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…

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…

Read more › News - 23rd July 2018

How to run 100k in one month

If you aren’t among the 4,700 people who have signed up to Running Down Dementia, don’t worry there is still time to get in on the action!   The deadline for signing up for the campaign, where we challenge you to run or walk 100km before the end of August and raise £100 for pioneering…

Read more › News - 15th May 2018

Paul’s parkrun tour of Northern Ireland

Fancy a parkrun challenge with a difference? Paul Clarke’s inspirational story will have you packing your apricot t-shirt and heading off on your own parkrun tour.   Paul completed Running Down Dementia in 2016 and ran the Belfast City Marathon last year, raising money for dementia research in memory of his dad. But this year…

Read more › News - 11th April 2018

Lace up, raise £100, defeat dementia

Have you signed up for Running Down Dementia yet? Hundreds of you are already striking a blow against dementia by challenging yourself to run 100k before August 31 and raise £100 for pioneering research.   If you need some extra inspiration, check out parkrunner Cheryl Herrieven’s story. We filmed the mum-of-two at Catton parkrun in…

Read more › News - 5th April 2018

Run 100km, raise £100 – are you up for the challenge?

The Easter break is nearly over, the snow has melted and summer is on its way – which means Running Down Dementia is back!   This is your chance to challenge yourself: pledge to run or walk 100k and raise £100 for dementia research and you’ll join the thousands of parkrunners around the country coming…

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Read more › News - 15th August 2017

Sweaty Selfie competition

You’ve just completed a run and are a tired and sweaty mess – what better time to take a picture of yourself!   To reward our relentless Running Down Dementia runners for clocking up 100k in the rain, wind and, of course, occasional spells of sunshine, Alzheimer’s Research UK is offering them the chance to…

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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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