REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Moving Day Chicago
***We want to thank all of our Team Captains, Walkers and Supporters for the incredible response in allowing us to surpass our original goal of $250,000 for our 2nd Annual Moving Day Chicago event! On behalf of Moving Day Chicago Planning Committee and NPF, we are so pleased and thrilled the momentum continues to build. In the spirit of setting our aims high, we have established a STRETCH GOAL again this year! This time for $275,000! We look forward to celebrating with all of you on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Lincoln Park.***
9:00 a.m. Registration Opens
VIP Tent Opens
Kid’s Area Opens
Resource Tent Opens
10:00 a.m. Welcome and Warm-Up for Walk (Main Stage)
10:30 a.m. Walk Begins (Ribbon cutting on path)
12:00 P.m. Closing Ceremonies (Main Stage)1:00 p.m. Close
Movement Pavilion Class Schedule:
|Main Stage||Movement Pavilion|
|9:30 - 9:50||-||Class: Pilates|
|10:00 - 10:30||Welcome & Warmup||-|
|10:40 - 11:00||Class: Seated Exercise||Class: Tai Chi|
|11:10 - 11:30||Class: High Amplitude||Class: Dance|
|11:40 - 12:00||Rock Steady Demo||Class: Yoga|
|12:00 - 12:30||Closing Ceremony|
Moving Day® is the National Parkinson Foundation’s annual fundraising walk/run event. It is a fun and inspiring fundraising event that unites families, friends and communities both large and small in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. This celebration of movement will feature a family friendly walk course, a kids area, a caregivers relaxation tent and a special Movement Pavilion featuring yoga, dance, Tai Chi, Pilates, etc. all proven to help manage the symptoms of PD.
The inaugural Moving Day Chicago took place in October of 2012; raising over $230,000 it more than doubled its original fundraising goal of $100,000. Proceeds raised from the campaign help to improve the quality of care for people with Parkinson’s disease through research, education and outreach.
Moving Day raises awareness of Parkinson’s both nationally and in the Chicago community. It is 'A day to move, a day to move others, a day that moves YOU!'
Moving Day Chicago will take place in Chicago’s beautiful Lincoln Park at Grove 2, just south of the Lincoln Park Zoo’s South Pond. Grove 2 is located just east of 1730 N. Stockton Drive, Chicago, IL. 60614 which is north of LaSalle Street.
Click here for a map of Grove 2 and the Run/Walk Course.
We highly recommend carpooling, using public transportation, or riding your bicycle to the event as there is limited street parking available.
Public parking is available at the Lincoln Park Zoo Lot (on Cannon Drive, just south of Fullerton) and at the Chicago History Museum lot, (Located on Stockton, just north of La Salle) All parking is available on a first come, first serve basis.
A special daily parking rate of $10 has been secured on October 20th for Moving Day Chicago participants at the Lincoln Park Zoo Parking Lot. Parking is available on a first come first serve, basis. The zoo’s parking lot entrance is located at Fullerton Parkway and Cannon Drive (2400 North Cannon Drive, Chicago IL 60614). You will take a ticket upon entrance to the lot and be charged the flat $10 rate when you exit. Grove 2 is located on the south end of the zoo’s lot so it is best to park farther away from the entrance of the lot to get closer to Grove 2. Grove 2 will be west of the parking lot and south of the zoo.
A special daily parking rate of $9 has been secured on October 20th for Moving Day Chicago participants at the Chicago History Museum garage. Parking is available on a first come first serve, basis. The Chicago History Museum lot is located at 1730 N. Stockton Drive, Chicago IL. 60614, which is just north of LaSalle street. Our event space, Grove 2 will be located directly across the street heading East from the Stockton parking lot. Participants who park at the Chicago History Museum lot should visit the Moving Day Registration tent on the day of the event to pick up a validation ticket.
There will be an assisted participant Drop Off Area on Stockton just North of LaSalle. Volunteers will be on hand to help people out of cars and over to the site.
To determine the best route to travel via public transportation, please visit the CTA's trip planner. We will be near the Clark St/LaSalle stop on several buses.
Visiting from Out of Town? There are plenty of fabulous Chicago hotels around the area. For a complete list click here.
The Moving Day Event will take place rain or shine. If cancellation of the event is warranted due to dangerous weather conditions, announcements will be made on the event day at the event site. The event will not be canceled in advance. All decisions regarding cancellation will be made on site.
Support a friend or family member and help them reach their Moving Day fundraising goal. You can join their team or make a donation. More