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Moving Day® ‘How to’ Guides

Moving Day® General Info:

What is Moving Day®?
Moving Day® is an annual fundraising walk event hosted by the Parkinson’s Foundation. It is a fun and inspiring fundraising event that unites families, friends and communities both large and small in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. This celebration of movement features a family friendly walk course, a kids area, a caregivers relaxation tent and a special Movement Pavilion featuring yoga, dance, Tai Chi, Pilates, etc., all proven to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms. It is ‘A day to move, a day to move others, a day that moves YOU!’

How do I get a Moving Day® T-shirt?
All registered participants who raise $100 or more qualify to receive a Moving Day® T-shirt at the event they raised the money for. Please note a donor who gives $100 or more to a participant (other than themselves) does not qualify for a T-shirt unless they themselves are registered to walk and have $100 or more on their personal fundraising page.  

How can my company participate in or sponsor a walk?
Moving Day® offers companies the opportunity to be leaders in their local community and in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. Companies can participate in many ways including forming a team, which is a great way to bring staff together for fun and team building, or by sponsoring your local walk. Every walk offers unique sponsorship opportunities, so please Click here to find your local Moving Day contact.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?
For questions about a specific Moving Day® event, please contact your local Moving Day® Event Coordinator/Organizer.

Who do I contact for website assistance?
For questions about the website, please contact your local Moving Day® Event Coordinator/Organizer.

Moving Day® Registration:

Do I have to register to walk at Moving Day®?
Yes, every walker needs to sign a standard waiver. This can be done via online registration, by registering in person, day of, at Moving Day®, or by mailing in our printable Moving Day Registration Form (the mailing address is included on the form.)We also want to know you are walking and hope to learn more about what Moving Day means to you.

Is there a registration fee?
There is no registration fee to take part in Moving Day®. However, we ask every walker to make a personal donation and/or commit to raising funds and awareness in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.

How do I register?
To register online for a Moving Day® walk, visit our register page to find your event. You can then either select ‘Register’ next to the event you choose in the listing, or view the Moving Day map, select ‘view event page’ from the pop up above the location icon. Once on the event page select ‘Register’. There are four participation options – Join a Team, Start a New Team, Re-Create a Team or Register as an individual. Once you select your option you will be asked if you are a new or returning walker. If you are returning you will be prompted to log in to expedite your registration process. Forgot your username and password?

You will then complete the registration page and review your details. You can then choose to add another team member if you wish before completing your registration.
You can also contact your local event coordinator who can help you register, assist with your online registration or help you register a large team. Alternatively, you can either register in person at Moving Day or complete and mail in our printable Moving Day Registration Form (the mailing address is included on the form.)

Do I have to register online?
If you do not wish to register online you can either register in person at Moving Day or complete and mail in our printable Moving Day Registration Form (the mailing address is included on the form.)

How do I re-create my team from last year?
To re-create a team from last year, you must have been a member of the team in the same event last year, and log in with the username and password you used last year. Forgot your username and password? Find your local walk, click ‘Register’ and select the ‘Re-Create a Team’ option. As a returning registrant you will be prompted to log in to expedite your registration process.

How do I register additional team members online?
To register additional team members – family, friends or colleagues – you will be given an option at the end of your own registration process. You will see a ‘Register a Teammate’ button; click this button and follow the steps to add an additional walker. You can add as many team members as you like but each additional walkers registration needs to be completed, and the liability waiver accepted, one at a time.

Can I walk as an individual without joining a team?
Yes, you can take part in Moving Day®, raise funds and awareness, as an individual walker.

To register as an individual first find your local walk at www.movingdaywalk.org/events. Select ‘Learn More’ next to your event and you will be directed to the landing page for your event. Then select the ‘Register’ button at the top of your event page.

From the four registration options select ‘Register as an Individual’ and then complete the registration form. If you are a returning walker you will then be prompted to log in at the top of the registration form, which will pre-populate your registration form and expedite the process. Forgot your username and password?

** Please note after registering as an individual, if you later wish to join a team or start a team contact your local event contact and they can update your registration for you.**

Who do I contact for registration assistance?
For help with registration, please contact your local Moving Day® Event Coordinator/Organizer.

Moving Day® Teams:

How do I form a team?
Find your local walk at www.movingdaywalk.org/events, select ‘Learn More’ next to your event and you will be directed to the landing page for your event. Then select the ‘Register’ button at the top of your event page.

If you’re a new participant, select ‘Start a New Team’ and complete the registration form. You will automatically become the team captain for your team. Then, ask friends, family and coworkers to join your team and the fight against Parkinson’s disease. If you are a returning walker choose ‘Start a New Team’ or ‘Re-Create a Team’, to bring back your team from last year. You will then be prompted to log in, which will pre-populate your registration form and expedite the process. Forgot your username and password?


How do I join a team?
To join a team, first find your local walk at www.movingdaywalk.org/events. Select ‘Learn More’ next to your event and you will be directed to the landing page for your event. Then select the ‘Register’ button at the top of your event page.

From the four registration options select ‘Join a Team’ and then complete the registration form. If you are a returning walker you will then be prompted to log in at the top of the registration form, which will pre-populate your registration form and expedite the process. Forgot your username and password?

Do I have to walk as part of a team?
No, you can take part in Moving Day®, raise funds and awareness, as an individual walker.

To register as an individual first find your local walk at www.movingdaywalk.org/events. Select ‘Learn More’ next to your event and you will be directed to the landing page for your event. Then select the ‘Register’ button at the top of your event page.

From the four registration options select ‘Register as an Individual’ and then complete the registration form. If you are a returning walker you will then be prompted to log in at the top of the registration form, which will pre-populate your registration form and expedite the process. Forgot your username and password?

** Please note after registering as an individual, if you later wish to join a team or start a team contact your local event contact and they can update your registration for you.**

What responsibilities does a team captain have?
Moving Day® Teams are the core of our walks, and every team needs a Team captain to lead the fight against Parkinson’s disease. A team captain recruits family, friends and coworkers to join their team. Captains fundraise, keep their team motivated and organized and most importantly, help us raise Parkinson’s awareness. As a Team captain you will receive additional support from the Parkinson’s Foundation to assist with recruitment and fundraising efforts. Your local Moving Day® Event Coordinator/Organizer can answer any of your questions and can help you with your team.

You will also have access to a team fundraising web page and numerous tools in your Participant Center to communicate with and make your team a success. Check out our Team Captain Handbook

Who do I contact about any team questions?
For team related questions or help, please contact your local Moving Day® Event Coordinator/Organizer.

Moving Day® Fundraising Help:

How do I start fundraising?
So you are registered, what now? The first thing to do is to access your Participant Center and personalize your fundraising page. Doing this, and telling your friends and family why you are taking part in Moving Day®, helps visitors to your page understand the importance of supporting such a great cause. Secondly, communication is key to fundraising success. Access your Participant Center and send emails to your contacts, plus share your personal fundraising page via social media (Facebook, Twitter etc.) All great ways to encourage friends and family to join your team or donate to the cause. log in to your Participant CenterLog in to your Participant Center.

Did you know? Participants who personalize their fundraising page and use online tool raise six times more than those who don’t!

What is my Participant Center?
When you register for a Moving Day® walk you are automatically given access to the Participant Center, a personal online fundraising center that contains great tools to help you reach your goal! To learn more please log in to your Participant Center and visit the ‘How To’ area.

How/where do I turn in cash and check donations?
Checks and cash donations can be made on walk day at Moving Day®. Donors can mail in their gift by downloading the paper donation form available directly on the personal page of the participant you wish to support. If you are a fundraiser and wish to mail in donations before Moving Day please use the Walker Collection form available in your Participant Center, under the ‘How To’ area. Mailing address details can be found on these forms.

How do I mail in an event donation?
If you wish to make a general donation for a particular Moving Day® event by mail, that is not for an event participant, please click here.

Where does the money go?
For more information about our local programs funded through your support of Moving Day®, please click here.

What are Matching Gifts?
Did you know you could be doubling your Moving Day® donation? Many companies encourage employees to donate to their favorite charities by matching their contributions, in some cases dollar-for-dollar or more. Click here to learn more about doubling your impact in the fight against Parkinson’s disease!

What is the Fundraising Rewards Program?
You’ve already joined thousands in the commitment to spreading the word about Moving Day®, why not reward yourself and receive the benefits of our rewards program. To learn more about the Fundraising Incentive Prizes available and how to qualify please click here.

Who do I contact for fundraising help?
If you have any fundraising questions or need help, please contact your local Moving Day® Event Coordinator/Organizer.

Moving Day® Fundraising Tools:

Team Captain Handbook

How to raise $500 in 10 days

More fundraising tips

100 Ways to Put the Fun in Fundraising

Corporate Team Fundraising Guide

Who do I contact about fundraising tools?
If you need any help with fundraising tools, please contact your local Moving Day® Event Coordinator/Organizer.

Moving Day® – Common Walk Day Questions:

Are pets, strollers, bicycles and skates allowed at Moving Day®?
Moving Day® walks are held in multiple locations across the country each year and each event has their own onsite rules. For more information on the event you plan to attend, please contact your local Moving Day coordinator. For local event contact details click here.

How long is the walk route?
Each Moving Day® walk route varies in distance. For more information on the event you plan to attend, please contact your local Moving Day coordinator. For local event contact details click here.

What happens if it rains?
Moving Day® is a rain or shine event. However, a walk may be cancelled in cases of severe weather. If an event is cancelled a notice will be posted on the event website and an email sent to participants. If you have questions on the day of your walk, please contact your local Moving Day® Event Coordinator/Organizer.

Moving Day® Participant Center Help:

Who do I contact if I need help with my Participant Center?
Please contact your local Moving Day® Event Coordinator/Organizer with any questions you have about your Participant Center.

100 events in the first five years, more than 100,000 participants, and nearly $14M raised.