Step Out

Event Details

We are excited to be in person for Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes. We will also have a virtual option, and we will keep your safety as our #1 priority.

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Registration is now closed but you can still sign up to walk day of event on Saturday starting at 7:00am.

The Step Out Walk is a great event for our communities to come together and support those living with diabetes and raise funds. Check out the Know Before You Go for Participants!

Day of Event Timeline

When: September 17, 2022

Registration Opens: 7:00 AM

Walk Starts: 8:00 AM

Where: Griffith Park Merry Go Round (4730 Crystal Springs Dr. Los Angeles, CA)

Parking: Parking is Free. There are 2 Merry Go Round Parking Lots (Upper and Lower) as well as overflow parking across Crystal Springs Dr. in the Crystal Springs Picnic area

Directions to Step Out: Southern California:

From the South:

  • Exit the 5 Fwy on Los Feliz Blvd.
  • Left (west) on Los Feliz Blvd.
  • Right on Riverside Dr/Crystal Springs Dr (entrance to Griffith Park)
  • Left at first stop sign
  • Follow signs to venue parking

 From the North:

  • Exit the 5 Fwy on Los Feliz Blvd.
  • Right (west) on Los Feliz BLvd.
  • Right on Riverside Dr/Crystal Springs Dr (entrance to Griffith Park)
  • Left at first stop sign
  • Follow signs to venue parking

Day of Event Details

Route Details:
The 2022 Step Out: Southern California is a 5k walk. The route is a loop leaving the infamous Griffith Park Merry Go Round and traveling through the park, passing the LA Zoo, around the golf course and back to the Merry Go Round for a celebration.

Arrival and Check-In:
There is no registration fee for the 2022 Step Out: Southern California. When you arrive to the event, you will head to the Registration Tent to check-in, turn in any cash or check donations that you received and pick up your walk bib. Online registration will close at noon on September 16, but individuals can still register in person at the walk.

Additionally, if you raised at least $100, you will also be able to pick up your participant shirt at registration.

Important Note: Please be advised that if you registered online, your emergency waiver form was completed before finalizing your registration. Individual who register on-site will be required to complete the wavier form there.

Checklist / What to Bring:

  • Your team shirt and favorite walking shoes
  •  A water bottle
  • Medical Insurance Card
  • Medical ID Tag or Bracelet (if applicable)
  • Favorite energy bar
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses

Event Experience: Registration opens at 7am. There will be a short sendoff program that will begin at 8am. After completing the 5k, we will celebrate in the park as we broadcast LIVE from the event on the Just My Type Podcast with some special guest! Be sure to check out our Wellness Village for great information from our sponsors and community partners.

Living Red Participants: A Living Red Participant is a person who lives with diabetes and shows the courage it takes to live everyday with this challenging disease. With hundreds of participants who may share a similar story, and hundreds more to support them, Living Red can help with the first step or the millionth in the fight to live a healthier life.

Volunteering: Interested in helping behind the scenes at our 2022 Step Out: Southern California. Please reach out to or vistis this link -  Volunteer Today!Check out the Know Before You Go for Volunteer 

Social Media: When posting, please be sure to tag us on Facebook or Instagram @adalosangeles @adastepout and use hashtag #ConnectedforLife and #ActiveforLife

Vednor: Check out the Know Before Your Go Vendor 


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Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes® is the premier fundraising campaign of the American Diabetes Association ®, now with virtual engagement designed for anyone and everyone to participate. The campaign has been expanded to include more members of our community and bring them together to learn about diabetes, healthy living and to support people living with diabetes. Step Out is a unique opportunity for businesses, clubs, friends and families to form virtual teams with the vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens.

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