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@fightparkinsons.org.au.

Event

How do I register?

You can register for A Walk in the Park on this site by clicking the "Register" button and choosing the Federation Square option. You will then create and account and register.  You can alo choose to walk in your local area. There is an entry fee for the Federation Square event, but if you are walking in your local area it is free. Don't forget to raise $25 and receive your free t-shirt.

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 choose to walk in your local area. You are also still eligible for the great fundraising rewards so don't forget to raise $25 to receive your free t-shirt.

How do i qualify for a free t-shirt?

Everyone that raises $25 as an individual or $100 as a team qualifies for a free t-shirt.

When is the event?

The event is on Sunday 26th March 2023

What time does it start and end?

On the day registrations open at 8:30am, with entertainment and warm up beginning at 9:30am. The actual walk will start at 10:30am. 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.

How much does entry cost?

We have reduced the prices this year to make it more accessible for individuals and families. Please register prior to the event to ensure the best possible price.

  • Adult - $35
  • Senior/Concession - $25
  • Child - $20
  • Family (2 adults, 2 kids) - $90
  • Dog - $10

 On the Day (March 26)

  • Adult - $45
  • Senior/Concession - $35
  • Child - $25
  • Family (2 adults, 2 kids) - $120
  • 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. 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. We will have sanitising stations available, and we ask people to adhere to social distancing rules when they can. 

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 the 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@fightparkinsons.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 would like people to donate to you through Facebook, you can use our new Facebook connection. On your fundraising page click on "Create a Facebook Fundraiser". This will create a donation page on Facebook which is linked to your original page so whatever donations you receive through Facebook will now be added to your overall total.

Please contact us at fundraising@fightparkinsons.org.au or 03 8809 0400 for more information.

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 $25, $500 or $1000 and being a part of our $1K club.

Is there a deadline to order t-shirts?

Yes – all t-shirt and merchandise orders must be received by the 16th March to ensure delivery prior to the event. You can also pick up (if owed by reaching $25 fundraising) or buy t-shirts on the day.