Bismarck, ND – The 13th Annual Race for Parkinson’s is scheduled for Saturday, April 29 at Sertoma Community Park Shelter. The walk/run features five races for people of all levels to participate. There are over 400 people registered for this event.
Check-in/ Day of Race Registration/Bib Pickup is 8 – 9:15 am. One BIG Change is that the Kids Fun Sprint will start the day at 9am. The competitive 5K and 10K Runs begin at 9:15 am; 5K walk at 9:30 am; 1 mile Family/Adult Walk at 9:40 am. You may also participate Virtually! Anytime! Post your pictures on the Bismarck Parkinson’s Support group Facebook page.
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.
The Bismarck Parkinson’s Support group meets at 2pm – the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Benedictine Living Community chapel.
“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, Donna Fricke. “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 http://www.bismarckparkinsons.wordpress.com. Early registration is $30; day of race is $35;
Kids Fun Sprint is $15. Registration received after April 9 or day of race may not receive a t-shirt.
Thank you to the many sponsors and volunteers for the Race for Parkinson’s 2023.


Parkinson’s Onboarding

Monday, February 27, 2023 at 7pm
Benedictine Living Community – Bismarck
4580 Coleman Street
Bismarck ND

Onboarding is primarily focused on the newly diagnosed. It is facilitated by people who have also been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and who remember the early days following diagnosis. Everyone will be given the opportunity to ask questions. The hope is you’ll discover that being among others with a similar diagnosis can be encouraging and provide helpful resources.

Join us for this free event (family/caregivers welcome) that will be uniquely understanding and straightforward with discussions into this new phase of life.

Questions?  Call Bryan Hochhalter, Onboarding Facilitator   701-955-4333