Put your foot down.

Help us Stomp out ALS,
Join the 11th Annual JT Walk

Raised to fight ALS and
Support Stem Cell Research

Hearts and Soles

When Virginia Beach’s JT Thompson was diagnosed with ALS, his friends and family turned their anger and frustration into action. They created the annual JT Walk. In 10 years, we’ve raised more than $8 million to fight ALS and support Stem Cell Research.

2018 JT Walk & Beach Party

Sunday, October 7, 2018

31st Street Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Registration begins Late July

Schedule of Events

9:00 am-10:00am Walker Registration and King Neptune's Treasure Hunt Registration on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk in front of Hilton (31st & Atlantic)
10:00 am JT Walk Team Line Up on the boardwalk at 31st Street.
10:15 am JT Walk begins at 31st Street on the Boardwalk (in front of the Hilton)! Walk to Grommet Island and back.
11:00 am JT Walk Beach Party opens on the beach at 31st Street. Family Fun Zone includes face painting, pizza, cotton candy, popcorn and inflatable bounce houses.
11:30 am King Neptune's Treasure Hunt begins on the beach at The Beach Party. Concert Zone gates open.

Event Information

Where and when do we meet?
Meet on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk in front of Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront (31st & Atlantic) starting at 9:00am. The JT Walk lineup begins at 10:00am and the walk begins at 10:15am.
Where do I park?
Parking is free at the garage at 34th St. and Pacific Ave. However, parking is extremely limited and you are encouraged to carpool, walk, or ride your bike to the event.
What happens at registration?
At registration, you sign in and pick up your T-shirt. If you did not make your donation on-line, please be prepared to turn in any cash and/or check donations at this time.
Who are checks made payable to? Can I pay on the day of the event with a credit card?
Due to the number of attendees anticipated, we HIGHLY encourage pre-event registration online with credit/debit card donation. However, checks are accepted, made payable to THE JT WALK. For your convenience, a limited amount of credit card machines will be available onsite at New Walker registration. All contributions are considered non-refundable charitable donations.
What is the Beach Party?
JT Walk & Beach Party is a celebration with food, fun and friends, all for charity! Live entertainment all day, featuring local Virginia Beach bands.. Treasure Hunt, bounce houses, cotton candy and more for the kids too! Only those who register with a contribution of at least $50 will receive T-shirt, lunch, and general admission to the concert zone.
When and where is the beach party?
The Beach Party opens at 11:00 am back on the beach at 31st Street. Live music, food and drinks, bounce houses and kids' activities. Concert zone gates open at 12:00 pm at 31st St. Remember you must have a wristband to enter the Beach Party and Concert Zone areas.
  • Pre-register Today!
    Walker? Sponsor? Captain? Sign up and we will make sure you are the first to know what's going on! We will send you a reminder on July 1 to submit registrations.