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Read more › News - 30th June 2020

Running Down Dementia: two months to go!

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…

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Read more › News - 23rd June 2020

Helping children learn about dementia

For many parents home schooling their children during these extraordinary times has been a challenge. And with schools beginning to gradually reopen, we still don’t know how long it will be until things return to something like normality.   If you are looking for some inspiration to help educate and entertain your children, our Dementia…

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Read more › News - 8th June 2020

Karen’s looking forward to resuming epic trek

You may remember Newport parkrunner Karen Penny, who had taken on an epic British and Irish coastal trek to raise money for dementia research.   Originally aiming to become the first woman to circumnavigate the entire combined coastlines (an estimated 20,000 miles) continuously, Karen was forced to curtail her journey in March when the scale…

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Read more › News - 27th May 2020

Ellie’s 5k a day mission for dementia research

We all love getting out there and doing our 5k parkrun once a week, and can’t wait to get back to it once the current social distancing restrictions are lifted. But how do you think you would fare running the same distance every day… for a year?   That’s what Alzheimer’s Research UK supporter Ellie…

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Read more › News - 28th April 2020

Virtual challenge is up and running

More than 1,000 people have already signed up for our Running Down Dementia challenge and the number continues to grow by the day.   We are so proud to see that in these extraordinary times so many people are committed to helping us in our mission to find life-changing treatments for people with dementia. And…

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Read more › News - 21st April 2020

Go Orange for the #TwoPointSixChallenge

We are very excited about the 2.6 Challenge! We are so thankful to London Marathon and their partners, including parkrun, for coming up with this brilliant campaign to help charities during this difficult time.   We’d love to see lots of parkrunners taking part in the challenge and we would be so honoured if you…

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Read more › News - 15th April 2020

Stay connected with Printed Memories

Are you missing your parkrun friends? We know meeting up with people on Saturday mornings is a huge part of the parkrun experience.   We can’t replace the joy of a post-run coffee and chat, but while we wait for it to be safe for parkruns to return, a special initiative raising money for dementia…

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Read more › News - 7th April 2020

Running alone but supporting dementia research together

As well as the suspension of all parkruns at the moment, the COVID-19 situation has seen all organised races cancelled or postponed.   It has been hard for our supporters who have put so much effort into their training to have to miss out or change their plans and face a long wait to line…

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Read more › News - 30th March 2020

How the dementia research field is adapting to COVID-19

It hardly needs to be said that the whole country is going through a very challenging time as we take steps to limit the impact of the coronavirus. Almost every walk of life will have been impacted by the outbreak and our thoughts are with all of those affected.   People with dementia are likely…

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Read more › News - 16th March 2020

#MumsTheWord

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…

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