News Release


Bismarck, ND –   The 11th Annual Race for Parkinson’s is scheduled for Saturday, April 24 at Sertoma Park. The walk/run features five races so people of all physical skill levels can participate. Registration for the competitive 5K and 10K runs begins at 9:00 am; 5K walk, 9:20 am; adult/family 1 mile walk, 9:30 am;  and the 1 mile Kids Fun Run begins at 9:45 am.

Parkinson’s Disease is a brain disorder. Its symptoms include: shaking, difficulty walking, muscle rigidity, impaired balance, loss of automatic movements and cognitive impairment. While there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, medications, specialized exercise programs and therapy may improve symptoms.

“Funds for this event stay local. They provide therapeutic treatment for those facing the debilitating disease of Parkinson’s and support for their families as well. The Bismarck Parkinson’s support group offers assistance, companionship and resources to all those in our area navigating this incredible challenge. We host educational events, speakers, and provide emotional support, ” says race event co-coordinator, Bill Willis. “Programs involving exercise, nutrition, and various forms of therapy are critical to the wellness of those with Parkinson’s.”

David Hagler, 10k race participant says, “I run this race every year in honor of my father-in-law. Every spring I look forward to getting together with my running friends to show support for the amazing Parkinson’s families. They inspire us to seize the moment!”

Register online at Early registration is $30; day of race, $35; and Kids Fun Run, $15. Registration confirmations received by April 9 receive a race day shirt. Check-in/Bib pick-up is 8-9:15 am at the Sertoma Community Shelter.

Volunteer opportunities for race day assistance are still available (i.e, direct traffic, water stations, check in, handing out t-shirts, etc.). This is a perfect opportunity for youth or groups looking for service to community hours. Those interested should contact race co-chair, Bill Willis at 

Managing the Return of Parkinson’s Symptoms

SUBJECT LINE: An Educational Program for People with Parkinson’s

NAME: Managing the Return of Parkinson’s Symptoms With a Unique Treatment

DATE: Thursday, February 11, 2021

TIME: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST



Experiencing a return of your Parkinson’s symptoms? You’re not alone. Hear from a healthcare professional at a FREE educational program sponsored by Acorda Therapeutics.


Sarah Matcha, NP
Family Nurse Practitioner, Sanford Health


Please register by February 8, 2021
Call 1-833-462-7452 or visit
Private event code: 6237

Race for Parkinson’s goes VIRTUAL

Race for Parkinson’s is going VIRTUAL
Participate in a 10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk, 1 Mile Walk or Kid’s Fun Run
Registration $25 / Kids Run $10

Due to everything going on in the world right now, we are changing our annual race at Sertoma that was scheduled for Saturday, April 25 to a virtual race this year. Run/walk your race anytime and anywhere between April 25 – May 10 and you will receive a participation t-shirt! You must be pre-registered by April 24 to receive a shirt. You can register online at
or you can download a “paper” registration form from our website:

Thanks in advance for your support – the money stays local and benefits the many people in our area living with Parkinson’s Disease.


2020 Race for Parkinson’s

10th Annual Race for Parkinson’s

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Sertoma Park Community Shelter
300 Riverside Park Road
Bismarck ND

To guarantee a shirt, you must be registered by April 10, 2020.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Barr Engineering
Cottingham Insurance

Schindler & Stewart Family Dentistry
Sanford Health
Pelican Health
Dr. Ralph Dunnigan

Bismarck Marathon
MOJO/Big Rig
Missouri Valley Family YMCA
St. Gabriel’s Community
Touchmark on West Century
A Prairie Breeze RV Park
Flash Printing
Bismarck Tour Company
Lignite Energy Council

Race Start Times

Competitive Runs  (10K/5K):   9:00 a.m.
5K Walk:   9:20 a.m.
1-mile Walk   9:30 a.m.
Kids Fun Run  (1-mile):  9:45 a.m.

Online registration closed Wednesday, April 24

Paper registration DROP OFF closes Thursday, April 25 at 5pm
to Reva Kautz at Edgewood Village, 3124 Colorado Lane in Bismarck.
Thereafter, you will need to register the day of for $30.  Registration and bib pickup at Sertoma Community Shelter from 8 – 9:15 a.m.