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Paris Marathon

Join #TeamDementiaUK and run the Paris Marathon through the iconic streets of the French capital.

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Run with us and help raise vital funds so our specialist Admiral Nurses can provide life-changing support to families facing dementia. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

When joining #TeamDementiaUK  you’ll  receive:

  • dedicated support from your event manager
  • a fundraising guide with advice, hints, and tips
  • fundraising materials including collection buckets, posters, balloons and more
  • membership of our exclusive Facebook Group where you can share top training and fundraising tips
  • training plans to help you prepare
  • access to the training hub, with videos, articles and weekly countdowns covering everything you need
  • a branded Dementia UK running vest and personalised iron-on name

Every penny you raise from your event will help our Admiral Nurses provide a lifeline to more families facing dementia – and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Fundraising ideas 

Organising another fundraising activity alongside your main challenge will help you smash your goal. Here are some ideas:

  • Host a quiz
  • Arrange a raffle
  • Hold a sweepstake on how long your challenge will take, or the distance you’ll achieve
  • Organise a bake sale at home, at work or in your community
  • Create a sponsored playlist, where supporters donate to add their choice of song to the soundtrack for your run

Your fundraising welcome pack

Once you’ve signed up for your challenge, we’ll send you a fundraising welcome pack that’s full of advice on how to meet – and beat – your target.


Setting up a JustGiving page is a great way to fundraise online. Share your link with family, friends and colleagues, and watch the donations roll in.

You can use JustGiving to explain why you’re taking on your challenge for Dementia UK, keep track of how much you’ve raised, and even share your training progress using Strava so your supporters can see how well you’re doing. The more you update and share your JustGiving page, the more donations you’ll receive.

Gift Aid 

If your supporters are UK taxpayers and their donation is voluntary (not proceeds of a sale), we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated – at no extra cost to them. Make sure they fill in the Gift Aid form in your fundraising pack or tick the correct boxes if they’re donating online.

Sending in your donations 

If you’re fundraising through JustGiving, the donations will automatically come to us. If you’ve got cash to pay in, you can do this online, by phone, by bank transfer or by post.

Find out how to pay in your donations.

Paris Marathon terms and conditions


‘Dementia UK/we/us/our’ means Dementia UK (Registered Charity Number 1039404) of 7th floor, One Aldgate, London, EC3N 1RE: the charity that has reserved your place in the event.

‘You/your/yourself’ means the person agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions and who is using a Dementia UK place to take part in an event.‘Event’ means the Paris Marathon.

‘Event organiser’ means Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, owned by Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), a limited company (Ltd) registered in the Commercial Register (RCS) of Nanterre under the number 383 160 348, which is responsible for organising the Paris Marathon.

‘Fee’ means the registration fee that you are required to pay to confirm your place in the event.

  1. Participation
    1. You acknowledge that participation in the event may be physically demanding and you are aware of the nature of the event and associated medical and physical risks involved.
    2. You agree that you are physically capable of taking part in the event and agree to be solely responsible for your actions and save as provided elsewhere in these terms and conditions. Dementia UK is not responsible for any injury or illness that you may suffer as a result of your participation in the event.
    3. The minimum age of entry is 18 years at the date of the event.
    4. You have read, agree to and accept the event organiser’s General Conditions of Entry. To the extent there is any conflict with these terms and conditions, the terms of the General Conditions of Entry shall prevail.
  2. Bookings, payments and your obligations
    1. Applications must be made by completing the Dementia UK Application Form. On successful application you will submit payment of the entry fee of £50. You may also be required to register your place in the event directly with the event organiser.
    2. You shall not be eligible or entitled to participate in the event and no binding contract shall exist between you and us until we have provided you with written confirmation that the application was successful and full payment of the entry fee has been received.
    3. In order to take part in the event, you agree to raise money for Dementia UK. The minimum sponsorship for a Dementia UK charity place in the event is the amount stated in your application or £1,500, whichever is the greater figure, and excluding Gift Aid. You agree to pay all sponsorship monies to Dementia UK within 42 days of the date of the event in accordance with the payment methods notified to you by us from time to time
    4. You also agree to:
      1. Notify us immediately and in any event within two days if you become aware of any reason (whether medical or otherwise) why you may not or are unable to compete in the event.
      2. Comply with any rules or regulation relating to the event as we or the event organiser may notify you of from time to time.
      3. Follow all instructions given to us, the event organiser and any of our or the event organiser’s agents, employees or workers, or any referees, stewards or other event officials in respect of the event.
  3. Withdrawal, cancellations or alterations
    1. The fee is non-refundable save that we may in our discretion refund the fee in limited circumstances such as:
      1. The event is cancelled by the event organiser provided that we receive a refund on sums we paid to the event organiser for the relevant places in the event.
      2. You are unable to participate in the event for reasons beyond your reasonable control and have notified Dementia UK at least 14 days in advance of the event.
      3. Any other circumstances in which, in the opinion of Dementia UK, it would be reasonable to provide a refund.
    2. You acknowledge that Dementia UK places are limited, and payment of the fee and reservation of the place has an effect on expenditure of Dementia UK and charity income for the event. Notice of withdrawal from the event must be communicated by emailing, or by writing to Community and Events Fundraising, Dementia UK, 7th Floor, One Aldgate, London EC3N 1RE.
    3. Your place in the event is personal to you and you may not transfer it or any of your other rights or obligations to any other person without our prior written consent and provided that the event organiser consents to such transfer.
    4. Places in the event are strictly limited and are subject to availability. We may refuse entry to, remove or exclude or cancel your place in the event if:
      1. We consider that your participation in the event will bring the event, the event organiser or Dementia UK into disrepute or otherwise damage the reputation of Dementia UK, the event or the event organiser.
      2. In our reasonable opinion you appear unlikely to raise the minimum sponsorship requirement referred to in clause 2.3.
      3. The event organiser refuses entry at any time.
  4. Publicity and results
    1. You understand that Dementia UK may take photograph and video images of you on the day of the event. You hereby agree that Dementia UK may use any such images to promote Dementia UK, its charitable aims, the event and future events, whether on its website or in publicity material (both electronic and hardcopy) or on websites and publicity material of third parties. Dementia UK owns all rights in any images and publicity material created by Dementia UK and you shall obtain no rights in relation to the same.
  5. Data protection
    1. By entering into this agreement, you agree that any personal information provided by you or collected about you in connection with the event may be held and used by us in relation to the event.
    2. You also agree that the personal information provided by you may be shared with:
      1. The event organiser, who may use it in connection with the organisation and/or administration of the event or for other reasons associated with the event.
      2. In the case of the event organiser, we may share the personal information before we have determined whether your application has been successful.
    3. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with our privacy policy.
    4. You agree to inform Dementia UK of any changes to the information supplied in your original application as soon as such changes occur.
    5. We will be the data controller of the information which you provide us or which we obtain in relation to the event, and the event organiser will be the data controller of any information which we pass on to them pursuant to clause 5.2.