Will you run … or walk … the Brussels 20km this spring
in support of Parkinson’s disease research?

We would love you and your friends to join us!


When Parkinson’s disease makes your body shake uncontrollably and then freeze unexpectedly, walking … let alone running … becomes a dangerous endurance ‘sport’! But Patrick Demoucelle and many other Parkinson’s patients are determined to cross the finish line of the Brussels 20k on May 29th to help fund a cure for this debilitating condition affecting 40,000 people in Belgium.

Everyone is welcome to join! Will you?

As part of the ‘Run for Parkinson’ team – which is one of the biggest groups at the event and in past years has numbered as many as 400 runners – you’ll help to support vital medical research with your fundraising efforts and we’ll help you to achieve your own personal goal.

In addition to our fabulous ‘Run for Parkinson’ t-shirt, you’ll benefit from:

  • training tips from our running coach;
  • an open invitation to join  a pre-event long run;
  • an easy-to-use, personal online fundraising page that you can customise to raise awareness among your family, friends and colleagues
  • a convenient place next to the start line to safely leave your belongings;
  • a guided pre-run warm-up routine;
  • the support and encouragement of your team mates and our volunteers;
  • healthy snacks and drinks before and after the run;
  • an even greater sense of accomplishment and pride.

It is quick and easy to join the ‘Run for Parkinson’ team!  When registrations open (late January 2022), fill in the short registration form and pay 50 euros and then set up and share your personal fundraising page. Done! In the meantime, why not encourage your friends and colleagues to join in too! The more the better!

*** COVID 19: Please note that if this event has to be cancelled due to the coronavirus, you will be given the option to have your registration fee reimbursed or to donate it to the charity.


The first ‘Run for Parkinson’ was in 2015. Patrick Demoucelle had been living with Parkinson’s disease for 10 years by then and decided to challenge himself and improve his overall health by running the Brussels 20k and thereby raise funds to support finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

240 people ran with him that year, and he inspired many organizations and companies to sponsor and support the cause.  Since then, a ‘Run for Parkinson’ team has taken part every year (except 2020), with other Parkinson’s patients joining Patrick and bringing along their family, friends and colleagues. 

In 2019, the team was about 400 runners strong and the event raised about 100.000 euros all of which has gone towards important medical research.

Covid-19 caused the 2020 Brussels 20k event to be cancelled, but in 2021 we were all the more delighted to be able to re-connect with friends (old and new) to once again participate in Run for Parkinson. That was the first year that a walk component was added by the official 20k organisers. A great addition! To see a short video of last year’s ‘Run, or Walk, for Parkinson’, please click here

You are a COMPANY

  • Get high visibility by sponsoring the event (logo on website, t-shirts, flags, …)
  • Promote a positive corporate spirit by encouraging employees to enrol as a team.
  • ‘Walk (or run) the talk’ on corporate responsibility
  • Make a real difference in the lives of patients and their families

You are an individual RUNNER

  • Feel part of a team as one of 200+ runners of the Demoucelle Parkinson Charity
  • Push your personal limits
  • Raise funds to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease
  • Make your Brussels 20k experience even more memorable

Sponsors More information coming soon. If your company would like to sponsor 'Run, or Walk, for Parkinson', please do contact info@demoucelle.com. Thank you.

Projects supported

Projects are chosen in collaboration with the experts of the Michael J. Fox Foundation.  For more information, please click here

Some photos of 2019 View all the pictures