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14th Annual Walk the Fight & Run the Distance for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
Connecting...Supporting...Empowering those living with Parkinson's in Arizona

Parkinson’s disease impacts every aspect of someone’s life and is about much more than medicine. To achieve the best quality of life, people need to be engaged in exercise, be engaged in mindful activities, engaged with each other and their community…and having fun! Join us for the 14th Annual Walk the Fight & Run the Distance for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. The Walk/Run helps those with Parkinson's and their families connect with others living with the disease, support for carepartners and empower people with PD, carepartners and family members to achieve better quality of life.

Thank you to all those who participated and supported the 13th Annual Walk the Fight & Run the Distance, we reached our goal of $120,000 to support the Community Outreach and Wellness Programs offered through the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center @ Barrow Neurological Institute as well as raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease for those living in Arizona.

Please help us make this year's walk a grand success by participating in any way possible. Whether you form a team, walk/run as an individual or support a family member or the Parkinson’s community with a donation in their honor. Your support for this event is crucial and will have a lasting impact on the Parkinson’s community in Arizona. Together let’s raise the bar to $150,000!

Registration fees

5K Run*

Price changes in 5 months 8 days
  • Chip Timed Event. Begins at 8:30am

    1. $35.00
      Now registering May 20 – Dec 30
    2. $45.00
      Dec 31 – Feb 5

4K Walk*

Price changes in 6 months 8 days
  • Un-timed Walk. Begins at 10:00am

    1. Closed
      May 20 – May 20
    2. $25.00
      Now registering May 20 – Jan 30
    3. $40.00
      Jan 31 – Feb 5

2 Block FUN Walk

Price changes in 6 months 8 days
  • Un-timed Fun Walk. Begins at 10:30am

    1. Closed
      May 20 – May 20
    2. $25.00
      Now registering May 20 – Jan 30
    3. $40.00
      Jan 31 – Feb 5


Thank you to all our great sponsors in 2019. 

Click on the 2020 sponsors to learn more about what they offer!

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To learn more about becoming a sponsor please call 602-618-7478 or email

Mail-in Registration

To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form!

What You Get!

  • Custom Event Medal for paid registrants
  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-Shirt.  NEW - option to select 'NO SHIRT' option at checkout and receive $5 off your registration. 
  • Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups
  • Chip Timed with Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google)
  • Event managed by StartLine Racing.  Club SLR discounts do not apply.

Race Day Information

  • Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 7:30am at Tempe Beach Park.

    • We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards on race day

  • Cost of registration on race day will be $45 for the run and $40 for the walk.

  • We welcome wheelchairs, strollers & wagons.

  • Leashed pet friendly

  • No roller blades, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.

Course Map - Run & Walk Events

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Packet Pick-up Opportunities

  • Friday February 7, 2020 from 9:00 - 5:00pm at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson's Center.

    • The Parkinson's Center is located at 240 W Thomas Rd #302, Phoenix, AZ 85003 (map). Valet parking is complementary

  • Saturday February 8, 2020 at Tempe Beach Park (race location) beginning at 7:30am.

**Team Captain will be responsible for picking up team shirts**

Top Teams


TEAM Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center





Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On





Event Schedule

  • February 7 9:00 AM - Packet Pickup for Runners and Team Captains at Muhammad Ali Parkinson's Center

  • February 8 7:30 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens

  • February 8 8:30 AM - 5K Run Begins

  • February 8 8:30 AM - Resource Fair & Children's activities Open

  • February 8 9:00 AM - Walk Opening Remarks

  • February 8 9:00 AM - Pet Parade and Award

  • February 8 9:15 AM - Interactive Stretching/Dancing Segment

  • February 8 10:00 AM - 4K Walk Begins

  • February 8 10:15 AM - 2 Block FUN Walk Begins

  • February 8 11:30 AM - Parkinson's Picnic

  • February 8 12:00 PM - Walk Awards (approx)

Contact Information

Event Location

Tempe Beach Park, 80 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ, United States

Click here to view map