Register here for NAMIWalks NYC 2018!

Join us for our 12th annual NAMIWalks NYC. You’ll be a part of the largest mental health awareness event in the country. When you walk with NAMI-NYC, you’re advocating for people and their families living with a mental illness, right here in the New York City metropolitan area.

Join us on Saturday, May 12 at the South Street PromenadeRegister today and improve our communities one step at a time!

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah Sheahan at or 212-684-3365 ext. 207.

Need to know what to say when you ask people to support your fundraising? Here’s an email you can use…feel free to adapt it for you!

What Do I Need To Know On Walk Day?

Location: South Street Seaport – located at the intersection of South and Fulton Streets. Use 12 Fulton Street to map it!

Mass Transit: Take the 2, 3, 4, 6, A, C, J, or Z to Fulton St., the E to World Trade Center, or PATH to World Trade Center.

Parking: There are pay-parking lots within three blocks of the Seaport.

Walk Schedule:

  • 8am to 10am: Check-in and registration
  • 9am: 5K Run begins – $40 entrance fee
  • 10am: Opening ceremony and Walk
  • 10am-12pm: We Walk!
  • 11am-1pm: Post-Walk Wellness Fair

Bring: A light jacket, sun screen, hat and umbrella (if it looks like rain) – we walk rain or shine!

Registered Online? Print out your Walk page and bring it with you. OR go to on your phone and show us your page!

Not Registered Online or Didn’t Print Your Page? That’s ok! Use the registration line and complete the paperwork on Walk Day – we only need your name, address and signature.

Have Cash or Checks? You can turn it in when you register/check-in! Checks can be written to NAMIWalks, NAMI, or NAMI-NYC.


As always, we’re here for you. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah at or 212.684.3365 ext. 207 or Brittany at or 212.684.3365 ext. 216. We’re happy to help you! Together we’re creating a stigma-free environment.

Thank you for everything you do to support NAMI-NYC!


“I walk because after such a long, dark thorny road on my own I get to share the road with others. We get to share our journeys with each other, each one a different odyssey as epic as Homer’s, each walker as heroic as Odysseus to have made it out to the other side. I walk to celebrate our crossing through the light at the end of the tunnel out into the sun, having earned our pride.” – Paul Dalio, 2018 New York City NAMIWalks Champion

Paul Dalio is a filmmaker. His feature debut, “Touched with Fire,” was inspired by his journey to turn his bipolar from a curse into a gift. “Touched with Fire,” starring Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby, is a love story between two poets with bipolar disorder. Paul wrote, directed, scored, and edited the film which was released in February 2016.

Paul Dalio


“When I went to therapy I realized something that most men need to understand – therapy isn’t ‘soft.’ My saying is, ‘Therapy is gangsta.’ It actually empowered me. It’s important that people talk about mental health. There is help available if you’re ready to ask for it.” ~2017 Grand Marshal & King of Walk, hip- hop legendDarryl DMC McDaniels

Why do we walk?

In 2017, despite heavy rains, several thousand people attended NAMIWalks NYC, raising close to $600,000. We walk to promote awareness, fight discrimination, and raise funds. That money pays for NAMI-NYC’s courses, support groups, and public education events, for people with mental illness and their families.


Last year we asked you to send us a photo and a line or two about why you walk with NAMIWalks NYC…and we loved how you responded! So we again extend the invitation. You can email your photo and your line to

This is what your support pays for:

With your help, we will continue to provide services for New Yorkers who need us.