Helpful Links

Iowa Chapter of APDA
IMT Des Moines Marathon
YMCA Healthy Living Center
Delay the Disease

Training Schedules

Walking Information
5k Training Guide
5-Mile Training Guide
Half Marathon Training Guide
Full Marathon Training Guide

Team Information

PD Walkers Story
PD Walkers Info

Team Members

Roger Norgren completes Iron Butt Ride for Parkinson's!! Click here for picture and information.

Past Events and Results

2009 Des Moines
2010 Des Moines with pictures
2010 Minneapolis

10th Annual PD Walkers
2017 IMT Des Moines Marathon
October 14 & 15, 2017
Saturday & Sunday

2017 Results

What is PD Walkers?

PD Walkers is a team that is committed to raising funds for the IA Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association. The PD Walkers Team has participated in the Des Moines Marathon since 2008, has had over 500 people participate, and raised over $100,000 to help the APDA in their mission to Ease the Burden to Find a Cure for PD.

The goals of the PD Walkers Team are to raise awareness of Parkinson's, empower and inspire People with Parkinson's (PWP) on the benefits of exercise and to ultimately help raise funds for PWP in the State of Iowa. The IA Chapter provides resources to help reach these goals.

The PD Walkers team each year helps the Iowa Chapter fund exercise programs and train instructors to help teach exercise classes for PWP across the State of Iowa and surrounding communities. More and more medical research studies are showing that exercise can help manage PD symptoms better and in some cases, may delay the progression of PD.

There are exercise classes being offered around the state. Go to, scroll down and click on Resources and Support to find Support Groups and Neuro-wellness Classes for more information on these exercise classes.

Questions about PD Walkers, please contact LaDona Molander at or 515-953-8474.

We can't do this without you!

2016 PD Walkers

2016 PD Walkers half and full marathoners.

Team 2016

2016 PD Walkers 5Kers.