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Read more › News - 15th May 2018

Paul’s parkrun tour of Northern Ireland

Fancy a parkrun challenge with a difference? Paul Clarke’s inspirational story will have you packing your apricot t-shirt and heading off on your own parkrun tour.   Paul completed Running Down Dementia in 2016 and ran the Belfast City Marathon last year, raising money for dementia research in memory of his dad. But this year…

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Read more › News - 11th April 2018

Lace up, raise £100, defeat dementia

Have you signed up for Running Down Dementia yet? Hundreds of you are already striking a blow against dementia by challenging yourself to run 100k before August 31 and raise £100 for pioneering research.   If you need some extra inspiration, check out parkrunner Cheryl Herrieven’s story. We filmed the mum-of-two at Catton parkrun in…

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Read more › News - 5th April 2018

Run 100km, raise £100 – are you up for the challenge?

The Easter break is nearly over, the snow has melted and summer is on its way – which means Running Down Dementia is back!   This is your chance to challenge yourself: pledge to run or walk 100k and raise £100 for dementia research and you’ll join the thousands of parkrunners around the country coming…

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Read more › News - 15th August 2017

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…

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Read more › News - 20th July 2017

Congratulations on another record-breaking year

We’d like to congratulate all our Virgin Money London Marathon runners for another record-breaking year! Together, all 240 runners, including ballot runners who chose to fundraise for us, raised £483,000!   The money will go towards vital dementia research across the country. This week is the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2017, the biggest annual meeting…

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Read more › News - 7th June 2017

Family time

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…

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Read more › News - 22nd May 2017

Don’t miss out!

Here at ARUK we would like to say a huge congratulations to Hazlehead parkrun who are storming ahead on the Running Down Dementia team leaderboard!   At more than £750, this Scottish parkrun has raised nearly twice as much as any other team so far. They’ve also clocked up the most kilometres with over 1,000k…

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Read more › News - 19th May 2017

Show dementia the power of parkrunners

We are thrilled to be able to unveil to you all Running Down Dementia (RDD) 2017! The new website has landed and we can’t wait for all parkrunners to see its new look.   We are thrilled to be able to unveil to you all Running Down Dementia (RDD) 2017! The new website has landed and we…

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Read more › News - 4th April 2017

New challenge, new look

Alzheimer’s Research UK is proud to unveil its new Running Down Dementia (RDD) logo.  The virtual fundraising initiative has a fresh new look, and 2017 t-shirts are already on their way ready for the first runners crossing the finish line – this year we are delighted to announce that people who raise £200 will get…

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Read more › News - 31st October 2016

The end of Running Down Dementia 2016

At Alzheimer’s Research UK we want to say an enormous THANK YOU to everyone who has taken part in Running Down Dementia. You’ve raised more than £215,000! Thanks to you, vital dementia research projects have been funded and are now underway in London and Norwich.   Dr Josephine Barnes at University College London is studying…