Walk for Parkinson’s – Oxford is taking place on Sunday 25 October.
There are three different length routes: 1.3 miles, 4 miles or 8 miles and the routes pass many of Oxford’s famous sights, from the University Botanic Garden to the Radcliffe Camera and Britain’s oldest museum, the Ashmolean, before coming back along the river.
All the routes start and finish from Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road in Oxford and parking is available. Entry fee is £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s and you can sign up by visiting parkinsons.org.uk/walkoxford or downloading and filling in this registration form.
All the money raised from the Oxford Walk will go towards funding the TRAPping Parkinson’s project at the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre (OPDC) which is looking at why some brain cells die whilst others survive. Researchers are using the latest gene-based technologies to study the dopamine producing nerve cells and the results of this research will improve our understanding of the early changes that happen in Parkinson’s and potentially identify new genes involved in the condition.