Helpful Links

Iowa Chapter of APDA
IMT Des Moines Marathon
YMCA Healthy Living Center
Delay the Disease

Training Schedules

Walking Information
Beginning Walking Program
3 Month Training Schedule
4 Month Training Schedule

Team Information

PD Walkers Story
PD Walkers Info

Team Members

Roger Norgren completes Iron Butt Ride for Parkinson's!! Click here for picture and information.

Past Events and Results

2009 Des Moines
2010 Des Moines with pictures
2010 Minneapolis

10th Annual PD Walkers at the Des Moines Marathon
– Sunday, October 15, 2017

What is PD Walkers?

Registration information will be announced soon.

PD Walkers is a group that is committed to raising funds for the IA Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association. The PD Walkers Team has participated in the Des Moines Marathon since 2008, has had over 500 people participate and raised over $115,000 to help the APDA in their mission to Ease the Burden to Find a Cure for PD.

The goals of the PD Walkers Team is to raise awareness of Parkinson's, empower and inspire people with PD on the benefits of exercise and to ultimately help raise funds for PWP in the State of Iowa. The IA Chapter provides resources to help reach these goals.

The specific goal for the PD Walkers team each year is to help the Iowa Chapter fund exercise programs and train instructors to help teach exercise classes for PWP across the State of Iowa.  More and more research studies are showing that exercise can help manage PD symptoms better and in some cases may delay the progression of PD.

We also have exercise classes being offered around the state. Go to for more information on these exercise classes.

Questions about PD Walkers, please contact Brian Town at

We can't do this without you!

2016 PD Walkers

2016 PD Walkers half and full marathoners.

Team 2016

2016 PD Walkers 5Kers.