Family dons running shoes for a race to remember

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A Lancaster family has organised an event to raise awareness about dementia as well as funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Claire Evans’ father Terry Bolland has Alzheimers Disease, and despite the family struggling to cope with his decline they have also been motivated to try and create something positive as well.

Claire said: “My dad enjoyed running for many years.

“He only very recently gave it up and still even enjoys a good fast walk. He has encouraged all his children and indeed his wife to get into running, orienteering and fell-running. That running legacy has stayed with us, and now includes our spouses and grandchildren.

“So between us, we are all organising the Race2Remember, to raise awareness of dementia and to raise funds for Alzheimers Society.”

Claire, a mother of four, said the event would be a family fun day, held at Wyresdale Park, Scorton, on September 29.

There will be a non-competitive walk , junior race and 2km fun run, as well as children’s events and an acro-dance display by Revelation, City of Lancaster Gymnastics Club, and a short performance by Lancaster Millennium Choir.

The event is supported by Alzheimers Society, Runners Centre Lancaster, Bowland Fell Runners, and the owners of Wyresdale Park.

To get involved, visit facebook.com/race2remember, or call Claire on 01524 382 976.