Read more › News - 11th December 2019

Going the distance to support dementia research

This week we want to introduce you to an inspirational parkrunner who keeps going the extra mile to raise money for dementia research in honour of his father.   Shrewsbury parkrunner Stuart Lambie has channelled the heartbreak of seeing his father’s decline with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the frustration of being unable to support…

Read more › News - 3rd December 2019

The many ways you can help support dementia research

Volunteering is a fundamental part of the parkrun movement. And volunteers are also a vital force in our efforts to make life-changing breakthroughs possible for people with dementia.   We are so proud that parkrunners are such amazing fundraisers, shown by our recent announcement that you’ve raised over £1.5million since the launch of our partnership…

Read more › News - 25th November 2019

Will you add a gift to mine this Christmas?

With December just a few days away, your thoughts will now start turning to Christmas and what presents you’ll be giving your loved ones.   Here supporter Laura, who has inherited a rare faulty gene meaning she will develop early-onset Alzheimer’s in her 40s, explains how giving a special gift in support of groundbreaking dementia…

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Read more › News - 19th November 2019

You’ve raised £1.5million!

We’re delighted to announce that you’ve hit a big milestone – our partnership with parkrun has passed the £1.5million mark.   Since we became the official charity partner of parkrun UK in 2015, thousands of you have helped support pioneering dementia research and we’ve been blown away by your dedication and passion for our cause….

Read more › News - 6th November 2019

Andrew gives up PB chance to help runner in trouble

As a parkrunner you’ll know how satisfying it is to set a new personal best time. When you cross the finish line it’s a great feeling to know all your training has paid off.   But when #TeamARUK runner Andrew Dowling didn’t achieve his goal of a new PB at the Dublin Half Marathon he…

Read more › News - 29th October 2019

How does dementia affect everyday life?

We know that many of you have personal experience of dementia – in fact half of people in the UK know someone affected by the condition.   It’s clear from speaking to our passionate supporters, that they want to see a new life-changing treatment for dementia. Current treatments can help with symptoms for a time,…

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Read more › News - 22nd October 2019

Ride out the winter with Cycling Down Dementia

Winter is coming! But we know a bit of chilly weather won’t put you off your Saturday parkrun fix.   How about using that ice-cold determination to support a great cause?   Cycling Down Dementia is back! Ride through the winter and leave dementia out in the cold by taking on the challenge to cycle…

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Read more › News - 16th October 2019

I’m doing something legendary to help end the heartbreak of dementia

parkrunner Anna Law has seen the importance of research into dementia for herself. Her grandfather died from dementia 15 years ago, and more recently her mother has developed Alzheimer’s disease.   Here she explains why she’s supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK not only through running, but also with a gift in her Will:   My family…

Read more › News - 8th October 2019

Orange is the colour for the London Marathon

Has all your finger crossing paid off?   From this week if you’ve been successful in the Virgin Money London Marathon ballot you will receive confirmation that you’ve got a place in the world-famous race for next year.   If you’re successful, we’d love you to join #TeamARUK and run the 26.2 miles in support…

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Read more › News - 30th September 2019

Hikers help us make steps towards a cure

They came, they explored, they conquered…and they helped make breakthroughs possible!   Our inaugural ARUK Explorer event was a huge success, with 145 intrepid people taking on the 26-mile hike in the beautiful Peak District National Park.   Together they walked a total of 3,770 miles ­– that’s the equivalent of walking from London to…

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