Our partnership with parkrun

We were delighted to join forces with parkrun in 2015 as their charity partner. 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.

Around 11,000 parkrunners have supported Alzheimer’s Research UK since the start of the partnership. They have so far helped raise more than £890,000 for world-class research which will help 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 and a dedicated group of parkrun Dementia Champions are helping us achieve that mission.

Lots of our staff are parkrunners and can be regularly seen at their local events every Saturday clocking up the kilometres. Click here to read about why we #loveparkrun.

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.

Join #TeamARUKparkrun

Join #TeamARUKparkrun

Find out about ways you can fundraise and help us take a step closer to a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.

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#teamARUKparkrun supporters

#teamARUKparkrun supporters

Read some of the stories of parkrunners who have supported Alzheimer's Research UK.

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parkrun dementia champions

parkrun dementia champions

A dedicated group of parkrun Dementia Champions is already making a great impact in telling people about dementia and making parkruns across the UK ‘dementia friendly’.

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Alzheimer's Research UK staff #loveparkrun

Alzheimer's Research UK staff #loveparkrun

Lots of our staff are parkrunners. Read about why we love parkrun.

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Join Dementia Research

Join Dementia Research

Find out how you can directly help dementia research. More than 170 parkrunners have signed up to take part in pioneering studies through the Join Dementia Research initiative.

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Running Down Dementia

Running Down Dementia

Run 100km and raise £100 to strike a blow in the battle against dementia. Sign up now.

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Donate Your Time

About Donate Your Time

Every week thousands of parkrunners are donating their running time to power the fight against dementia. Please join them in making a donation to Alzheimer's Research UK.

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