Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions which you cannot find the answer for below, please do not hesitate to contact our fundraising team on 03 8809 0400 or email fundraising@parkinsons-vic.org.au.

Event

How do I register?

You can register for A Walk in the Park here or go to www.awalkinthepark.org.au, click sign up and create an account to register. You can choose to join us at Federation Square on the day or choose to walk in your local area. Either way, the entry fee is that same as you will receive a great A Walk in the Park t-shirt to wear.

I want to support but would prefer to walk in my local area

That's ok, we completely understand and would still love your support. You can still register and receive your free A Walk in the Park 2022 t-shirt and go for a walk in your local area on the day or on a day that suits you. Registration cost is still the same since each entrant is receiving a t-shirt (whether they walk at Federation Square or locally).

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend the event?

Yes – we want to ensure we protect our Parkinson’s community as much as possible by putting on a COVID Safe event and part of this is ensuring each participant is fully vaccinated (or have a valid medical exemption).

When is the event?

The event is on Sunday 27th March 2022

What time does it start and end?

Official event activities will commence at 9:30am and the first wave will start walking at 10:15am, with the final wave starting at 11am. The official event activities at Federation Square will finish at 1pm

Where do I go?

We are asking all participants to head to the front of Federation Square directly opposite Flinders Street Station. This will allow us to check everyone in.

How much does entry cost?

We have some great early bird offers. The price will increase as we get closer to the event date, it's best to jump on and register early.

Early Bird (Jan 21 – March 10)

  • Adult - $50
  • Senior/Concession - $35
  • Child - $30
  • Family (2 adults, 2 kids) - $140
  • Dog - $10

 

Normal (March 11-26)

  • Adult - $60
  • Senior/Concession - $40
  • Child - $35
  • Family (2 adults, 2 kids) - $160
  • Dog - $10

On the Day (March 27)

  • Adult - $70
  • Senior/Concession - $50
  • Child - $40
  • Family (2 adults, 2 kids) - $180
  • Dog - $10

Can I register more than one person?

Yes, during the registration process you can purchase as many individual entries as you wish, but you will need to have their name and email address for identification purposes on the day. You will also need to pay for the tickets at this time.

If you would like to invite people, you can definitely do this through the registration process and they can fill in and pay for their own registration.

Can I create a team?

Absolutely – we greatly encourage you to do this as part of a team. You can select to sign-up a team during registration. You can also create a team after sign-up from your fundraising dashboard, simply click "Create Team" and follow the prompts. Remember to share your team link and ask your friends to join.

Should I attend the event if I am feeling unwell?

We do ask that anyone feeling unwell on the day to not attend the event. We want to ensure that we protect our community in every way possible. If you have any COVID like symptoms on the day and cannot attend, we are happy to process a refund for your registration fee.

What COVID Safe practices will be put into place?

Our A Walk in the Park event will be held in line with all Government health regulations applicable on the day. To register for the event, you must be double vaccinated (or have an approved medical exemption). As part of entry into the event on the day, a QR code check in system will operate and vaccination status must be proved. In addition to this, there will be sanitizing stations available, and we ask people to adhere to social distancing rules when they can. 

Parkinson’s Victoria has also changed the format of the event to now include waves to help control the number of people in any one area at a time. 

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, this is a dog friendly event. We ask that you register your dog a part of the registration process. We also ask that you bring the appropriate bags to clean up any messes that may happen on the day.

Fundraising

How do I create a fundraising page?

You need to register for the event first and as part of the registration process an online fundraising page will get created for you. 

Do I need to fundraise to take part in the event?

No – we would love to see all our Parkinson’s community come together for this event. You do not have to fundraise to take part.

How do I update my fundraising page?

You can log into your page and manually change your photo, story or target. If you have any issues, we can also make the changes. Just send your updated information you want changed as well as your details to fundraising@parkinsons-vic.org.au or call us on 03 8809 0400 and we will get it done.

How do I share my fundraising page?

Once registered, everyone has their own unique fundraising link. This can be shared through any social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter. It can also be sent via SMS or email so you can reach all your family and friends with what you are doing.

You can share your link by copying and pasting it or by using the share buttons on your page.

I shared my fundraising page on Facebook and it prompted me to add a donate button, should I use this?

We encourage everyone to share their unique fundraising link on Facebook so people can click through to their page and donate. This way all funds donated will appear on your page.

If you use the Facebook donate button, unfortunately we cannot link the donations to your page. Fight Parkinson’s will still receive the funds, but they won't appear on your page or update your total.

Always share your link on social directly.

Merchandise

Can I order merchandise online?

Absolutely – we have some great merchandise such as t-shirts, caps and drink bottles available for purchase at our online shop. You can also qualify to get the items for free by raising  either $500 or $1000 and being a part of our $1K club.

Is there a deadline to order t-shirts?

Yes – all t-shirt orders must be received by the 19th March to ensure delivery prior to the event. You can also pick up t-shirts on the day.