Tag: Athletic Events

Our hero this week is Andrew, who recently ran in the Gold Coast Half Marathon for Shake It Up. Andrew had a great time at the event, finishing the ha...
Father-son duo Brian and Mark Upton are no strangers to a challenge. They raced and run in some iconic triathlon events, including multiple Iron Man c...
Our fundraising hero this week is Brodie, who ran a half marathon in the Brisbane Marathon Festival and raised $2,020 for Shake It Up to further Parki...
Our hero this week is Lucy, who was planning to run the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon recently. When the event was cancelled due to the Sydney C...
Our hero this week is Alistair, who took on the mighty challenge of  the Brisbane Half Marathon for Parkinson’s. Alistair is inspired by his Da...
Our heroes this week are Kerrie, Melissa and Nathan who ran the Virtual Melbourne Half Marathon together to speed up a cure for Parkinson’s.  T...
A couple of weeks ago we brought you our top do-it-yourself fundraisers of 2019. This week, we’re celebrating our top fun run and charity challenge ...
Inspired by her Dad and creating a better future for those with Parkinson’s, our hero this week Rowena set out to complete 100km of running during t...
Our heroes this week are our fearless fundraisers running the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival this weekend! They’ve been training for months now ...
Running season is not far off with events like Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, City2Surf and Westpac City-Bay Run just around the corner. We spoke...
As winter approaches, training has begun for fun run season. Half marathons, marathons and running festivals, become popular in Spring so in preparati...
Andrew “Pegs” Pengelly is an inspiring story of courage in the face of adversity. After learning of his diagnosis in his early fifties, Andrew set...
Inspired by the impact of Parkinson’s on his mum, Tim Ashelford is running a half marathon this weekend to fundraise for Shake It Up. And he’s got...
Motivated by her father’s Parkinson’s diagnosis, Christy is embarking on a huge 1,300km bike ride along the East Coast of Australia, all the way f...
Parkinson’s is very misunderstood in the broader community and so often people with Parkinson’s suffer in hiding, afraid to let others know about ...
If you’re looking for a challenge, the so called ‘World’s toughest half Marathon’, Point to Pinnacle in Hobart would certainly fit the bill! T...
Saf’s story is a heart-warming example of finding the positivity in supporting a family member with Parkinson’s. Saf worked hard to complete the 5...
For Grace, a seasoned obstacle racing competitor, Tough Mudder was about more than getting muddy and jumping over incredible obstacles. The race becam...
Fun runs and physical challenges are a great way to get your friends and family talking about Parkinson’s and donating towards a cure. There are so ...
Our hero this week is Jodi who took on a half marathon to honour her Mum who lives with Parkinson’s.  Jodi felt she could pay respect to the incred...
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival took to the streets of Sydney last weekend, with many choosing to fundraise for causes close to their heart. Shake ...
Our hero this week is Morgan who is taking on the half marathon in the Sydney Running Festival. Morgan’s Mum suffers from Multi Systems Atrophy (MSA...
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is just around the corner. We spoke to one of our top fundraisers, Lucas about what a cure for Parkinson’s means ...
Michael decided to go public with his Parkinson’s diagnosis by running for Parkinson’s.   Michael was just 44 when he was diagnosed and has neve...
After previously competing in 10 ocean water swims the team vowed never to do it again.  That all changed the day their mate and team member Chris Wi...
We are grateful for the amazing support from Fugen Constructions. Last Sunday the company encouraged its employees and family members to get involved ...
Our hero this week is Bridget who is running in the Melbourne Marathon Festival on Sunday to support Shake It Up and raise funds for Parkinson’s res...
Our hero this week is Caroline who has multiple family members living with Parkinson’s.   Whilst she loves to push herself physically, taking part ...
Our hero this week is Jani who decided to put herself out of her comfort zone by competing in Run Melbourne. Having seen the impact on her Dad who liv...
Our heroes this week are sisters Sarah and Anj who are taking on the Chicago Marathon in memory of their Grandfather. Whilst they were only 10 and 12 ...
Three friends Alec, Sam & Gus had never considered themselves half marathon runners but having been closely affected by a family member with Parki...
Our heroes this week are Claire and Elizabeth who are about to embark on an adventure challenge in China to raise funds for Parkinson’s after Claire...
Our Shake It Up Hero this week is Liz who, together with her husband Bradden, is raising funds and awareness for Parkinson’s research and getting f...
This week we are pleased to showcase ‘The Shake Breakers’ as our Shake It Up Heroes! This group of four Queenslanders have come together and set ...
This week our Shake It Up Hero is Lillace Kenta. Lillace ran in the City2Surf raising over $3700 for Shake It Up! Read about what inspires her to rais...
This week our Shake It Up Hero is Todd Buttsworth. Todd was challenged by his mates to do what they thought was impossible, run a marathon. Read what ...
This week’s Shake It Up hero is Matt Cannon. Whether it is committing as a regular giver or getting involved in the Blackmores Running Festival and ...
This week our Shake It Up Hero is Victor Shalala. Victor competed in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Half-Marathon and with the help of his loc...
On Sunday 22nd September a team of over 100 participants and 30 volunteers took part in yet another successful instalment of the Blackmores Sydney Run...
Our Shake It Up hero this week is Kate Willcox.    Kate stepped up to get involved after her mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.   Kate has ...
After completing a 224km run around Port Phillip Bay and raising  $10,000 in the process our very deserving hero this week is Shane Hutton. What driv...
Gary Au-Yeung and his wife Ana are our Shake It Up Heroes this week. Gary’s advice – “Choose to be positive and appreciate what you have. Its am...
LEAGUE legend Andrew Johns is already anticipating the after-effects the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival will have on his 39-year old body, but he ...
Media personalities and  Rugby League legends, Andrew “Joey’ Johns and Brad “Freddy” Fittler, along with Rugby Union’s Lachlan Turner are t...

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