Last year thousands of parkrunners signed up to Running Down Dementia and we were blown away by the dedication and passion of the parkrun community – you raised over £220,000 for research!
Running Down Dementia is back this year and it’s bigger than ever! Run 100k and raise £100 this summer and you, together with thousands of runners like you, can strike a blow in the battle against dementia.
As one in three children born this year will develop a form of dementia during their lifetime, we’re powering the fightback with world-class research – but we can only do it with your help.
You’ll make a huge difference
No matter what your ability, you can pick a challenge that pushes you. Walk, jog or run, celebrate life and get some fresh air while you help power life-changing research. It’s going to be fun!
Plus we’ll send you a free Running Down Dementia t-shirt when you raise more than £200!
The power of parkrun
Complete the challenge in just 20 weeks when you do it with parkrun. Plus, select your parkrun when you sign up and you’ll see your stats alongside your fellow parkrunners!
Watch the video to find out why parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt is supporting Running Down Dementia.
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This week we want to celebrate the incredible effort of Hazlehead parkrunner John Elrick who finished top of the Running Down Dementia distance leaderboard. John clocked up 2,660km between May and the end of October – that’s further than the distance from his home in Aberdeen to Moscow! The 61-year-old was also part…