Walk for Parkinson’s @ Nundah’s Albert Bishop Park

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Join Parkinson’s QLD as they bring back “Walk in the Park” this year. Spend the weekend by taking the whole family to the Albert Bishop Park this Sunday, 10th of September, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It’s the perfect time to get moving and spend quality time with your family, while helping Parkinson’s QLD continue their important work.

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Parkinson’s QLD is a non-profit organisation that works closely in identifying, developing, and promoting the best practices to support people living with Parkinson’s through their support groups across Queensland.

Parkinson’s Disease is a chronic and progressive neurological condition that affects movements with an unknown cause. It involves a malfunction of the vital nerve cells in the brain, neurons, that produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter that sends message to the part of the brain that controls movements.


 


There are over 17,000 Queenslanders living with Parkinson’s. Although there is no cure, there are treatment options that include medication and surgery to manage its symptoms.

 

Walk, Run, Cycle, and Have Fun

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Participants can simply just walk in the park; participate in the 2-kilometre, 5-kilometre, and 10-kilometre walk or run; or join the friendly cycling competition. The routes are located on paved footpaths and boardwalks that are prams and wheelchairs accessible. You can also walk your fur babies on the routes.

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Proving that this is a family-friendly event, there will be entertainment throughout. The main stage will be filled with live entertainment and presentations of the sponsors and delegates. The Kids Zone will keep the kids busy with the jumping castle and face painting.

 

Food will not be problem on the event as a variety of food options will be available. Everyone should “re-charge” after the walk, run, and cycle, so there will be water stations throughout the park.

 

Registration

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The online registration closes on Wednesday, 6th of September. Late entries or the “on the day” registrations will be accepted at the registration marquee. Come early to avoid the queues and other inconveniences.

 

Entry Fees (On the day)

  • $40 – Adult
  • $35 – Concession/Student/Senior
  • $25 – Children 5-15 years of age
  • FREE for children 5 years of age and under

All participants will receive a participation and dedication bib and a special gift. Don’t forget to bring your IDs, especially for those who registered online.

 

Transport & Parking

Using the “Walkers Way”, the nearest bus stop is the Widdop Street Bus Stop Number 39/45, a 9-minute walk to the park, while the nearest train station is the Toombul Station, a 15-minute walk to the park. Visit the Translink Journey Planner for detailed routes.

Car park spaces in the Albert Bishop Park are limited. However, street parking will be available. Carpooling, using public transport, or using Uber may be advisable to avoid inconveniences in finding a parking space.

Get moving for people with Parkinson’s. Visit the event page or Parkinson’s QLD website and Facebook for further details and updates.