Join walkers Bill Bucklew and John McPhee in an epic challenge to help raise awareness and funds for the 1.1 million people living with Parkinson’s in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The Mission

Walkers and friends Bill Bucklew from the United States and John McPhee from the United Kingdom have joined up to take on a 670-mile (or 1.1 million metres) epic walk from John o’Groats to London, all to raise awareness and funds for the 1.1 million people living with Parkinson’s across the US and the UK.

They’ll set off on Tuesday 14 September, and must walk an average of 40 miles each day until they reach London. Bill is topping the challenge off in style by running the world-famous London Marathon on Sunday 3 October.

You can join them and walk as little or as much as you can; every step you take will raise vital awareness and funds for Parkinson’s.

The Long Walk for Parkinson’s is a first of its kind of collaboration, whose mission is to help people living with Parkinson’s to live their best life possible, while we all work together to find a cure.

The Plan

  • Walk 40 miles a day
  • 17 days back-to-back
  • John o’Groats to London
  • Finish by running the London Marathon
  • Complete 670 miles, or 1.1 million metres for the 1.1 million people living with Parkinson’s in the US and the UK
  • Raise $1.1 million for Parkinson’s charities in the US and the UK
  • Be joined by walkers across the UK and make friends along the way

How to join in

You can join Bill and John at any point on the route and walk with the team in your local area. Find out where they’ll be on each day by visiting The Long Walk for Parkinson’s website here.

More information

If you have any questions about joining the route, timings on any of the walking days or how to sponsor or donate to the team, please contact leanne@cureparkinsons.org.uk or call 0207 487 3892.

Details

Date
Tuesday 14 September – Sunday 3 October
Cost
Free

Join the walk

Find out if the walk passes your local area and where to join Bill and John on the route

Email Leanne