A massive thank you to all of you who voted for us in The Running Awards. We are delighted to announce: WE WON!
Having taken bronze last year and silver the year before, Alzheimer’s Research UK struck gold in the Large Charity category for the first time at the ceremony last month.
We’ve had an amazing year with the 2018 edition of Running Down Dementia raising a record-breaking £350,000 and the incredible success of the Dementia Revolution campaign at the Virgin Money London Marathon. And this victory is the icing on the cake!
Our partnership with parkrun played a big role in our awards victory. Since we joined forces in January 2015, you’ve been incredible supporters through raising funds for vital research, helping us to raise awareness of dementia and promoting exercise as a way of reducing the risk of developing the condition.
We’re so proud of the support we give to runners who take on races and challenges for us. And if you’ve joined #TeamARUK we hope you felt proud supporting us and wearing our orange tops.
Meanwhile, this year’s edition of Running Down Dementia is in full swing. We’re a month into the campaign and we already have around 2,000 people taking on the challenge to run 100km (Pioneer), 300km (Epic) or their own choice of distance (Maverick) by August 31.
They’ve so far raised more than £75,000 and have soared past the 100,000km mark.
If you haven’t yet joined the campaign, there’s still plenty of time to sign up. Go to www.runningdowndementia.org
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