Monte's March Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost to sign up? Is there a minimum fundraising requirement?

There is no registration fee or minimum fundraising requirement. Everyone who wants to march with Monte is encouraged to come along on November 21 and 22 whether your fundraising goal is met or not. The goal for each team is to raise at least $1000 to help support the community in ending hunger. All marchers need to be at least 18 years old or accompanied by an adult.

How long does fundraising continue for?

Fundraising for Monte's March will continue thorugh December so there is plenty of time to raise money after the march, as well.

Can I register as an individual without a team?

One individual can create great change, so teams of one are always welcome!

If I march, do I have to do the whole 43 miles?

Nope! You can choose to march just one of the two days (11/21, marchers go from Springfield to Northampton and on 11/22 the march goes from Northampton to Greenfield) or just a portion of the route.

Can I fundraise without Marching?

Certainly! Virtual marchers are an integral part of this event’s success. You can organize a mini-march in your neighborhood or at your school, or create a page to help with fundraising. Please follow the steps to register. There is a spot for you to indicate your desired march participation during registration.

Is there a way for me to participate without fundraising?

Yes, we depend on volunteers to answer phones and take credit card donations throughout the event. You can also create your own cheering section along the route for the marchers. For more information or to sign up to volunteer contact or Amanda Reynolds at

Where can I park?

There are many places to park along the route to meet up with the march.

The best places to meet up with the march on Monday are:
MLK Community Center - the march leaves from here prompty at 7am
Chicopee Town Center
Gateway City Arts

The best places on Tuesday to meet up are:
Corner of Pleasant St. and Hampton Ave. - the march leaves promptly at 6am
Downtown Amherst
Berkshire Brewing
Bub's BBQ

How do I know what time the march will be where?
You can follow the march on the Monte Tracker which will go live at 7a on Monday morning. It lives here.