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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The Step Out Walk ia a great event for our communities to come together and support those living with diabetes and raise funds.

Mobile App: A lot of the Step Out action takes place on our mobile app! If you haven’t done so already, please make sure to download it (available on Apple and Android devices) or update to the latest version today so you’ll be ready to roll!

Using the mobile app, create your own virtual Step Out map by selecting between three different course options and choosing your own distance. Then, track your walk and progress to the finish line, and unlock special mission moments along the way.

Event Photos and Social Media: Be safe while taking photos and videos, and always observe social distancing guidelines. Please follow local health regulations. Amplify our message, share your team spirit and tag us on Facebook @adastepout or Twitter @AmDiabetesAssn and use the hashtags #ConnectedForACure in your posts.

Event Information

Location: National Mall 900 Jefferson Dr. SW. Washington, DC 20560, Washington DC

Registration Opens at 8:00AM

Warmup begins at 9:00AM
Led by 5x awarded NFL Trainer and Coach Martino Savage with The Elite Athletic Program

Walk Kick-Off: 9:30AM
Featuring Michelle Marsh from ABC News

Wellness Festival: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
DC Retro Jumpers, Kids activities featuring Project Power facilitated by Coach Martino Savage, and more

Getting to DC Step Out Walk

Getting to the DC Step Out Walk (docx)

Kick Off will take place near the National Mall Carousel

Interstate 395 provides access to the National Mall and Memorial Parks from the South. Interstate 495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and the Cabin John Parkway provide access from the North. Interstate 66, U.S. Routes 50 and 29 provide access from the West. U.S. Routes 50, 1, and 4 provide access from the East.

Visitor parking is available along Ohio Drive, SW between the Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Memorials. Additional, metered parking spaces are available on Constitution Avenue NW between 15th Street NW and 22nd Street NW; Independence Avenue SW between 15th Street and Maine Avenue; Jefferson Drive SW; Madison Drive NW; Ohio Drive SW between 23rd Street SW and Inlet Bridge; Parkway Drive NW; and West Basin Drive SW. Parking lots that will become metered include those at the Tidal Basin (off of Maine Avenue SW); on Buckeye Drive SW (next to the tennis courts in East Potomac Park); and Lots A, B and C on Ohio Drive SW in East Potomac Park.

SpotHero – book discounted parking in lots and garages near the National Mall online or on your smartphone.

Directions to Carousel on the National Mall (Washington) with public transportation

The following transit lines have routes that pass near Carousel on the National Mall:
Bus: 32, 33, 5A, 74, 79, NMS

Bus stations near Carousel on the National Mall in Washington

  • Independence Ave & 12th St - 2 min walk
  • Independence & 9th St - 3 min walk
  • Jefferson Drive And 7th Street SW (Eb) - 3 min walk
  • SW Independence Av & SW 7th St - 4 min walk
  • Independence St Ave & Lenfant Plaza - 4 min walk
  • SW 7th St & Sw Independence Av - 5 min walk
  • 7th St. & Maryland Ave. Sw (L'Enfant Plaza) Nb - 6 min walk
  • 7th St @ C St SW - 6 min walk
  • L'Enfant Plaza - 6 min walk
  • SW 7th St & SW Maryland Av - 6 min walk

Accessible via MARC Train


What are the closest Metro stations to Carousel on the National Mall?
The closest stations to Carousel on the National Mall are:

  • Independence Ave & 12th St is 108 yards away, 2 min walk.
  • Independence & 9th St is 120 yards away, 3 min walk.
  • Jefferson Drive And 7th Street SW (Eb) is 189 yards away, 3 min walk.
  • SW Independence Av & SW 7th St is 206 yards away, 4 min walk.
  • Independence St Ave & Lenfant Plaza is 285 yards away, 4 min walk.
  • Sw 7th St & Sw Independence Av is 314 yards away, 5 min walk.
  • 7th St. & Maryland Ave. Sw (L'Enfant Plaza) Nb is 371 yards away, 6 min walk.

Event Map


Our theme this year for Step Out this year is "Celebrate Lives & Renew Spirits". 40% of people in the US who died from COVID had diabetes. Many people were not able to properly celebrate the lives of those they lost. We want to give them an opportunity to do so and renew the spirit of all the people affected by diabetes who are still here and in the fight.

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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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