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A Walk in the Park regional events confirmed

Jul. 25, 2019

A Walk in the Park is not just a Melbourne event. This year seven regional walks will be held, offering people from around Victoria the opportunity to step out in support of Parkinson’s.

Mildura

Mildura’s Parkinson’s community will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Mildura Slow Walk on Sunday 25 August at Henderson Park.

Mildura was the first regional walk to come on board – Mildura Parkinson’s Peer Support Group members were keen to take part but not the distance they needed to travel to Melbourne.

Walkers are invited to wear red on the day and dogs on leash are welcome. A backup car is provided to assist those unable to cover the distance. Sausage sizzle, coffee van and slices are available for post-walk sustenance.

Frankston

After its inaugural walk last year, A Walk in the Park Frankston is back in 2019. Walkers will meet at the Spring Street entrance before taking the leisurely stroll around Beauty Park on Sunday 18 August.

The route is fully paved and people can do as many – or few – laps as suits. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Fruit, juice, water and a light snack will be provided and people are also welcome to bring their own food for a post-walk picnic or BBQ.

The Frankston Walk is supported by the Frankston St John of God Rehabilitation Hospital.

Horsham

In its fourth year, the residents of Horsham and surrounds will again step out for Parkinson’s along the 2km picturesque route through Weir Park and the Wimmera River on Sunday 25 August.

Participants are encouraged to walk as little or far as they can and to wear a touch of purple or yellow, the colours of hope for Parkinson’s. Dogs on lead are welcome.

Thanks to the donation of sausages, all walkers will receive a sausage in bread after the walk as part of their registration fee.

Warrnambool

Warrnambool’s A Walk in the Park is a colourful affair, well-supported by the local community, including local Mayor Tony Herbert, taking a lovely route along the foreshore on Sunday 18 August.

The Warrnambool and District Pipes and Drums Band will again lead the walk, with purple balloons available for walkers to carry. The Daybreak Rotary Club will also be on hand with its popular free postwalk sausage sizzle.

Yarrawonga

Enjoying its 5th year in Yarrawonga, organisers are looking forward to welcoming both past and new participants to the popular walk around Chinaman’s Island on Sunday 29 September.

Registration includes a sausage in breadand a cuppa. Dogs on a leash welcome. There will also be a lucky number prize draw.

Geelong

Following a successful inaugural walk last year, the Geelong Walk in the Park is back again on Sunday 8 September.

The 2km mobility friendly route through Eastern Park offers views of Corio Bay, with a pit stop at the 1km mark. The day starts with pre-walk entertainment from 9.30am, including Children’s activities, warm-up and sausage sizzle. The walk starts at 10.30am. Dogs on a lead welcome.

Participants must register to walk and can fundraise individually or as a team. As part its fundraising options, commemorative walk t-shirts will be for sale before and on the day.

Wodonga

Now in its ninth year, A Walk in the Park Wodonga is back in 2019, in the picturesque Sumsion Gardens.

The Wodonga walk will be held on Sunday 13 October as part of the region’s Seniors Week celebrations.

 

Click here for information and registration details for all regional walks.

 

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