Step into the Mission

Help fund the NEW 'Step-Up Grant'

2023 Fund the Mission Walk-a-Thon - March 30 & 31

The MNRS Foundation is pleased to host a walk-a-thon at the 2023 MNRS Annual Research Conference. Proceeds from the event will support a new scientific research opportunity for MNRS members  -- The Step-Up Grant!

The Fund the Mission Walk-A-Thon will include teams of five (5) participants to walk together. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Marquette University College of Nursing, each participant will receive a pedometer to keep.

Downtown Des Moines offers miles of skywalks for getting around downtown and Stepping Into the Mission!

Need a team? We've got you covered. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!

(Download the complete details here)

How do I register?

Participation is first come, first serve! Limited to 250 registrants. Everyone will sign up via the conference registration portal. You can create your own team, and in February 2023, we will send a link to collect your team names and info.

Do I need a team to participate?

No, you do not need a team to join the fun! The Executive Office will place individuals on a team and connect you before the conference. It's a great opportunity to meet others and make new connections!

If you do apply with a team in mind, please note that teams are limited to 5 members. Be sure to come up with a team name so you can challenge others!

Are there prizes?

Yes! Winners receive a discount on the 2024 conference registration!

  • 1st place team receives $100 off each
  • 2nd place team receives $75 off each
  • 3rd place team receives $50 off each

How do we track steps?

A pedometer will be provided at conference check-in. Each day, your team captain will submit your team's mean of steps via a link provided by the Executive Office.

Why should I walk?

Your registration fees of $10 will go towards funding the New 'Step-Up' Grant!