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Alzheimer’s Society Charity Champions Tell Us Why They Are Running Swansea

Charity Champion’s, Chris and Stephen Stokes are fundraising for our headline charity partner, Alzheimer’s Society at this year’s JCP Swansea Half Marathon on Sunday 24th June.

Chris and Stephen decided to be at the start line of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon in June and run to beat dementia following their family’s experience.

Chris and Stephen said:

“Our Nan was diagnosed with dementia when we were teenagers, we were devastated. Earlier this year our other Nan was diagnosed with dementia. This is why we’re taking part in the Swansea Half; we want to give back to the charity that has been incredibly supportive to our family. We’re nervous about the challenge, but our jersey’s say ‘United we run’ on the back, and that’s exactly what we’ll do on the day.”

If like Chris and Stephen you would like to become a Charity Champion and help Alzheimer’s Society Unite Against Dementia, join their team in the JCP Swansea Half Marathon here.

If you’ve already got your place in the JCP Swansea Half Marathon, you can still join Team Alzheimer’s Society here.

The JCP Swansea Half Marathon is a fast, flat road race on a course that is perfect for beginners, and first time half marathon runners. Headline charity places are available via our website for Alzheimer’s Society, Cancer Research UK and Maggie’s Cancer Centres.

The race has recently been recognised as being the “Best Half Marathon” in the UK at the UK Running Awards for the second consecutive year and runners can expect a fully marshalled course on closed roads, bespoke medal, technical t-shirt, on route entertainment and a goody bag for all finishers.

Go to for further race details, ‘like’ the Facebook page and follow @Swansea_HM #Run5wansea on Twitter and @swanseahalfmarathon on Instagram to keep up to date with all the latest news about the JCP Swansea Half Marathon.

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