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

Come out and join us on October 14th or 15th and participate in any of the events available at the IMT Des Moines Marathon. Have fun while exercising and raise funds and awareness for Parkinson's.

This October 14-15, 2017 will be the 10th annual and final PD Walkers event as we know it, transitioning to an Optimism walk in 2018 using the American Parkinson Disease Association Iowa Chapter logo.  This change will allow us to include not only team members from  PD Walkers, but also many more People with Parkinson's and those impacted by the disease, turning this into a state wide event.  

NEW THIS YEAR for PD Walkers:
First 5 people to raise $250 will receive a free registration to any event, a savings of $25 to $100 depending on the race you are signing up for. Thank you to Chris Burch, Director of the Des Moines Marathon for the awesome donation of free entry fees.  

NEW THIS YEAR for 2017 Marathon:
New events for Saturday AND you are able to receive a discounted registration for these fees also!  Just register as a PD Walker first.

When: Saturday October 14th
Events: 5-mile run, 1-mile walk
Where: Start and Finish at Principal  Park, Des Moines, Iowa

When: Sunday October 15th
Events: 5K, half and full marathon (walking or running) and the Team Relay (running only)
Where: Start and Finish at Cowles Commons, Des Moines, Iowa

PD Walkers registration is already open. To receive the lowest entry fee, register as a PD Walkers team member first and then register for your event at the Des Moines Marathon.

Your first step will be signing up as a PD Walkers team member (click here), this link will take you directly to the 2017 PD Walkers registration/fundraising page.  Next step is setting up your fundraiser page, entering your event and your shirt size for the PD Walkers team and finally collecting a $25 min. donation!  After you are confirmed as a registered PD Walkers member, you will receive an email with a PD Walkers discount code to enter when registering for the Des Moines Marathon (click here).  To receive discount and code, you must register for the PD Walkers team FIRST. 

A huge Shoutout and Thank You to all those involved over the past 10 years! We have had more than 500 participants on the PD Walkers Teams and have raised more than $100,000 for the American Parkinson Disease Association Iowa Chapter:

  1. Helping raise awareness  of Parkinson's and raise funds for APDA Iowa Chapter;
  2. Empower and Inspire PWP;
  3. Provide education and exercise classes for PWP across the State of Iowa

Thank  you for your past and continued support! 

Forever grateful, 

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