Buddy Walk® Indianapolis

The 26th Buddy Walk® Indianapolis was on October 7th, 2023

Buddy Walk ® is the largest fundraising and advocacy event for Down Syndrome Indiana where individuals come together to celebrate Down syndrome! Families, friends, schoolmates, co-workers, and community partners are encouraged and welcome to participate!

Donate Today and Help Us Reach Our Goal!

One of the main goals of the Buddy Walk ® is to promote acceptance & inclusion of people with Down syndrome!   In honor of the Buddy Walk ® and Down syndrome Awareness Month (October), consider participating in one of these great activities to promote acceptance and inclusion!

Find photos from the 2023 event here!

You can still donate to Buddy Walk Indianapolis, click here!


Event Day Schedule

  • 9:00 am – Registration*, Info/Exhibitor Tent, Kids Tent opens
  • 10:00 am – Opening Ceremony begins
  • 10:21 am – Walk begins
  • 12:00 pm – Event Concludes

*All participants must register before walking (If you would like to register on behalf of the family, you can! If you need assistance, I can send you a tutorial on how to do this)


Becoming a sponsor is easy!  Submit the form below and be sure to include your team name.

Sponsorship Form 2023

Thank you to our Buddy Walk 2023 Sponsors!

Tent Sponsors

Community Sponsors

First Step Sponsors

Buddy Walk 5K

We now offer a 5K component to the already established Buddy Walk® Indianapolis! To learn more visit our 5K event page on our website or on Pledge It at Buddy Walk® Indianapolis 5K

Commonly Asked Questions

Do I sign up as a team captain, teammate, or participant?

Any of the following! Most parents and/or caregivers sign up as the team captain of their team and customize their team page with personalized photos and messages! Family, friends, and supporters then sign up as participants and choose “join a team” when signing up to join the team! If you are a corporate business or school team, feel free to make your own team and raise money on behalf of an individual with Down syndrome or just simply raise money towards Down Syndrome Indiana’s mission! If you choose to walk as an individual/participant, feel free to sign up as a participant!

What can I expect at the Buddy Walk?

Buddy Walk ® is the largest  fundraising and awareness event for Down Syndrome Indiana! As the event begins, there is live music and acts, exhibitors, vendors, and much more! The walk is the main event, and then there are awards as well as opportunities throughout the day to connect with DSI staff, community partners, families in our community, and much more!

Suggested social media tags:  #BuddyWalkIndy   @dsindiana    @downsyndromeindiana

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