points for healthy choices
 

National Teams

 

The National Team Program is a great way for businesses, clubs and organizations to help Stop Diabetes, while boosting employee morale and team-building skills. It gives companies an opportunity to form teams across the U.S. to support the Association's mission.

Want to learn more about starting a National Team for your company or organization? Learn more about starting a national team or email David McShea at dmcshea@diabetes.org to get started!

Are you affiliated with one of the National Teams below? Make sure to select your company affiliation in the drop-down when registering your team.

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Milestone Badges

Team Captain

Team Captain
Earned for serving as a Step Out Team Captain.

Self Donor

Personal Donor
This participant has made a personal donation to help Stop Diabetes.

Red Strider

Red Strider
Earned for being a Red Strider.

Striving to be a Champion

Striving to be a Champion
Earned for setting a fundraising goal at $1000 or more.

Storyteller

Storyteller
Earned for updating your personal story and/or photo.

Social Supporter

Social Supporter
Earned for using the Step Out Facebook app.

Trophy Worthy

Trophy Worthy
This participant has raised at least $10,000 to help Stop Diabetes.

You're a Star

You're a Star
This participant has raised at least $5,000 to help Stop Diabetes.

Leading the Pack

Leading the Pack
This participant has raised at least $3,000 to help Stop Diabetes.

Stacking Up

Stacking Up
This participant has raised at least $2,000 to help Stop Diabetes.

Champion

Champion
This participant has raised at least $1,000 to help Stop Diabetes.

Shining Bright

Shining Bright
This participant has raised at least $600 to help Stop Diabetes.

Hang the Banner

Hang the Banner
This participant has raised at least $350 to help Stop Diabetes.

Fast Walker

Fast Walker
This participant has raised at least $200 to help Stop Diabetes.

Email Pro 10+

Email Pro 10+
Earned for sending at least 10 emails via the Step Out Center.

Email Pro 25+

Email Pro 25+
Earned for sending at least 25 emails via the Step Out Center.

Email Pro 50+

Email Pro 50+
Earned for sending at least 50 emails via the Step Out Center.

Email Pro 100+

Email Pro 100+
Earned for sending at least 100 emails via the Step Out Center.