athletic events

Ben runsa a half marathon for Parkinson's

Ben Runs a Half Marathon for Parkinson’s

Friday, 5 July 2019

As winter approaches, training has begun for fun run season. Half marathons, marathons and running festivals, become popular in Spring so in preparation, we spoke to Ben who ran in the Weston Creek Half Marathon earlier this year about what…

Andrew Pengelly Runs 300km

The Source to Salt – Six Marathons in Six Days

Friday, 7 June 2019

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 about constructing a new vision for his life. Part of that vision was a plan…

Sisters run for Parkinson's

Sisters Run for Parkinson’s

Friday, 14 December 2018

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 their diagnosis. Finding ways to support someone with Parkinson’s can be difficult but 3 sisters, Bridie, Maddie…

Grace takes on the Tough Mudder for Parkinson's

Our Hero Grace take on the Tough Mudder for Parkinson’s

Thursday, 1 November 2018

For Grace, a seasoned obstacle racing competitor, Tough Mudder was about more than getting muddy and jumping over incredible obstacles. The race became a metaphor for overcoming the obstacles in life. In the coming years Grace’s dad and her family…

Lloyd runs for Shake It Up in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

Lloyd Runs a Marathon to Honour his Dad

Friday, 28 September 2018

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival took to the streets of Sydney last weekend, with many choosing to fundraise for causes close to their heart. Shake It Up had a small team of enthusiastic and generous runners take part, including Lloyd who…

Morgan Runs a Half Marathon for her Mum

Friday, 14 September 2018

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) which has a lot of similarities to Parkinson’s.     There’s no doubt the training…

Alec and Megan Swim for Parkinson’s

Friday, 23 February 2018

This weekend our heroes Alec and Megan are swimming 19.7km in one of Western Australia’s iconic events, the Rottnest Channel Swim. Seeing the impact that Parkinson’s has had on their Pop inspired them to get involved and fundraise for research.  The thought…

McAllister Family Shake It Up for Parkinson's

Our Heroes the McAllister Family Shake It Up for Parkinson’s

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Our heroes this week are the McAllister family who rallied behind their Father Bruce McAllister who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s just over two weeks ago. They wasted no time getting involved and turned their Dad’s diagnosis into doing something positive…

Run for Parkinson's

Walk or Run for a Parkinson’s Cure

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Since shake It Up was founded a huge amount of our support has come from supporters choosing to participate in athletic events around the country and asking family and friends to sponsor them. To this day, this revenue steam is…