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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…

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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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Read more › News - 7th September 2020

parkrunners raise vital funds for scientists

Now more than ever, dementia researchers need your help to continue working towards a breakthrough and as a community you rallied together to make this happen.   In the midst of the pandemic both new and veteran runners have taken to the streets to stay fit this summer while raising money for dementia research.  …

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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 - 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 - 24th March 2020

Stay active with Running Down Dementia

At Alzheimer’s Research UK we stand with parkrunners at this difficult time. Just as parkrun’s mission of a healthier, happier planet remains as strong as ever during the ongoing Covid-19 situation we remain focused on our goal of making breakthroughs possible for people living with dementia.   Social distancing at this time is paramount, but…

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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 - 5th June 2019

200,000k and counting! Running Down Dementia is in full swing

This weekend we’ll be heading to dozens of parkruns around the country to talk to you about Running Down Dementia.   Thousands of you are already taking on the challenge to run 100k (Pioneer), 300k (Epic) or your own choice of distance (Maverick) by August 31 and raise £100 or more for dementia research.   You’ve recently…

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Read more › News - 1st April 2019

Running Down Dementia is back and it’s bigger than ever!

Fancy being a pioneer? Do you want an epic challenge? Or do you see yourself as a bit of a maverick? Whatever works for you, here’s a chance to be part of something brilliant.   The clocks have gone back and spring has sprung – which means it’s time for Running Down Dementia. And this…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2018

Running Down Dementia hits top gear

We want to say a massive THANK YOU to the parkrun community for helping make this year’s Running Down Dementia our best yet.   You’ve helped raise an incredible £335,000, with more donations still coming in. That’s an increase of a third on last year!   The vital funds will power pioneering dementia research projects…

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