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Walk & Run the Park for Parkinson’s

Get Ready, Get Set, GO!

for the 3rd Annual

Please make plans to join us at Elmwood Park for a beautiful day in the park to support and celebrate the Parkinson’s community!


Race Registration

The Walk & Run the Park for Parkinson’s has something for everyone—the professionally timed “Shake-a-Leg” 5K (3.1 mi) race for runners, a half-mile loop for walkers, a park with plenty of space for the kids to run around, entertainment, and a Resource Expo full of vendors who provide Parkinson’s programs and services in the community. Bring the whole family or race against your friends and coworkers- register today!

*Runners must register online by 5:00 pm on Saturday, September 28th.  Race Day registration will not be available to Shake-a-Leg 5K participants.


Be “There in Spirit”

Don’t let busy schedules or distance get in your way. You can join us and be “There in Spirit”!

Register online as a There In Spirit participant and commit to doing your own walk or run wherever you are whenever it fits into your schedule! Dedicate your miles to support our mission.

-OR-

Get a group together (your family, friends, your favorite PD exercise class, or support group) to hold a “There In Spirit Rally”

There In Spirit Rallies can be whatever you want—a dance party, a Hawaiian luau, an extra challenging work out, a Party for Parkinson’s, the sky’s the limit!  Have fun and collect donations to support our mission!

Click here for more information about leading a There In Spirit Rally.

Whether you walk, run, or rally—Send your pictures along with a signed photo release form to Katrina at walktheparkene@gmail.com by September 21st.

We’ll feature your pictures in our There In Spirit Showcase on Elmwood Park at our Omaha event on September 29th!


Get Ready to Rock!

We are so excited to have some great entertainment lined up this year!

96.1 KISS-FM DJ Joey Dee will be emceeing for us!

The Parkinson’s Nebraska-sponsored classes, Live IT Up!, will dusting off their pom poms to cheer on walkers and runners 📣 🏃‍♀️

Groups from the Maple Street YMCA’s Delay the Disease program, Lakeside Wellness Center’s “Lakeside Performers”, and Life Care Center of Elkhorn’s Rock Steady Boxing class will be featured on stage to show off their moves.

And everyone’s favorite, The Country Kickers, will be taking the stage at 10:45 am.

Avoid Race Lines

Pre-registered participants may pick up their t-shirts and race bibs at Peak Performance Running Store (519 Cass St., Omaha, NE 68114) on Friday, September 27th from 4:00-6:00 pm, and on Saturday, September 28th from 10:00 am-noon.

T-shirts are only guaranteed for people who register online by September 23rd!

Jimmy Choi Fox Ninja Silent Auction

Parkinson’s Nebraska’s friend, Jimmy Choi (better known as the “Fox Ninja”!) who has inspired millions of American Ninja Warrior fans with his athleticism and indomitable spirit in the face of  his Parkinson’s diagnosis, has donated two signed Fox Ninja Shirts to the Walk and Run the Park for Parkinson’s! The t-shirts are a size adult medium and a child medium.

A silent auction for the shirts will kick off during Walk Week. Bidding for the general public will begin at 4:00 pm on Friday, September 26th at our Peak Performance t-shirt pickup event, and will end at 10:00 am on Sunday, September 29th.  The winners will be announced at 10:30 am during the event and must be present to claim their prize.


Volunteer

We have many volunteer opportunities throughout the event such as set up/tear down, registration, cheerleaders, and more! Click here to sign-up for a slot.

All money raised from the Walk and Run the Park for Parkinson’s event will stay right here in Nebraska to benefit our state-wide Parkinson’s community. Your support will help us continue to expand our programs and services in Omaha and across the state.  Together, we can improve lives!

Contact Katrina at walktheparkne@gmail.com for more information on volunteer and sponsorship opportunities.


Shout-out to Our Sponsors!

Parkinson’s Nebraska believes in a Journey Shared and we could not achieve our mission without the generous support of our community.  We wish to extend our heartfelt appreciation to this year’s Walk & Run the Park!

 

 

 


“We know that life with Parkinson’s isn’t always “A Walk in the Park”, but on September 29th it will be!”