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Walk Run Thrive

Walk Run Thrive

An annual virtual event in support of the National CASA/GAL Association for Children and its nationwide network of programs.

Not your every day 5K

Walk Run Thrive is an annual signature event of the National CASA/GAL Association for Children. The event connects our nationwide network of volunteers and supporters to generate awareness for our shared mission through a fun and engaging virtual event.

Rather than traveling to one central location on a specific race day and time, you can walk or run (or skate, roll, ride, or move in any way) wherever you are – choosing your own day, time and pace. Each registered participant receives a signature event t-shirt to wear to help raise awareness for our vital mission.

No matter how you choose to participate, you will become part of something bigger. Whether you walk alone or with a small group, you will be part of a nationwide effort to support children and families. You will be a visible part of our movement of individuals who are making a difference in the lives of children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

Walk Run Thrive

Virtual Event
June 9-12, 2023


Walk Run Thrive St. Louis

In-person Event in St. Louis, MO
Monday, June 12, 2023 | 5:00 PM


In 2023, National CASA/GAL invites individuals across the country to participate in Walk Run Thrive by walking or running in their communities nationwide—anywhere and everywhere.

On June 12, hundreds of CASA/GAL network members, gathered in St. Louis, MO for our annual conference, will also join members of the local community to walk together from the St. Louis Arch to Busch Stadium, in advance of the evening St. Louis Cardinals versus San Francisco Giants baseball game.

View highlights from our second annual event in 2022


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Learn more about the life-changing work of court-appointed special advocate (CASA) and guardian ad litem (GAL) volunteers and how you can get involved.



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