Read more › News - 1st March 2023

Michael supports dementia research to mark 100th parkrun

Brockenhurst parkrunner Michael McCabe made reaching the 100 parkruns milestone even more special by raising funds for dementia research.   The grandfather-of-four chose to support parkrun’s official charity partner in honour of his wife, Susan, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2020.   Michael said: “I love running. I’ve had a life-threatening illness in…

A group of people wearing Alzheimer's Research UK tshirts are stood together on grass.
Read more › News - 23rd November 2022

Closing in on £2 million raised for dementia research

Since our friends at Alzheimer’s Research UK became our official charity partner in 2015, thousands of you have helped support pioneering dementia research and we’ve been blown away by your dedication and passion for the cause. To date, you’ve raised £1.98million!   We are so close to a big milestone – nearly £2 million for dementia research!…

Ben is running the London Marathon, wearing an Alzheimer's Research UK t shirt. He has his arms in the air and he is smiling, surrounded by other marathon runners.
Read more › News - 4th October 2022

Supporting dementia research at the London Marathon

Our friends at Alzheimer’s Research UK want to say a massive well done to everyone who completed the TCS London Marathon on Sunday.   Alzheimer’s Research UK had around 320 people completing the iconic event, including many parkrunners, as well as dozens of volunteers on the course cheering them on.   Here are a few stories of the…

Ian is wearing an Alzheimer's Research UK t-shirt, stood with eight other parkrunners around the Ormeau parkrun pop up banner in a park.
Read more › News - 13th September 2022

Ian Wilson’s parkrun challenge

Ian Wilson from Belfast Victoria parkrun has just completed a challenge to complete all the parkruns in Northern Ireland within 12 months to raise awareness and money for Alzhiemer’s Research UK. Now having just passed the £2,000 mark, here is his story.    Just over 12 months ago through volunteering and coming to know some people…

Read more › News - 26th January 2022

Peter’s ultra mission for dementia research

Ten years ago, after undergoing an operation on his knee, Peter Moralee was told by his surgeon that he would not be able to run long distances again.   But due to his determination – and his dedication to supporting dementia research – the Albert parkrunner is now running further than ever before, taking on…

Read more › News - 6th October 2021

Karen completes 10,500-mile trek

We are delighted to let you know that Newport parkrunner Karen Penny has completed her epic British and Irish coastal trek.   Karen first set out on her mission to walk the entire combined coastlines of Britain and Ireland in January 2019. Even after having to return twice home due to the COVID-19 lockdowns, Karen…

Read more › News - 15th September 2021

Join Heidi on her epic walk for dementia research

We want to introduce you to one of our littlest supporters who is doing a very big challenge to raise money for dementia research.   Six-year-old Heidi has embarked on an epic adventure, walking the equivalent distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats – that’s 603 miles or over 1.5million steps!   And she wants…

Read more › News - 16th June 2021

85,000k and counting! Running Down Dementia hits full stride

Question: Who’s run around the world twice and completed over 100 marathons to boot? Answer: All of you taking on Running Down Dementia!   More than 1,000 people have signed up for the virtual challenge and they’ve already clocked up around 85,000k. The circumference of the Earth is ‘only’ 40,075k.   More importantly, around £75,000…

Read more › News - 19th May 2021

Take the 7 lyric challenge for dementia research

What are your favourite songs on your running playlist? And what lyrics help motivate you when you are out on a run?   Alzheimer’s Research UK supporter James Allard has come up with a great idea for a social media challenge based around the song lyrics that inspire us throughout our lives.   James has…

Read more › News - 24th March 2021

Join Soudabeh and take on Running Down Dementia

Soudabeh Imanikia was inspired to become a researcher into neurodegenerative diseases by the experience of losing two grandparents and an aunt to dementia.   They also inspired her to take on the Running Down Dementia challenge last year and raise money for pioneering research like her own.   Soudabeh, who is a researcher at the…

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