Walk in the Park - Sunday, October 20th 2019

Sunday 20th October 2019

Rond Terrace: Rond Terrace, Canberra, Australia

Walking, 5K


  • Walking-5K - Adult
  • Walking-5K - Child
  • Walking-5K - Family Ticket
  • Nordic Walking-5k - Adult
  • Nordic Walking-5k - Child
  • Nordic Walking-5k - Family Ticket
  • Running-5K - Adult
  • Running-5K - Child
  • Running-5K - Family Ticket
  • Walk in the Park-1.5k - All Ages


Welcome to A Walk in the Park!  We are glad you are able to join us for the biggest community event in the Parkinson's ACT fundraising calendar.  

A Walk in the Park takes place on the beautiful banks of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra's pleasant October Spring (so make sure you rug up!). This year we will hold the first timed Nordic Walking race as well as adding a 5km walk or run. We welcome all to this child and pet friendly day of active fun, performances and food!

A Walk in the Park is the most important source of funding for the many activities Parkinson’s ACT conducts in pursuing its mission: to support people with Parkinson’s, their families and friends in the ACT and surrounding region. Participate proudly and unite together in support and in memory. 

Please share this event and if you can help by fundraising or donating, your support will help people living with Parkinsons in the ACT.

We look forward to seeing you at the event in October!



Event details and schedule

 A Walk in the Park!

Join us for either a 1.5km walk around Nerang Pool, or one of our 5km events:  either a walk, run or even a 5km Nordic Walk!

Date: Sunday 20 October 2019

Where: Rond Terrace, Lake Burley Griffin (link

Time: 9:30am – 1pm

           Registrations from 8:30am

           Entertainment from 9:30am

           1.5km walk at 10:20am

           5km events commence from 10:30am          

Why: Fundraising event for Parkinson’s ACT to support local people effected by Parkinson’s

Arrival Info

Registrations will be open from 8:30am on Sunday 20 October.  Remember to bring your registration ticket or your ID.

You will be able to register for the event on the day.

Coffee, food and entertainment will commence from 9:30am


Parking is available at Commonwealth Park and also at 63 Constitution Ave, Parkes ACT 2600, a short walk from Rond Terrace.

Course Info

The 5km course takes place across Canberra's well known Bridge to Bridge course.  The 1.5km walk takes place around Nerang Pool just near Rond Terrace.  Details will be sent to you in the leadup to the event.

First aid services will be on site.

What to wear

You are welcome to dress in purple, the official colour for Parkinsons and come dressed as colourfully as you like!

What to bring

Remember to bring:

- Water

- Your nordic waiking poles if you are participating in the Nordic Walking event

- Hat, suncream and a jacket as it still gets a bit chilly even after you've done some exercise

- Your happy self :-)

- You can bring your dog on a lead if you like!

Other details

Please share our event with your family and friends and if you can help us by fundraising and raising awareness generally we would be very grateful.

Organised by

Parkinsons ACT

Building One, Pearce Community Centre, 7 Collett Place, Mawson

Phone: 439767592

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