I have my own running place
Step 1 - sign up for your running challenge
Choose your event and sign up with the event organisers directly. Or organise your own running challenge and do your own thing. It could be running a mile a day, or running to work for a week, check out the inspiration tab for more ideas.
Step 2 - let us know about your running challenge
Once you have registered for your challenge, let us know what you're doing so we can send you a free Alzheimer's Society running top and a fundraising pack. We'll be with you at every step to provide useful tips and advice.
Step 3 - setup your fundraising page
Once you've told us about your challenge we will send you a fundraising pack full of ideas on how to raise vital funds. The quickest and easiest way is to setup an online fundraising page on Just Giving.
Choosing a running event
For a bit of running inspiration, check out event listings on Let's Do This, Run Britain, Find a Race or Run Through. Be sure to secure your place first with the event organiser, then let us know to kick start your fundraising.
Here's a few of our favourite runs:
- Barcelona Marathon
- Cambridge Half Marathon
- Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon
- Great Aberdeen10K
- Great Bristol 10K
- Sheffield Half Marathon
- Southampton Marathon, Half and 10K
Create your own challenge
You don't have to sign up to an official race to get active and raise some money. Create a challenge which you can do in your own time then let us know and we'll be in touch with useful tips and guidance.
Here are some ideas:
- Run a set distance every day for a month
- Run a marathon throughout a month
- Run to and from work for a week
- Run the distance of the English Channel (21 miles)
- Gather your friends for a 10K in the local park
When you fundraise for us, you will receive:
- a free Alzheimer's Society running top
- a welcome pack with fundraising help and materials
- support from our dedicated running team to help you smash your fundraising goals
- access to a Facebook group where you can chat to other runners
- training information and access to professional coaches
We know that fundraising can be just as challenging as the event, but we'll be here to support you every step of the way.
Here are 3 simple steps to help you smash your goals:
- Use our form to sign up and receive a free fundraising pack full of ideas and tips.
- Decide on your fundraising target. It's totally up to you. Be ambitious and remember the more you raise the more people affected by dementia we can help.
- Setup your JustGiving page to kick-start your challenge.
You can also print off a sponsorship form to share with friends and family.
If you have cheques that you need to send in to us, please use our paying in form and post to:
I don't have my own entry to a run yet, can I still run for you?
You'll need to secure your race entry first to run with Alzheimer's Society. Either find your own place and sign up with the event organiser, or if you'd prefer to sign up with a charity place click here to see the full list of running events we have entries in.
When will I receive my running top?
Please allow 3 weeks for your running top to arrive from the date you signed up. If you still haven't received it, or your event is in the next week please email [email protected] and let us know whether you would like a running T-shirt or Vest, in sizes XS-XXL.
How much do I have to raise?
You can set your own fundraising target. Be ambitious and remember the more you raise, the more people you'll help who are affected by dementia.
Can I fundraise with friends or family for my race?
If you would like to fundraise in a team, simply let us know by emailing [email protected] and providing the names of your team members.
How do I pay in my fundraising?
There are lots of different ways to pay in your fundraising for a race, including via online fundraising pages, by phone and by cheque. To find out how download our paying in form.
I’ve signed up for a race and want to do some fundraising, how do I order materials?
If you are planning a fundraising event for your race you can order materials such as balloons, banners and bunting! Download our materials order form.
Can I order cheering materials for friends and family who will support me on the course?
If you would like to order a cheer pack for your supporters please email [email protected].