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. They have helped raise more than £1.5million for world-class research which is helping us in our mission to bring about the first life-changing treatment for dementia by 2025. You can read some of their stories here.


But our partnership with parkrun, which provides free and inclusive weekly 5km runs around the country, is about more than just fundraising.

Evidence has shown that leading a healthy lifestyle and being socially active can reduce the risk of dementia, so we are determined to help parkrun continue to grow their community and spread the word about 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 to spread the word and raise awareness of the condition.

Lots of our staff are parkrunners and can be regularly seen at their local events every Saturday clocking up the kilometres.

Alzheimer’s Research UK and parkrun are both innovative, forward-thinking and ambitious organisations and we are very excited about the further success we can achieve together over the coming years.

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