Parkinson's Disease Awareness Run/Walk

Event Date

Fri, Apr 1, 2022


Washington, DC

About This Activity

If you've been wondering how to raise awareness for Parkinson's disease, now's the perfect time to take action. April has been designated Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, when the already active Parkinson's disease community goes into high gear in the spirit of Parkinson's disease awareness. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s in the U.S. One million Americans live with Parkinson’s today. While the exact cause of Parkinson’s is unknown, research suggests that its cause can be linked to genetic and environmental factors. So help spread awareness and contribute to research by doing what you love....running or walking!

Donations go to the charity of your choice (during registration):



  • Register for the race
  • Complete a 5K or 10k run/walk at your convenience, any time, anywhere between April 1-30, 2022
  • Submit your time to see how you placed overall and receive your finisher certificate.
  • Celebrate your accomplishment by sharing on social media! #RunsForAPurpose
  • Feel free to join the Virtual Runs for a Purpose Facebook Group to share and celebrate with other participants.


  • How do I print my bib? 
    Once you register, go to your profile page and scroll down to the event listed. On the right, click "View Digital Bib"
  • How do I print my finisher certificate?
    Once you submit your time after completing the race, there will be an option to print your finisher certificate.
  • Do I have to submit my time to get my swag?
    No, submitting your time is optional, your medal and shirt (if purchased) will be mailed to you regardless.
  • How do I track my time?
    You can use any time tracking app available in the app store. Here is a list of the top 10 apps.
  • How do I create a team?
    During registration, you will setup a team name. Share your team name with others so when they go to register, they look for your team name to join. Once you have 3 people on a team, you each will get a $5 refund and anyone who joins after the 3rd person will automatically get the $5 discount.
  • Do all team members have to run/walk together?
    No, that is the great part about a virtual race! Each team member can run/walk at their own pace on their own time.
  • Do all team members have to do the same distance?
    No, each team member can choose to do their own distance.
  • When will I get my medal and/or shirt?
    Medals will start to ship the first week of March through the end of the race. Shirts ordered by March 6th will arrive in time for the race. Shirts ordered after March 6th  will ship out after the race. 

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