This will be Run Mummy Run's first charity partnership, hoping to raise awareness of dementia and support new research through running challenges
One in three people born today will develop dementia in their lifetime, with around two thirds of those currently living with dementia in the UK being women.
Runners in the community can help raise awareness of dementia and funds for ground-breaking research by signing up to events to run on behalf of the charity, or get involved with challenges, such as Running Down Dementia.
This latest campaign will see supporters lace up to run, walk, or jog 100km, 300km, or a distance of choice before 31 August. The minimum fundraising aim is £100, and there will be exciting giveaways by Garmin for participants every month as well prizes for the top distance and fundraiser.
“We are so excited to be the first official charity partner for Run Mummy Run,” says Julia Sobik, Head of Sporting Events at Alzheimer’s Research UK. “This partnership is a perfect fit because, although there is currently no way to completely prevent dementia, by being active and exercising regularly people can help maintain their brain health and lower their risk of dementia.”
If you’d like to get involved, find more info on Run Mummy Run here.