NAMIWalks Chicago

We are so excited for our 13th NAMIWalks season! Please join us for NAMIWalks Chicago 2018 on Saturday, September 15th! The day will bring together over one thousand participants who walk to bring awareness to mental health and addiction issues, eliminate stigma and end the silence, and raise funds for the critical services that NAMI Chicago and its partner affiliates provide to the community.

Chicago’s NAMIWalk is completely FREE and open to everyone in the community. Participants should REGISTER as a Team Captain, Team Member, or Individual Walker. Fundraising is encouraged, but not required. Walkers can request donations on behalf of their participation using their fundraising page, which is automatically generated when registering online. All walkers who raise $100 or more as an individual receive one free t-shirt on the day of the walk!

: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Check in: 3:00 PM  
Start time: 4:00 PM
Location: DuSable Harbor 
Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)
Register here!

Please use Columbia Yacht Club as the destination address for the festival area (111 N. Lake Shore Drive). Please download and review detailed directions and instructions for arriving at the festival area on Walk Day (includes transit, parking, and other event information). This map also will help you arrive at the Walk site.

The event features live music, giveaways, refreshments, face painters, bounce castles, and more! Teams of walkers show their team pride with unique t-shirts or outfits. Organizations, individuals, and families (pups included!) walk together in solidarity showing their support for improving mental health awareness. The scenic backdrop of the Chicago skyline, Lake Michigan, Grant Park, and the museum campus allows for breathtaking photographs and a great time for all.

Sponsorships are available! Please contact for more information. 

See photos from NAMIWalks Chicago 2017!