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Day of Event

A record number of San Diegans participated in 2013’s Annual Parkinson’s dog friendly 5K Walk/Run, and our 2014 event promises to be even bigger and better!  

The Fighting Parkinson’s Step by Step Event raises funds for programs and services  provided by the Parkinson’s Association, as well as promising research in search of a cure for Parkinson’s disease.  In the midst of the high volume of participants and meaningful donations, many lives were touched and goals were reached.

Join us for the 2014 5K Walk/Run Event and help us get closer to our vision -
A world without Parkinson's disease! 


Check out the Day of Event Activities:

5K Dog Friendly Walk / Run

Be a part of our Fighting Parkinson’s Step by Step dog friendly 5K Walk/Run in beautiful NTC Park and Liberty Station!  Register now and start or join a team.  Help raise funds to improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson’s disease!

The Parkinson's Medical Expo

Don’t miss out on the largest Parkinson’s Medical Expo in Southern California!    The Parkinson’s Medical Expo is an educational opportunity where guests can learn the latest Parkinson’s news on research, care-giving service providers, symposia, and Parkinson's Association program collaborations. Visitors to the Expo will have the chance to visit with Neurologists, representatives from research institutions, biotech firms, pharmaceutical companies and Parkinson’s medical equipment suppliers.  Within the Expo grounds, guests will also be able to have open and enlightened discussions with doctors, nurses and representatives who will offer insight on Parkinson’s topics in which exercise, nutrition, positive mental well-being and regular care will all be topics of the day.

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Paws for Parkinson's 

Learn how a trained companion animal can benefit a person with Parkinson’s.  Guests will have the opportunity to meet trainers, dog adoption entities, contests and more! 

In conjunction with the San Diego Humane Society, the Paws for Parkinson’s Pet Festival is an integral part of the Parkinson's Association’s annual Step by Step event.  A dog can provide a mandatory opportunity for exercise several times a day as well as companionship to help alleviate the common symptom of depression. They can also be trained to assist Parkinson’s patients with several types of daily activities. Guests will have the opportunity to meet trainers, dog adoption entities, pet suppliers and more.

Health & Fitness Village

The Parkinson's Association Health & Fitness Village will be hosting groups and organizations that promote the mission of empowerment for people affected by Parkinson’s. The integration of physical + mental wellbeing + access to accurate, timely information = Parkinson’s Association of San Diego’s holistic approach to serving our community.  Exercise is the only method proven by research to slow the progression of Parkinson’s.   The Health & Fitness Village consists of several exercise organizations in our community that will share tools to empower people affected by Parkinson’s to live joyfully and well by caring for body, mind and spirit. 


Interested in being an Exibitor/Vendor at our event?  Click here for more information!

More Highlights from the 5K Event!

Be a part of this family-friendly event that includes entertainment and fun for all ages!

Don’t miss out on:

  • Kid Zone
  • Gourmet Food Trucks
  • Gordon Biersch Beer Garden
  • Marketplace
  • Classic Car Show
  • Team Sign Making
  • Live Music
  • Fun Photo Booth
  • Giveaways and more!