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26th Parkinson’s Unity Walk (PUW) Postponed

Due to COVID-19, this year's event has been postponed.  We are working to reschedule for a date to be determined.  In the meantime, your participant center and our online tools remain active.  Follow updates here.

The 26th Walk has been postponed.

100% of donations go to Parkinson’s disease research funded by four major U.S. Parkinson's foundations.

In addition to raising awareness and funds for research, we are also a day of community and education! Visit informational booths which will include Ask the Healthcare Experts, and meet with representatives from sponsors and foundations sharing information and resources with members of the Parkinson’s community.


72nd Street Bandshell, Central Park, New York, NY
(Use 72nd Street Park entrances on Fifth Avenue or Central Park West)

Google Map for Directions


REGISTRATION OPEN:             8:30 am to 11:30 am

BOOTHS OPEN:                       8:30 am to 1:00 pm

WALK ROLLING START:  8:30am through 11:30am.  The Parks Department has asked that we are off the Walk route by 12 noon.

Register and roll! Start walking when you’re ready rather than waiting for the Walk to start. After you check in at the Registration tent, enjoy the Walk route and informational booths at time that’s right for you, and at your own pace. Our emcees will still be shouting out to our teams at the Start and Finish of the Walk throughout the event.

BANDSHELL PROGRAM TIMELINE - available in April 2020




While there is no registration fee, we encourage all registered walkers to raise funds on behalf of the Walk – 100% of donations go to research.

Any of our Registrars can help you on the day of the Walk. Go to any seated Registrar; there are no special lines; make only one stop to check-in, pick up your button, bag, and hat, and turn in donations. All walkers are registered as individuals, even if they are part of a team -- there is only one envelope per walker so you will be sure to get credit as the fundraiser. We recommend that you allow extra time to go through Registration.

Team Registration Deadline:  All teams must be registered prior to the day of the Walk.
(Team registrations will not be accepted on the day of the Walk.)

Deadline to Give and Turn in Donations:  June 6, 2020. All donations received by June 6, 2020 will be credited to the 2020 Walk.

(The Parkinson's Unity Walk issues tax receipts for donations of $250.00 or more that were made offline via check or credit card. For lesser amounts, a canceled check or credit card bill is sufficient under current tax law. If you would still like a receipt, please click here to request one.)

Be empowered and take advantage of the educational information available at the Walk. Learn about resources for people living with Parkinson's and their families. In addition to the organizations listed below, visit the Ask the Healthcare Experts booth on Margot Zobel Way.

Click below to view 2020:

Complimentary snacks and bottled water will be served at the Refreshments Booth on Margot Zobel Way.

Stop by the Team Photo Booth on Margot Zobel Way between 8:30 am -12:30 pm and receive a printed copy of your photo to take home with you. You will also receive a digital copy via email and can download the photo from the vendor’s website and forward it to your team members and supporters.


Entire Walk route is wheelchair accessible. We do not provide wheelchairs. Click here for rentals.

Golf carts are available for those in need of assistance.

Golf carts are available at 72nd Street entrances, on the Walk route, and at the beginning of Margot Zobel Way.



Stop by this booth and have your questions answered by a: