September 10-12, 2021
3 Days, 50 Miles
Hyannis Village Green
367 Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Check-in opens: 7:00am on Friday
Walk kicks off: 8:30am
Pre-Challenge Walk MS Events
Virtual Jumpstart For Your Fundraising, Thursday May 20th at 6:30pm
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Packet Pick Up
More information coming soon about Packet Pick Up!
Schedule of Events
Stay tuned for our 2021 Schedule of Events.
Map and route information coming soon!
Choose Your Challenge this year – we have a variety of route options to customize your event experience. Walk portions of the route and choose the days you want to walk.
Challenge Walk MS is a fully supported event with your safety as our number one priority! Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles patrol the route to show support and ensure your safety. SAGs give rides – be it the finish line or a rest stop – as needed and requested.
Meals & Rest Stops
Rest stops are located every 1.5-3 miles along the route to help you recharge and refuel. Relax, hydrate, grab a bite to eat, and connect with volunteers and fellow walkers. There will also be medical support at most rest stops.
Lodging, Transportation & Parking
Please fill out our Housing Survey to share your lodging, transportation and food preferences:
Camp Hayward – overnight base camp for Challenge Walk MS: Cape Cod. Summer camp, bunk style cabins are available for all participants who wish to stay on sight. This lodging is included in your registration fee.
Hotel List for Shuttle Service
*Please note – we will not pay for hotel stays for any participants that wish to stay offsite*
We will only guarantee shuttle service from the below hotels surrounding Camp Hayward.
- Earl of Sandwich Motel
- Lamb and Lion Inn
- Sandy Neck Motel
- Sandwich Inn and Suites
- Sandwich Lodge and Resort
- The Painted Lady Bed and Breakfast
- The Dan’l Webster Inn and Spa
- Isaiah Jones Homestead Bed & Breakfast
Transportation and Parking
- Start of the walk at Hyannis Village Green
- Park all vehicles at Kalmus Beach for the weekend (we will have a bus from Kalmus Beach to the starting line)
- No vehicles will be allowed to park at Camp Hayward except for society vehicles
- Busses will be needed to bring people to Camp Hayward at the end of Day 1 and Day 2.
- Busses will be needed to bring people to the start lines on Day 2 and Day 3.
- Bus schedule below (subject to change).
Bus schedule: *
Friday, September 10th
- 6:00am-8:00am Kalmus Beach parking to Hyannis Village Green (Start Line)
- 12:30pm- 4:30pm Day 1 Finish (Parker River Beach parking lot) to Camp Hayward
Saturday, September 11th
- 7:00am-7:40am Camp Hayward to Day 2 Start (North Falmouth Elementary School
- 12:30pm- 4:30pm Day 2 Finish (North Falmouth Elementary School) to Camp Hayward
Sunday, September 12th
- 7:00am- 7:40am Camp Hayward to Day 3 Start (Hyannis West Elementary School)
- 12:30pm-3pm Pre-Finish BBQ (Barnstable High School)
- To Transportation Center (Parade down Main Street)
- To Kalmus Beach parking (event concludes)
There will be NO bus from Camp Hayward to Hyannis Village Green on Friday morning
There will be NO bus from Hyannis Village Green to Camp Hayward on Sunday afternoon
*Subject to change
We are also working through permitting the route right now and will add that to the website once it is finalized. We are at the mercy of the towns we walk through for permitting so we ask for patience while we work through getting these items finalized.
Towns we will walk through: **
**Pending approval from towns
How to Pack:
- Get two-gallon Ziploc bags, place each day’s walking apparel in a separate bag, and label it. This saves time in camp, organizes your bag, keeps things dry, and ensures nothing is left out. Place toiletries in another bag, and camp clothes in one more.
- Use your pre-packed Ziploc bags to manage the contents of your ‘Change-of-Clothes’ bag each day.
- If you plan to carry a waist-pack, it is a good idea to train with it loaded with the same items you will carry on the actual Challenge.
- A duffle bag is the best organizer. One that is waterproof or water-resistant is highly recommended.
- No bungee cords. (Stretchy cords that may spring loose and injure the volunteers who load your luggage.)
- Practice carrying your bag a block or so. If you are unable to do this, just ask the Crew for help.
Suggestions for Packing Your "Change-of-Clothes" Bag:
- Rain Poncho
- Socks – change at lunch stop
- Petroleum jelly – apply to feet at lunch stop
- Alcohol wipes
- Complete blister kits and bandages
- Sunscreen and lip balm
What to Pack:
Besides the obvious items here is a list of what you should bring with you. Bold items with an asterisk (*) are required. Remember, your bag must be limited to 40 lbs.
- * 2 pairs of shoes (Make sure they are not new, and that you have trained in them)
- * 2 water bottles or a Camelbak/Platypus (Please be advised that this is a “Cup Free Event”)
- * Socks—not new! (Socks play an important role in walking)
- * Rain Gear (We do walk rain or shine, so make sure you have coverage.)
- * Sunblock
- * Insect Repellent
- * Anti-Blister Aids/Blister Kit
- Sports Bra (For the gals in the crowd)
- Shower shoes
- Sleep wear
- Spending money
- Beach towel or Yoga mat
- Flashlight and batteries
- Bath towels
- Lip Balm
- Prescription Medication
- Insurance information
- Pain Reliever