Walk from Home 2020 – Walk for Love

Walk for Love

This year, in response to the statewide precautions surrounding large social gatherings or events, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is hosting our annual Walk for LOVETM as a WALK FROM HOME virtual event.   Patients, families and the community are invited to participate anywhere they walk or run – and all day, any time. Open to everyone. Registration fees associated with the event help us to provide life-changing care to kids that has been a hallmark of pediatric specialty care in Northern California for almost 100 years.


Saturday to Saturday, June 13-20, 2020MoveSpring


Anywhere you walk or run and at any time.

  • As part of exercise or as a course of your day
  • At work and at home
  • Around the neighborhood or on errands


  • Registration Fee is $25
  • Patient Registration is Complimentary

All participants receive a Finishers Water Bottle (by mail) with additional swag.


Walk for Love


Registration includes a link to the MoveSpring App (FREE) which can be used on your mobile or computer.


Participants choose from one of three course options that vary only by distance: 10.5 miles, 20 miles and 30 miles.

All distances include challenge milestones, chat features with friends and family, and other amenities.  Participants have eight days in which to complete the course of their choice.


Additional Information

The WALK FROM HOME Walk for LOVETM is a health and fitness event open to everyone and appropriate for all ages. All proceeds from registration fees benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California, helping to assure all children requiring specialized treatment receive the expert care they need, from birth to 18 years of age, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

Traditionally, the Walk for LOVE & 5K provides participants with easy courses that include portions of the UC Davis Health campus and the beloved T Street in East Sacramento. The 2020 WALK FROM HOME course is a virtual experience that can be enjoyed on a mobile phone or computer – and includes a chat feature with friends and family also participating on the same course.  Steps accumulate any time you are using a fitness tracking device (mobile phone or commercial device) or may be manually entered using the website.  You participate at your pace, on your schedule and at any time, anywhere.

Child Participants

Parents or guardians may choose the username, avatar image and method of participation for their children.  Participants are identified on the course by username and avatar only, both of which are user or parent/guardian-defined.

Children with personal mobile devices or fitness trackers may participate similarly to adults with automatic updates to their daily course distance. Manual updates can be done on-demand to the website for children by parents or guardians, based on distance estimates.  A limited number of complimentary step trackers are available for children.  Parents or guardians should call Breanna Williams at (916) 453-2321.


Questions or Requests for Additional Information

Contact Breanna Williams at 916-453-2321 or brwilliams@shrinenet.org.

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Make an Appointment

Please call our Referral Center to schedule an appointment, call (916) 453-2191 or via email at ncal.info@shrinenet.org. A Referral Coordinator will partner with you to gather the necessary information to allow our physician leadership to evaluate the best path for your child.


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