We are proud to be the official charity partner of parkrun UK. We continue to be blown away by the support of parkrunners across the UK, who are all determined to make a difference to dementia research.
Thousands of parkrunners have supported Alzheimer’s Research UK since the partnership was launched in 2015. We are incredibly grateful that so many parkrunners have got behind our cause and raised money for groundbreaking research, many of whom are motivated to support us because they have seen loved ones affected by dementia.
But our partnership with parkrun, which provides free and inclusive weekly 5km events around the country, is about more than just fundraising.
A key part of our partnership is spreading the message of our Think Brain Health campaign that leading a healthy lifestyle and being socially active can help protect our incredible brains and reduce the risk of dementia. We are determined to help parkrun continue to grow its community and promote the benefits of exercise.
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We are also committed to fighting the fear and stigma that still surrounds dementia with parkrunners helping us to raise awareness of the condition.
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Alzheimer’s Research UK and parkrun are both innovative, forward-thinking and ambitious organisations and we are very excited about making more strides towards research breakthroughs together.