News - 7th January 2020

Thanks for giving your best!

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Once again, parkrunners have proven they are the best!


We want to say a huge THANK YOU for your support of our Give It Your Best campaign.


We asked you to convert your best parkrun finish time into a donation for dementia research and we are delighted to announce that you raised over £33,000.


After a year of amazing progress in dementia research, your support gives us a great head start for 2020 as we aim to make life-changing breakthroughs for people with dementia.


Shepton Mallett parkrunners Tracey and Paul Seymour shared their story to support this year’s campaign. Paul, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease five years ago, finds taking part in parkrun hugely beneficial.


Tracey said: “We are so proud of the parkrun community for getting behind the Give It Your Best campaign.


“We love parkrun and love that parkrunners do so much to support dementia research through the partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK.


“It means so much that you are helping give hope that in the future other people won’t have to go through what we are going through.”


If you haven’t turned your minutes and seconds into pounds and pence for a donation to the official charity partner of parkrun UK, there’s still time to join in. Go to


You’ll have the option to donate your best time, halve or double your donation or choose your own amount.


If you found taking part in the Give It Your Best campaign inspiring, you can find out about some of the other ways you can help support dementia research here.

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