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Read more › News - 20th July 2017

Congratulations on another record-breaking year

We’d like to congratulate all our Virgin Money London Marathon runners for another record-breaking year! Together, all 240 runners, including ballot runners who chose to fundraise for us, raised £483,000!   The money will go towards vital dementia research across the country. This week is the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2017, the biggest annual meeting…

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Read more › News - 12th July 2017

11 parkruns, one day

A group of parkrunners have smashed a goal to run 11 parkruns in just one day! The group of five – Scott Clarke, Paul Bliss, Chris Poole, Dave Llewellyn and Steve Grout – describe themselves as ‘mad keen parkrunners’ and came together through a shared love of parkrun touring.   Between them the group, who…

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Read more › News - 3rd July 2017

A huge thank you!

We are delighted to announce that our virtual running campaign Running Down Dementia has received a prestigious award, and we want to thank you, #TeamARUKparkrun, for making the campaign such a success!   We are celebrating this week as our joint campaign, Running Down Dementia, received a sought-after Institute of Fundraising award for ‘best use…

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Read more › News - 25th June 2017

Could you be a dementia volunteer?

Want to help us defeat dementia but not sure how? Whether you have a loved one living with the condition or just want to help us in the fightback against dementia there is plenty you can do.   One of our supporters, Emdad Rahman, has shown how easy it is to spread the word and…

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Read more › News - 20th June 2017

Do you shop in Sainsbury’s?

Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Harry Gardner is calling on parkrunners to vote for Alzheimer’s Research UK to become the charity of the year at their local Sainsbury’s store, in honour of his grandmother.   The 17-year-old pulled on the heartstrings of the nation when he performed his song Not Alone about his nan, Maureen. He…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2017

Dynamic Duo

If you love running with your kids, meet the dynamic mother-daughter duo Rachel and Zara Bishop.   At just nine years-old, Zara has taken on what most adults see as a huge challenge, by choosing to run 100k over the summer as part of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s virtual fundraising campaign, Running Down Dementia. She has…

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Read more › News - 7th June 2017

Family time

Would you like to get your whole family fitter, healthier, spending more time together, all while raising money for a fantastic cause?   If so, why not sign the whole family up to Running Down Dementia for Alzheimer’s Research UK?   We’d like to show parkrunners the inspiring video of Team Parkin, a family from…

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Read more › News - 28th May 2017

A message from Andy Morris, a parkrun Champion for Dementia

As a parkrun Champion for Dementia (volunteer) I work with a small team with an objective to make parkrun more accessible to people living with dementia, their families and carers. I got involved with this initiative because of my own experience of dementia.   There are three pictures in this post. On the left is…

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Read more › News - 22nd May 2017

Don’t miss out!

Here at ARUK we would like to say a huge congratulations to Hazlehead parkrun who are storming ahead on the Running Down Dementia team leaderboard!   At more than £750, this Scottish parkrun has raised nearly twice as much as any other team so far. They’ve also clocked up the most kilometres with over 1,000k…

Read more › News - 19th May 2017

Show dementia the power of parkrunners

We are thrilled to be able to unveil to you all Running Down Dementia (RDD) 2017! The new website has landed and we can’t wait for all parkrunners to see its new look.   We are thrilled to be able to unveil to you all Running Down Dementia (RDD) 2017! The new website has landed and we…

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