Moving Day DC — Event Information

Event Details

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Location: National Mall – JFK Hockey Field I Map
Event Start: 9:00 AM

Contact: Dawn Lewis | ph: 410-849-6114 |

What to Expect at Moving Day

Participants are invited to put on their Moving Day gear and join us in person at Moving Day DC. This year’s event will put our community’s energy on full display as we celebrate movement together.

Moving Day is more than just a walk! Bring your friends and family to exercise, learn about Parkinson’s resources, take part in our signature We Move Ceremony, and, of course, enjoy the Moving Day Walk. You don’t want to miss the inspiring day we have planned for you!


Moving Day DC will take place rain or shine. Check the weather forecast to prepare accordingly. Should conditions warrant any change, we will announce it via email and the Moving Day website.


We ask that everyone who attends Moving Day register at before the event. When you arrive, pick up your walk bib, I Move Ribbon, and Moving Day Passport at check in.

Program & Activities

To begin the walk, you’ll experience a powerful We Move Ceremony at 10:00 am that will unite us in our commitment to move against Parkinson’s. Every registered participant will get an I Move Ribbon representing your connection to Parkinson’s disease. You can use the ribbon during the ceremony and the We Move Exercises on the Moving Day Stage.

There will be fun for the whole family! We will celebrate with music, crafts and games for kids. Move exercise demonstrations (subject to change):

  • Zumba hosted by Vondria
  • Rock Steady Boxing hosted Cheryl Cherian

Schedule of Events

9:00 am: Moving Day check-in & activities begin

9:30 – 10:00 am: We Move exercise demos at the Moving Day Stage

10:00 am: We Move Ceremony, followed by Walk

Location & Parking

Moving Day DC will take place at JFK Hockey Field next to the Reflecting Pool located at 1964  Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 200227. Public Transportation is the best option for reaching National Mall and Memorial Park sites easily. Parking is available along Ohio Drive, SW between the Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Memorials. Handicap parking located on Daniel French Dr. & on South side of Lincoln Memorial. Best drop-off point is Lincoln Memorial Circle. Parking around the Lincoln Memorial is extremely limited. *Parking meters are restricted to three hours maximum. It is suggested that Carpooling and Metro Transit strongly encouraged. The closest Metro station is Foggy Bottom (Blue-Orange-Silver). There is only one exit at Foggy Bottom on 23rd Street. From the metro, make an immediate right turn onto 23rd Street, and follow down to the memorial.  PLEASE BE SURE YOU LEAVE AMPLE TIME FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. Our site is about a 15-20-minute walk depending on your speed from the Metro station.

*If you will be driving, it is very important you follow instructions on parking signs and meters* Please download the Park Mobile app on your device prior to the event for opportunity to pay and extend parking time.

Click here for the site map.

Walk Route

The Moving Day walk is for participants of all ages and all abilities. There is a 1-mile option and a 2-mile option, all paved and flat. Wheelchairs and walkers are welcome on the route.

Health & Safety

Our priority is the safety of all participants, volunteers, sponsors, vendors and staff. First aid will be available at the First Aid tent.


Restrooms will be available onsite, in close proximity to our event area.


Bottled water will be available onsite.


Well-behaved, leashed dogs are permitted in the park and along the walk route. Bonus points if you dress your pet in our Parkinson’s Foundation teal color!


You can drop off cash and check donations at the Registration Tent. If you prefer to make a credit card donation, please do so on the Moving Day website or the Parkinson’s Moving Day app before Moving Day. If you want check donations to appear in your fundraising total sooner, use the mobile check deposit feature in the Parkinson’s Moving Day app or mail them to the address below.

Parkinson’s Foundation Mid-Atlantic Chapter
ATTN: Moving Day DC
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131

Please include a note with the name of the person that we should credit the donation to.

Moving Day Rewards

All registered participants that raise $100 or more will receive an exclusive Moving Day T-shirt. Click here to learn more about additional Moving Day Rewards. T-Shirts and rewards will be available for pick up day of the event at the Rewards Tent except for the All Star Mover crew neck which will be redeemed and shipped post event to qualifying participants.

To learn more about Parkinson’s resources in your area, please visit our website at

If you have any questions about Moving Day, are interested in sponsorship opportunities or would like information about our chapter, please contact us below:

Dawn Lewis | ph: 410-849-6114 |

Mailing address:

ATTN: Moving Day DC / Dawn Lewis
Parkinson’s Foundation Mid Atlantic
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131

Moving Day has raised nearly $40 million and brought more than 173,000 participants together.