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…

Read more › News - 9th June 2021

Going for Gold: Running in honour of hockey hero Imran

In 1988 Steve Batchelor set up Imran Sherwani for the third goal as the Great Britain men’s hockey team beat West Germany 3-1 to win gold at the Seoul Olympics.   The goal led to one of the most famous pieces of sports commentary in British TV history as Barry Davies delivered the iconic line…

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Read more › News - 22nd January 2021

Have I done enough today to look after my brain?

We all know that running, jogging and walking are a great way to look after your mental wellbeing and your heart, but did you know it’s a great way of looking after your physical brain health too?   Here parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt explains why he’s getting behind Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Think Brain Health campaign….

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Read more › News - 9th December 2020

Meet the 70-year-old who’s about to row across the Atlantic

This week we want to introduce you to an amazing supporter who’s about to prove you are never too old to take on a challenge.   This weekend Frank Rothwell will set off in his bid to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. The 70-year-old, from Oldham, is aiming to become the oldest person…

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Read more › News - 6th October 2020

Coast to Coast

To celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary and in support of Alzheimers Research UK, avid parkrunners Judith and Andrew Hunt decided to hike from one side of England to the other!   My husband, Andrew and I first heard about parkrun from our niece, Alexandra. She had started parkrunning at Oakwell Hall in 2015, supported by…

Read more › News - 2nd September 2019

Running Down Dementia hits the million mark

We want to say ‘thanks a million’ to the parkrun community for helping make this year’s Running Down Dementia a huge success.   You’ve helped raise more than £300,000, with donations still coming in. That takes the total raised since the campaign was first launched in 2016 to over £1million!   The vital funds will…

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Read more › News - 8th July 2019

Friends united! How fundraising for dementia research brings people together

One of the best benefits of taking on a fundraising challenge for us is the chance to join the #TeamARUK community on Facebook.   It’s a place where hundreds of Alzheimer’s Research UK supporters share training and fundraising tips and support and encourage each other to achieve their goals.   We have a Facebook group…

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Read more › News - 25th September 2018

Help us make breakthroughs possible

This week we launched our Make Breakthroughs Possible campaign with a film designed to challenge the hopelessness that still exists around dementia and highlight the potential of research to overcome the condition.   As part of the campaign, we’ve announced a pledge to commit a landmark £250m to dementia research by 2025 – an ambition…

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Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Trekking 780k with dementia

Have you had a once-in-a-lifetime trek on your wish list for a while but keep putting it off? Well, read on to find out how Olive Munro’s diagnosis of dementia spurred her on to seize the day and complete a famous European pilgrimage while raising money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.   The 67-year-old and her…

Read more › News - 12th February 2018

Sophia’s year of parkruns

Sophia Hurlo loves parkrun so much she’s set herself the challenge of running every Saturday for the whole year – even the day before she takes on the London Marathon.   The 39-year-old, who lives in Southampton, has taken on the challenge to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK in memory of her grandmother who…

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