Alzheimer’s Research UK’s annual virtual running challenge, Running Down Dementia, is going strong with two months left to… run.
From 1 April until 31 August the challenge is to walk, jog or run 100k, 300k or a distance of your choice, while helping to raise funds for dementia research – funding that is even more vital in these difficult times.
Participants of all fitness and ability levels take part every year, running, walking or jogging their chosen distance either alone or as part of a team (the competition to top the leaderboards can get fierce!)
This year there are more than two thousand people taking part so far – and it’s not to late to join in. Sign up here, for a great way to keep running and stay motivated while we wait for parkrun to return. And with over £170,000 raised already for Alzheimer’s Research UK, you can join in and help us and our scientists to make breakthroughs possible too.
And if you prefer two wheels to two legs, then the great news is that our cycling challenge – Cycling Down Dementia – has now been extended to match the dates of the running challenge. So why not sign up now and get “on your bike” for the cause?
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