Edinburgh Marathon teams: Thank you!

Our Edinburgh Marathon runners prepare to take on the last leg of the relay.

This weekend, 21 people joined in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival to raise money for the PREVENT Dementia research project.

We would like to say an enormous THANK YOU to all our runners and supporters, who helped us to raise a staggering £3600!! These funds will be used to conduct over 70 genome-wide association scans within the project, and genuinely help to drive our scientific progress.

All our teams ran a fantastic race and we would like to extend a particular thank you to our team of participants who, as well as giving their time to our research programme, trained hard to complete the relay in an excellent time.

We are already looking forward to next year’s race, and if you’d like to get involved please email Anna Borthwick, Research Engagement Manager at anna.borthwick@ed.ac.uk. There are options to suit every kind of runner: 5k, 10k, and half and full marathon courses, and we will be putting together teams of four to complete the Hairy Haggis relay challenge.

Thank you, once again, to all involved, and until next year … keep running!

The PREVENT Dementia team.

P.S. – For anyone who would like to donate to our team, there is still time! Please click on the link below to support the project:


Prof Craig Ritchie, Lennert Steukers and Serge van der Geyten at the finish line. Well done!