Alzheimer's Research UK

Runners taking part in mass participation event

With a thirty year history of supporting running events and inspiring runners of all abilities to pull on their trainers, Alzheimer’s Research UK is delighted to be working with England Athletics.

Running, and social connection are two fantastic ways to promote lifelong brain health and reduce dementia risk. And running in support of our work will power pioneering research for breakthrough treatments.

Why it matters to all of us

Without effective treatments, one in three children born today will die with dementia. Today, there are no dementia survivors but research can change this.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK's leading dementia research charity, dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, uniting the big thinkers in the field and funding the innovative science that will deliver a cure. Alzheimer’s Research UK’s vision is a world where people are free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.

Runners power our progress

Alzheimer’s Research UK will be working with England Athletics and RunTogether to inspire runners across the country with opportunities to participate and crucial awareness about good brain health.

But you can take part today, find out what running opportunities there are with the charity near you through their events page.