Baehr Challenge for Parkinson's Research Obstacle Course Race
The Baehr Challenge creates awareness regarding fitness as a treatment for Parkinson's Disease while funding scientific research for better treatments and a cure. On an annual basis, the Baehr Family hosts a day of fitness, education, awareness and celebration relating to the challenges and obstacles of overcoming Parkinson’s.
The Baehr Challenge includes a 5K staggered obstacle course, fitness, food, music, fun and family. Last year we were blessed to have our host, the Aviano Community, our volunteers, sponsors, participants, spectators, Rubios, Modern Margarita, Nate Nathan and the Orange Blossom Ramblers, Mick Beaman, anyone and everyone who played a part in making this event bigger, better and more fun. We look forward to another fun event this year. We appreciate your continued support.
My name is Brian Baehr. I’m 52 and I have Parkinson’s disease. In 2007, at the age of 47, I noticed a slight hand tremor and began to struggle with my hand writing. As I would write, my large, all-capital letters began to shrink leaving the last few words of each sentence illegible.
When my dad was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2007, it was a huge blow for our family. See, he has always been the cool-headed anchor of our family, the calm voice of reason, and the center of physical and emotional strength.