News - 7th June 2017
Team Parkin

Would you like to get your whole family fitter, healthier, spending more time together, all while raising money for a fantastic cause?

 

If so, why not sign the whole family up to Running Down Dementia for Alzheimer’s Research UK?

 

We’d like to show parkrunners the inspiring video of Team Parkin, a family from Warwickshire who joined forces last year to complete Running Down Dementia.

 

Young sisters Amelia and Tessa Parkin, aged 11 and eight, and their mum Emma and dad Dave, formed their own team to finish Running Down Dementia as a joint effort over the summer. Amelia and Tessa’s grandma, Rosie, is living with dementia, and the pair were immediately drawn to the challenge to try and make a difference in the fight against dementia.

 

The siblings split the 100km between them, with the kilometres being clocked up while at their local parkrun, around their home near Stratford-upon-Avon and even in Iceland on a family trip!

 

The girls were even more honoured to receive sought-after Blue Peter badges for their efforts.

 

Click here to see their inspiring video, along with some of our other runners.

 

If you’d like to get involved, sign up to Running Down Dementia at www.runningdowndementia.org

Share this with friends:

Join the discussion:

Sweaty-Selfie-Carina-Drake-New (002)

Sweaty Selfie competition

You’ve just completed a run and are a tired and sweaty mess – what better time to take a picture of yourself!   To reward our relentless Running Down Dementia runners for clocking up 100k in the rain, wind and, of course, occasional spells of sunshine, Alzheimer’s Research UK is offering them the chance to…

Llanelli Coast parkrun_tail_4914_900x416

Join #teamparkrun this weekend!

After visiting Llanelli Coast parkrun two weeks ago, we’re excited to say that we at Intersport will be getting out to a few parkruns this weekend! It will be a brilliant day of mass participation running across the country to mark the end of the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London.    We think the…