Where does the money raised go?

Funds raised will go towards vital research and to ensure that the Parkinson’s NSW can continue to provide services to those affected by Parkinson’s. To learn more about Parkinson’s NSW and what we do head on over to the About Parkinson’s NSW page.

Can I register on the day?

Yes, you can register on the day in Sydney or Wollongong but we highly recommend you register online before the event, so you are entitled to the fundraising incentives. Online registration close Thursday 23rd August 2018 12 noon.

Is my registration tax deductible?

Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible, but your registration is not tax deductible.

Can I transfer my registration fee or obtain a refund?

Registration fees are non-refundable. If you can’t make it on the day think of your registration fee as a donation. But we hope you do make it!

Who can participate in the event?

All ages and abilities can participate including your dogs. We encourage you to ask all your friends, family, work mates and your entire neighbourhood to get involved.

The Sydney walking route is fit for prams, walkers and wheelchair users. Parts of the Wollongong walking route will be on grass and may be more difficult to push a pram or use a wheelchair.

Can I buy food & drink?

In Sydney there will be several food stores available on the day along with a coffee van. In Wollongong there will a coffee van and a good old-fashioned sausage sizzle after the event There are also a number of cafes in the Wollongong area that you can purchase food and drinks from.

All our food stalls will be donating some of their profits made on the day so make sure you’re hungry.

Will there be first aid on the day?

Yes we will have professional first aiders at the Sydney and Wollongong event. Contact a staff member or volunteer if you need help. In an emergency always call 000.

Can I bring my dog?  

Yes! All dogs are part of the Unity Walk family. They even get a special little gift on their arrival. Make sure you register you dog online or on the day. Please ensure they are on a leash. Please ensure you bring bag to pick up their waste.

How do I get my free t-shirt?

Individuals who fundraise over $50 will receive a free Unity Walk in the Park 2018 T-shirt.

To be eligible for the free T-shirt you must raise $50 online before Thursday 23rd August 2018 12:00 noon AEST. Sizes may be limited. Maximum one T-shirt per person. Limited stock available.

Sydney & Wollongong participants can collect their t-shirts on the day.

T-shirt for Virtual walkers will be posted out on the 13th August 2018 through regular mail via Australia post. Virtual walk participants who become eligible for the free t-shirt between the 13th August 2018 and the 23rd August 2018 will still be sent their t-shirt however Parkinson’s NSW cannot be held responsible for lost or late post.

Alternatively, you can buy one from the merchandise tent or pre-order online. Limited stock.

I’d like a refund on the t-shirt I’ve paid for as I’ve now fundraised enough to get a free one, is this possible?

Unfortunately, there are no refunds on pre-purchased t-shirts. Although you can exchange your t-shirt for a different size depending on availability on the day. Think of it as a donation to Parkinson’s NSW if you can’t exchange it for a different size or give one to a friend!

How do I Join/Create an online fundraising team?

During the online registration process, you will be asked if you would like to create a team or join a team. Follow the on-screen instruction for either option. If you want to join a team, make sure you know the name of the team you would like to join.
Once you have created your individual profile page on Everyday Hero you will see your team on the right-hand side of the screen. Click on the visit team link to be taken to your team page and invite more people to join.
If you require further assistance, please call the Everyday Hero support line on 1300 798 768

Do I have to be at the event if I win the $200 challenge raffle draw?

No, we will draw the raffle on the event day in Sydney and will contact you within 7 days if you’re the lucky winner.

Can I leave my bag somewhere safe whilst I walk?

In Sydney we will have a bag drop marquee available for participants and volunteers. We suggest that you don’t bring anything valuable and make sure you keep an eye on your belongs.

What should I bring on the day?

Please bring your own water bottle. We will not be selling one use water bottles on the day to lessen the impact we have on the environment. Alternatively, you can purchase the brand-new Parkinson’s NSW water bottle when you arrive from the merchandise tent.

Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, a warm jacket if the weather looks cold a picnic blanket to chill out on after the walk. Most importantly bring your friends, family and your neighbours.


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