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 individually via the conference registration portal. 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!