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Cancelled: Walk To Fight Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s ACT has regretfully had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel the Walk to Fight Parkinson’s event at Commonwealth Park due to the extreme weather.

The difficult decision was made to ensure the safety of our community and the general public. The quality of the grass areas and walking pathways are currently underwater and have been deemed to be too unsafe to allow the event to continue.

We thank the entire Canberra community for their commitment and enthusiasm for this event.

At this time, we ask for your support. Become a keyboard fundraiser and send messages to friends and family to donate to Parkinson’s ACT to help us support people living with Parkinson’s in the ACT and their families.

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What's Happening?

Our event is held at the stunning Rond Terrace at Commonwealth Park in Canberra on October 23rd from 8 am. With the first event starting at 9.30am, you can choose the 1.5km walk or 5km walk, Nordic walk or run while fundraising to support improved services and research for Parkinson’s. You can walk with a support companion.

The event village includes a vibrant collection of food and beverage stalls, engaging activities and performances throughout the morning. So put your sneakers on and bring your family and friends for a day full of fun and activities!

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Soak up the Good Vibes

Live Music

Event village with live music, games and stalls


Pre-run warm-up for all participants


Yummy local coffee and Rotary BBQ


Parkinson’s merchandise to show your support

Start Strong and Finish Fast

The event is electronically timed

There will be official results posted on website by 5pm the night of the event

All participants can download an e-certificate with their official time and placing in the event

Participant medals for all and top 3 across the line in the 5km run event will receive a special medal

Drink station and KM markers on course

Water and Gatorade available at the end of the event

Why Walk to fight Parkinson's?

There is currently no cure or no way to slow the progression of Parkinson’s. With 1 Australian diagnosed with Parkinson’s every 40 minutes, it’s crucial that we support research, improve services and build awareness around Parkinson’s in our community.

The Hospital Research Foundation Group – Parkinson’s is proud to provide support and information for people living with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders, along with their carers, family, community and health professionals. But we can’t do this without your fundraising efforts.

By joining the Walk to Fight Parkinson’s, you can have an incredible impact on those in the ACT living with Parkinson’s. One step at a time, we can fight for people with Parkinson’s.

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Where do the funds go?

Every dollar you raise from your walk will help people living with Parkinson’s continue to live long and rewarding lives.

Just like you, we at The Hospital Research Foundation Group – Parkinson’s ACT, are committed to helping our community living with Parkinson’s by focusing on wellbeing, your family life, and access to specialists and allied health professionals to ensure they have the support, education and services they need.

One step at a time, we can raise vital funds to support those affected by Parkinson’s in the ACT.

Register Your Walk and Start Fundraising!
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Download your information booklet!

Your booklet covers everything from walk, run or Nordic walk starting times to merchandise, food stalls, where to park, what to expect at the Event Village and SO much more!

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Our Sponsors

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Presenting Sponsor

Capital Chemist’s award-winning stores are dedicated to providing quality pharmaceutical and health care services.

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Nordic Walking Race Sponsor

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Event Sponsor

Nordic Walking Australia is the Australian arm of the International Nordic Walking Federation (INWA). It is responsible for promoting Nordic Walking activities in Australia and for upholding the standards set by the Global Governing Body by providing education and accreditation of Nordic Walking instructors under the INWA Global Accreditation model.

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Community Sponsor

Westfield Woden Plaza is a large shopping centre located in the Woden Town Centre of Phillip of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

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Established in 2009, Neurospace has become a leading provider in neurological physiotherapy and advanced rehabilitation. We create benefits for life.

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Community Sponsor

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Possum Magic

Community Sponsor

Possum Magic is an innovative, dynamic centre run by a team of dedicated and competent professionals. We endeavor to create a home-like environment within the centre, enabling us to support and care for our children and their families.

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Open Mobility

Community Sponsor

Open Mobility is committed to providing cost effective, easy to use and fit for purpose, assistive technology equipment to its customers.

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Digital Sponsor

SYMBYX is an Australian medical technology company developing light (photobiomodulation) therapies and devices for previously intractable, chronic diseases.

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Momentum Sports & Rehab’s services began in 2012, offering local support to the nation’s top amputee athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra.

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Wright Dunn pride themselves in providing quality professional service to all their clients. As your local Canberra agents their expertise covers all areas of Canberra.

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Pole Walking Australia is the Australian Health Professionals’ first choice provider for training, products and service for the Urban Poling form of Nordic walking.

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Rise Financial helps its clients achieve their financial goals by helping them understand what they have, where they are going and how to get there.

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Community Sponsor

Night'N'Day Comfort was founded in 1989 by Rosemarie Lakiss-Smith and has grown to become Australia's leading manufacturer of washable and reusable incontinence products and solutions.

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Entertainment Sponsor

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Community Sponsor

Seating Matters creates clinical, therapeutic seating that caters to the holistic needs of patients – providing comfort, postural support, pressure management and improving quality of life.

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FAQs About the Event

Donate Support Line: 1800 644 189