The 16th Annual Buddy Walk® and 3rd Annual 5K “With a Little Extra”

  • Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Millican Reserve
  • 19851 FM-2154, College Station, Texas

Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley

Buddy Walk & 5K “With a Little Extra”

Come join us for our 16th annual DSABV Buddy Walk on October 6, 2019! We can’t wait to see you there!
What is a Buddy Walk?
The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome in the community. People around the world are walking to show their support for more than 400,000 individuals with Down syndrome in the U.S. Every dollar raised brings us one step closer to ensuring that every individual will have the opportunity to reach his or her potential. 

Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley held our first Buddy Walk in 2004. Up until today, Buddy Walk has become our largest fundraising event, allowing us to support local programs and services that benefit all the individuals with Down Syndrome in our community.
What is 5K “With a Little Extra”?
All people with Down syndrome have an extra, critical portion of chromosome 21 present in all or some of their cells. This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome. Although 5K’s are usually 3.1 miles, our 5K run will have an extra .11 miles, making our 5K a 3.21 mile run- to celebrate the extra chromosome, hence “5K with a little extra”.
Celebrating Educators
Each year, DSABV will donate a portion of our proceeds from our 5K “With a Little Extra” to another not-for-profit agency in the Brazos Valley that does valuable work supporting our community. In 2019, we’ve chosen to support educators. Donated money will go to education foundations within the counties in which funds are raised.

Our event will happen RAIN or SHINE!

Helpful Reminders

  • Stay Safe
  • Closed toe shoes – We’ve treated for ants 3 times and we will treat one more time before Sunday, but we are outside and…it’s Texas.
  • Sunscreen – Cloudy weather causes sunburns too.
  • Bug spray…..we are outside and….it’s Texas.
  • Don't Forget
  • Bring your own tent/canopy and lawn chairs to claim your spot! Limited seating is provided.
  • Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! Coca Cola is donating beverages, but you can always bring more.
  • Bring your Cake Walk Donations!!
  • Timing is Everything
  • Opening Ceremony starts at 11 am so you’ll want to claim your spot before then. Food and entertainment opens at 10 am.
  • All shirts not picked up by 1pm Sunday will be release to late registrations
  • #BCSBuddyWalk for snapchat and to tag Facebook photos

Event Schedule

T-shirt/Race Bib Pick Up

Buddy Walk T-Shirt Pick Up & 5K Packet Pick Up at DSABV office
(1802 Wilde Oak Circle, Bryan, TX 77802)

2:00 –7:00pm

Thursday, October 3, 2018

First Pick! Don't forget to stop by to collect your shirt and be prepared for the event.

9:00 –5:00pm

Friday, October 4, 2018

Come by anytime after 9am to collect your tshirt/bib!

7:30 –2:00pm

Saturday, October 7, 2018

Stop by during the morning, if you can't make it today you can also collect the day of the event! Make sure to collect before 7:45 for the 5K and 1pm for the buddy Walk.

Join Us for the 5K/Breakfast


7:00 –7:45am


5K Bib pick up – No Bibs will be distributed after 7:45am!


5K Starts

Run or Walk your heart out! Have a great time and see you at the finish line!


Award Ceremony

Top finishers of the 5K Run/Walk will be awarded.

Join us for the Buddy Walk


10:00 –12:30pm


Check-in and receive your t-shirt/race bib. Also, enjoy the entertainment and food options open for the Buddy Walk.



Opening ceremonies begin


Let the Walking Commence

The 15th Annual Buddy Walk has begun.

Tshirts not claimed by 1pm will be given out to the people registering the day of the event.