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Discovery One Walk Birmingham

Join us for a celebration of the type 1 community and a fun day out for all.
Location: Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, B42 2LR Date: Saturday 8 June Time: 9.30am – 15.00pm Price: £10 registration fee

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About the event

We are beyond excited to be launching our brand-new Discovery One Walk at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham! Join the type 1 community for a day learning about managing type 1 diabetes, hearing from incredible guest speakers and celebrating togetherness, while raising vital funds to help change lives! 

When you sign up you can choose to take on 5 or 10 laps of the world-famous track that hosted the Commonwealth games to raise money and awareness for type 1 diabetes! Register yourself, family and friends and start fundraising today! 

What to expect

During this event you will:  

  • Have the opportunity to take on 5 or 10 laps of the world-famous track that hosted the Commonwealth Games to raise money and awareness of type 1 diabetes! 
  • Hear from a variety of different speakers. This will include health care professionals, type 1 support groups, and people living with type 1 talking about their own experiences. The sessions will each cover a range of interesting and informative topics from research, wellbeing, physical activity, and much more. 
  • Access the technology exhibition. Within the exhibition, you will be able to explore the range of devices and technologies that are available to help manage type 1. You will also be able to chat and ask questions to a variety of type 1 tech companies. 
  • Meet others living with type 1 and share your experiences in our peer support workshops. Learn from others and come together with the type 1 community. 

Event day schedule

9:30am: Registration Opens 

From 10am: Hear from amazing guest speakers and learn about the latest tech for managing type 1 diabetes. 

11:15am: One Walk 5 laps starts 

12:15pm: One Walk 10 laps starts 

14:00pm: Lived Experience Panel 

14:45pm: Closing ceremonies 

You can come and go as you please, but everyone is encouraged to stay throughout the day to celebrate the community and enjoy the event activities. We look forward to spending the day with you. 


We ask that everyone taking part in the One Walk activity raises as much as they can for JDRF to help us continue to fund research into type 1. When you sign up, a Fundraising page will be automatically set up for you. 

Follow our tips below to help reach your fundraising target: 

  1. Set a fundraising target. We recommend a target of £150, which you can increase if you reach your target early. 
  2. Personalise your page. Share your story and why you are taking part in One Walk and fundraising for JDRF. 
  3. Share the link to your fundraising page with friends, family, and colleagues on WhatsApp, email and/or on your social media channels. 

Raise £150 or more and you will be entered into the One Walk prize draw for your chance to win a £100 John Lewis voucher. 

Register today


Discovery One Walk supported by: Michael Lewis Foundation

One Walk National Sponsor: Dexcom

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