The Jim Del Mauro Rosemary Run for Parkinson's Research is Oct 12

September 14, 2013 by Teresa Lischka

Join the race to find a cure for Parkinson's disease by running or sponsoring The 2013 Jim Del Mauro Rosemary Run coming up this Fall on October 12. Since 2004, Jim's 5k run through beautiful Rosemary Beach, Florida has been a community event for the whole family, raising thousands for Parkinson's Disease research.

The Run takes place in Rosemary Beach every October, the most beautiful time of year in South Walton, Florida. Since the inaugural run, over $100,000 has been raised for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research. Come out on Saturday, October 12 with your family and friends bright and early to East Long Green and run or walk through the picturesque town of Rosemary Beach. 

Adults $35 advance, $40 Race day 
Students $20 advance, $25 Race day 
Fee includes t-shirt. R

It's not just a run, it is a 'Race for a Reason'... to help find a cure for Parkinson's. Register online at For more information, email 

Jim's Story

Jim Del Mauro has always been a fighter – rallying people over the years to accomplish great things against the odds. In 1999, a Parkinson’s diagnosis presented Jim with the biggest fight of his life. This wasn’t his first experience with Parkinson’s. Jim had watched it rob his father’s vitality as a virtuoso jazz musician and family man. He knew what he was up against.

It was in that moment of resolve when Jim made a promise to himself and to his family: he’d face the disease every day with a positive attitude. He’d raise money for research and be an advocate for those afflicted. Jim’s life would be an example of living life with Parkinson’s – no matter what.

Jim has been an avid runner throughout his life. He’s relied on exercise to combat the progression of his symptoms. Since diagnosed he’s run, biked, climbed mountains – even taken on the rapids of the Rio Grande Gorge.

In 2004, The Rosemary Beach community joined Jim’s fund raising efforts by creating an annual 5k race. To date, The Jim Del Mauro Rosemary Run has raised over $100,000 for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research.


Rosemary Beach, Florida is a unique and picturesque beach town that brings an island  charm and style to the eastern end of South Walton. One of a handful of New Urban towns on Scenic 30A, it’s a place that’s meant to be experienced on foot or by bike. Its narrow streets and paths are begging to be explored.

Established in 1995, it’s name comes from the local Rosemary plants which grow among the sand dunes and along the trails in SoWal. Like the plant, Rosemary Beach has stand-out beauty, yet fits perfectly into the diverse South Walton community.


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A Birmingham native, Teresa could never get enough of the beach so she moved to SoWal as soon as she could. She loves sharing all things SoWal with the world.

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