2015 Optimism Race for Parkinson's Disease

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Oct 10, 2015


Glendale, AZ


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - 5K Run

$30 $30 Closed

Running-1 Mile - 1 Mile Walk

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

Welcome to the 4th Annual Optimism Race for Parkinson's Disease !

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center Outpatient Rehabilitation is partnering with the American Parkinson Disease Association – Arizona Chapter to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson's disease.  We would like to invite you to support our 4th Annual Optimism Run/Walk for Parkinson’s disease taking place on October 10, 2015 in Glendale, AZ.

Individuals and families from across the Phoenix-metro area will gather together at Midwestern University Glendale Campus on October 10th to walk and run in support of the more than 35,000 living with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s in Arizona.  The event will raise awareness and funds to support local programs and services in the hope of creating a better way of life for those living with the disease.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder caused by the loss of specific groups of nerve cells in the brain.  Parkinson’s affects people of all ages, but becomes increasingly common as people get older.  More than a million individuals in the United States have the disease, including 1 out of every 100 over the age of 60.

Visit azoptimism.org to donate, sign up to participate, and learn more.  Please contact Sarah Somers at Sarah.Somers@bannerhealth.com or Sue Stanfield Sue.Stanfield@Bannerhealth.com with any questions.  By supporting Optimism for Parkinson’s, you will help make a positive impact in the lives of those living with Parkinson's disease.  Thank you for your support and consideration.


Optimism Event Team

Event details and schedule


Date:   October 10, 2015

Location:   Midwestern University Campus 

Address:   19555 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ  85308 

Time:   8:15am (registration) | 9:30am (warm-up) | 10am (walk/run begin)

Options:   5K Walk | 5K Timed Race | 1-Mile Walk | Sit and Relax   

Entry Fees:   $20 Adult Walkers | $30 Adult Runners | $10 Children | Free under 12 | +$5 Day of Event 

Includes:   Live Music | Refreshments | Awards Ceremony | Children's Activities

Useful Information

  Entry fee includes a t-shirt

   Walk-ins welcome - $5 extra registration fee

  Sign up online or call 602-361-5340

  Proceeds benefit local services for Parkinson's disease

  Start a team, join a team, walk or run as an individual

  Route and venue are handicap accessible

  Plenty of free parking

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