Read more › News - 24th March 2020

Stay active with Running Down Dementia

At Alzheimer’s Research UK we stand with parkrunners at this difficult time. Just as parkrun’s mission of a healthier, happier planet remains as strong as ever during the ongoing Covid-19 situation we remain focused on our goal of making breakthroughs possible for people living with dementia.   Social distancing at this time is paramount, but…

Read more › News - 16th March 2020


If you had to describe your mum in one word, what would it be?   Mother’s Day is a time to focus on what makes our mums great. That’s why this week, we’ve launched a social media campaign called #MumsTheWord, celebrating mums. And we’d love you to get involved.   We want to celebrate all…

Read more › News - 11th March 2020

A huge International Women’s Day parkrun celebration!

In a celebration of female participation to mark International Women’s Day, #IWDparkrun welcomed an astonishing 15,000 additional women and girls at parkruns all around the world.   On Saturday 7 March 2020, we were delighted to see almost 151,000 women and girls walking, jogging or running at parkrun globally.   Our social feeds lit up…

Read more › News - 11th March 2020

Take that first step

A chance conversation with a parkrunner colleague led to Imran Khan, who is visually impaired, getting the help he needed to start his parkrun journey.    Having just celebrated his one year parkrun birthday, he tells us his story.   It was at the beginning of 2019, during a conversation with work colleagues, the fact…

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Read more › News - 11th March 2020

So inclusive so supportive

It was a special leap year parkrun for Brierley Forest as they welcomed a team from local Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for a parkrun takeover.   Consultant Rebecca Barker came up with the idea as a way to support the health and wellbeing of both staff and patients at the Trust. Here she…

Read more › News - 10th March 2020

parkrun profile: Witney

Witney parkrun in Oxfordshire launched in March 2018 and has welcomed almost 5,000 different people.   Punam Owens from Witney parkrun tells us more…     I was very inspired by the inclusiveness of parkrun, whether you walk, jog, run or volunteer and the community spirit a parkrun generates. I felt we needed one for our…

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Read more › News - 10th March 2020

Believing in myself again

Theresa Wraith parkruns as a way to manage her health and happiness following a second brain tumour diagnosis in 2016.    Now, Saturday mornings have become a time for the whole family to get together. Here’s her story.   I was initially diagnosed with a second brain tumour in 2016. After the surgery, I felt…

Read more › News - 9th March 2020

Become a Treble-maker to make breakthroughs possible

Fancy taking on a new challenge and putting your fitness to the test? Show dementia what you’re made of with The Treble Challenge.   We’re so excited to launch our new triathlon challenge. We’re challenging you to swim, cycle and run distances you’ll be proud of between April 1 and December 31 while raising money for…

Read more › News - 4th March 2020

Co-op are GRO-ing green, our new plant based range is in store now

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new plant-based brand called GRO.   We know that more of our customers are enjoying meat and dairy free meals as part of a varied diet. Whatever the motivation to choose plant-based, GRO offers something delicious for everyone with quick and tasty plant-based meals. From burgers and…

Read more › News - 4th March 2020

Double amputee Shaun takes on half marathon

This week we want to introduce you to inspirational #TeamARUK member Shaun Whiter.   Shaun had his legs amputated after a hit-and-run crash in 2016. He was injured when he was hit by a car while changing a tyre at the side of the road.   Following extensive rehabilitation, the 31-year-old has learned to run…

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