After the roaring success of last year’s wonderful International Ataxia Awareness Day Challenge, we are excited to see just what can be accomplished when our community joins forces to spread the word about ataxia. For this year's International Ataxia Awareness Day, we’re taking to London again with our annual walk - this time, it’s the ‘Ataxia UK Royal Parks Challenge’ – but we’re going one step even further and expanding beyond London!   

Preview the two routes of our Royal Parks Challenge, taking place on Sunday 23 September through the Royal Parks of London. The walk takes place two days before International Ataxia Awareness Day, and is a great opportunity to come and see some wonderful London landmarks, all whilst raising vital awareness and funds for Ataxia UK. Sign up before the 17 September below to join!

The Route

Starting at Palace Gate at 10.00am, the walk will take you through Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’s Park before finishing at the Army and Navy Club for complimentary food and drinks! We have two routes for you to choose from; our short route is approximately 3.9 miles and our longer route is 5 miles long. The routes are fully wheelchair-accessible, so anyone with ataxia can take part.

The UK-wide International Ataxia Awareness Day Challenge

If you’d like to be part of something collaborative, fun and fund-raising, then why not organise your own Challenge Walk or other event for International Ataxia Awareness Day? We will send you your very own Ataxia UK Royal Parks Challenge 2018 pack which includes t-shirts for those taking part, sponsorship forms and advice to help you make the most of the day.

We’re looking for Support Groups and Branches, families and friends to get together, pop on their colourful t-shirts and make a splash all over the UK. Taking part on the same day, tweeting, posting on Facebook or Instagram with #IAAD, #ataxia, #ataxiafractureslives and #TeamAtaxiaUK, and popping a penny in a fundraising pot can really make this day more successful than ever before.

We’ll be looking to make a collage of photos on social media of all of those who take part, so why not give it a go? Email us at [email protected] or call the office on 020 7582 1444 and ask for Rebecca or Zoe for more information on planning your own event. We hope to see you there!