Sign up to run for Alzheimer’s Research UK at the Surrey Half Marathon

Posted on 11th November 2016

Runners are being invited to take on the Surrey Half Marathon and raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

The UK’s leading dementia research charity is offering places at the race on Sunday 12 March 2017 with no sign up fee. All that is asked is for a minimum sponsorship pledge of £300.

The event is now in its fourth year and the world-class route, coupled with the fantastic atmosphere, has made it a huge hit with seasoned runners and beginners alike.

Set in the glorious country roads surrounding Woking and Guildford, the stunning and scenic 13.1mile run boasts a record win time of 62 minutes.IMG_7094 (002)

Its fast, flat course is a winner for personal bests, attracting some of the world’s best runners. It is also perfect for beginners tackling their first half marathon.

To sign up today go to

Alternatively, if you are successful in gaining a ballot place and would like to support Alzheimer’s Research UK, please let the charity know via the ‘use your own place’ button on the page.

There is no minimum sponsorship target for ballot winners however the charity’s sporting events and community team will provide help and support in runners’ fundraising.

Kenneth Foreman, Sporting Events Manager at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:

“We are thrilled to have partnered with The Surrey Half Marathon for the first time. The course is a one-of-a-kind route which helps runners achieve personal bests.

“At Alzheimer’s Research UK we offer race places with no sign up fees – all we ask is that you raise a minimum sponsorship amount which will go towards vital dementia research.

“There are 850,000 people in the UK with dementia, including over 16,000 in Surrey. Alzheimer’s Research UK is funding world-class studies which aim to find the next preventions and treatments for dementia.

“If you sign up today we promise that we will be cheering you on along the way and there to greet you afterwards in our dedicated spot in the charity village.”

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