WALKFEST

 Together We Heal

 
 

 
 

WALKFEST

 

 Together We Heal

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets and Creative Sessions

How do I buy a ticket?

You can go to our sales page and purchase pre-event activities, VIP, or 2 day GA pass. Visit www.walkfestevent.com/tickets

How do I sign up for Creative Sessions?

When you buy a ticket you will get an opportunity to sign up for ONE creative session. If they are sold out then you would have to make a second or third choice. All Creative session details can be found here: www.walkfestevent.com/creativesessions

Can I change a Creative Session once I have signed up?
You can as long as there is still space available in that session.
Email info@globalhealingcollective.org for changes.
Where do I pick up my ticket?

Pick up your ticket at the Registration booth located in the parking area at the venue. Please bring your Photo ID.

Registration Hours

Saturday 9/15- 7AM-9:30AM
Sunday 9/16- 7AM-9:30AM

Is there a refund or exchange policy?
All sales are final. If you are unable to attend WALKFEST, you may transfer your pass to a friend. Please email info@globalhealingcollective.org with the first/last name and email address of the new recipient.

Directions

What is the venue location for WALKFEST?

3673 Chicago Creek Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452.
Visit www.walkfestevent.com/venue

Where do I park?

There will be parking on site at the venue for VIP’s only and those who have purchased a parking pass. There will be shuttles that will be picking up attendees from 3 locations and a shuttle schedule will be available shortly.

Lodging

Can you recommend accomodations?

All accommodation within 26 miles of the venue can be found here: www.walkfestevent.com/lodging

What to bring?

What should I bring?

Idaho Springs is situated at an elevation of 8,000 feet, and for those of you who are not used to the high altitude, you will want to plan carefully and take extra precautions upon your arrival. Information to prepare for altitude can be found here:

Packing checklist:

  • SPF30+ Sunscreen. With 300 days of sunshine a year, it is sure to be sunny during the festival. Stock up on sunscreen and reapply every few hours to protect yourself from the intense Colorado rays. We will also have some available on site.
  • Sun Hat. You’ll be glad you brought one in the heat of the day.
  • Water Bottle. Staying hydrated is essential. You’ll find that you need to drink a lot more water than normal at higher altitudes. We will also sell them on site.
  • Layers. It’s sunny and mild most days in September but when the sun goes away the temperature can change quickly. Come with layers so that you can adjust as needed. You’ll want to have a light jacket just in case.
  • Camera. The connections and memories you make at WALKFEST will last forever.
  • Photo ID. We will need to see your ID at registration and at other times throughout the festival.
  • Small Backpack or Bag. All of your belongings will need a safe home to be schlepped around in.

 

How do I prepare for altitude and climate?

The average temperature in Idaho Springs in September vacillates between 40-70 degrees so bring layers!!

 1. Take it Easy

Go slow!!  Over-exerting yourself will only make it harder to adjust to the elevation. Try a low-impact activity on your first day in a lower altitude. If you are flying into Denver, consider flying in a day early and staying in Denver the first night. Denver’s elevation is 5000ft. Sleeping overnight in Denver will acclimate your body to 5000ft before you make the ascent to close to 8,000ft. This two-step altitude adjustment gives your body more time to adjust.

2. Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of liquids. High elevations can cause fluid loss, so it’s important to stay well hydrated. Stick with water or liquids that replace electrolytes. Avoid sugary or caffeinated beverages such as soda. These liquids act as diuretics and can dehydrate you. Drink lots of water! Frequent urinating from consuming so much water is much better than laying in bed with a splitting headache.

3. Eat Right 

A meal high in carbohydrates will improve your body’s ability to absorb oxygen, and will give you the energy needed to adjust to the elevation. Avoid salty foods – the sodium will increase your blood pressure, which can exacerbate the symptoms of altitude sickness.

4. Hold the alcohol

Alcohol and tobacco can impact your body’s ability to absorb oxygen.

What not to bring
  • Glass bottles and cans
  • Video equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Audio recording equipment
  • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Chairs
  • Coolers
  • No outside food
Are dogs allowed?

We love all dogs, but unfortunately your four-legged friend is not allowed.

Can kids come?

We are not a kid friendly event but encourage anyone 14 and older.

Meals

The VIP Pass is the only pass with meals included. We will provide snacks and beverages for sale.

Food trucks will be available on-site for the rest of the attendees.

Will there be an ATM?

No cash purchases will be available on site, we will only be taking credit cards. There are ATMs in the town of Idaho Springs if you need it.

What if I want to leave the event during the day?

There will be NO shuttles between the hours of 9:30-8:30PM so you will need to call a cab or an uber to take you where you need to go. If you are parked at the venue you can leave at any time during the day.

 

Is there internet access?

There is internet access but it is not reliable and spotty at best.

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