2018 Chatham County 8th Annual Alzheimer’s

Walk & 5K Run

About the Walk & Run

For 2018 registered participants: We welcome you to pick up your race day bag and race day t-shirt from the Duke Center for Living at Fearrington beginning Monday, September 17th – Sunday, September 23rd. Please visit, dukefitnessfearrington.com for hours.


Thank you for joining us in support of the Alzheimer’s Association this year! We will e-mail you in spring 2019 for a special sign up offer when we open registration for the Chatham County 9th Annual Alzheimer’s 5K Walk/Run, scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2019. We hope you save the date and join us next September.


Galloway Ridge will hold the Chatham County 8th annual Alzheimer’s Walk & 5K Run on September 15, 2018. The USA Track & Field (USATF) course will make its way from Galloway Ridge through Fearrington Village. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to attend the race, which will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina chapter. The race will be the culmination of Galloway Ridge’s The Longest Day campaign, a series of events dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

This community event will start with race registration at 7:00 a.m. and will feature vendors, refreshments, music and lots of fun. There will be a Fun Run and face-painting, for ages 3 through 13, staring at 8:00 a.m., and the official walk and run will start at Galloway Ridge at 8:30 a.m. Come enjoy the morning, and then stay for the awards ceremony, which will follow the race.

The Chatham County 8th annual Alzheimer’s Walk & 5K Run is the largest Alzheimer’s fundraiser between Chatham and Orange counties. We call on participants of all ages and abilities to be a part of this inspiring event and join the fight against a disease that ranks as the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.

To download a copy of the Chatham County 8th annual Alzheimer’s Walk & 5K Run Save the Date, please click here.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research in North Carolina, nationwide and globally.  Here in North Carolina, the Alzheimer’s Association has been dedicated to serve the 170,000 North Carolinians diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and/or its related dementias, their caregivers and families.  Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all those affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the talented team at Galloway Ridge and its active and engaged residents of this beautiful Life Plan Community,” says Lisa Roberts, Executive Director for the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “Our vision is a ‘World without Alzheimer’s,’ and the wellness culture established at Galloway Ridge has been a beacon in the community. We appreciate your commitment to inspiring meaningful and engaged lives through Galloway’s Lifecare and Brain Health programs that provide superior quality of life and care to its residents and community. With the long history of volunteering and community support at Galloway Ridge, we at the Alzheimer’s Association-Eastern North Carolina chapter are so excited to partner to promote wellness, education and community events that will improve and enhance care and support for all those we serve in the community.”

Have a question? Contact Brandon Rivera at 919-545-2685 or brivera@gallowayridge.com.

Longest Day Campaign Kick-Off Event Schedule

The Longest Day campaign will kick off with the educational series of events!

Ending the Alzheimer’s Epidemic with Dr. Todd Cohen and Peggy Best
Friday, June 29, 4:00-5:30 p.m. – Chapin Auditorium

As the kick-off to our Longest Day campaign, Dr. Todd Cohen, Assistant Professor and researcher at the UNC Neuroscience Center, and Peggy Best, Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter, will be joining us for an evening of celebration and education on the recent strides made in Alzheimer’s research. We anticipate a lively discussion of ongoing research in dementia, new opportunities for drugs, and our current understanding of why/how the aging brain is vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease. We will also touch on topics like brain injury and contact sports that have been linked to dementia. Finally, what lifestyle factors are important to age successfully? While this is hotly debated, there are some negative and positive risks for dementia that we should all be aware of. This event will be the start of an Alzheimer’s Education Series that will lead up to our Chatham County Annual Alzheimer’s 5k Walk/Run on September 15th. Stay tuned for a full list of educational and fundraising events to follow.

Total Brain Health Memory 2.0 with Steven Harrison
Tuesdays, July 10 – August 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m. – Chapin Auditorium
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia with Mary Ann Dybzinski
Friday, July 13, 1:00-2:15 p.m. – Chapin Auditorium


Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors with Mary Ann Dybzinski
Wednesday, August 1, 1:00-2:15 p.m. – Chapin Auditorium
Sensory Changes of Alzheimer’s  with Ginny Seedhom
Wednesday, August 29, 1:00-2:00 p.m. – Chapin Auditorium


Living with Alzheimer’s with Rob Bennett and Kathy Rausch
Thursday, September 6, 5:00-6:15 p.m. – Chapin Auditorium
I’ll Be Me – Glen Campbell Documentary
Tuesday, September 11, 2:00-3:00 p.m. – Cinema
I’ll Be Me – Glen Campbell Documentary
Thursday, September 13, 7:45-9:45 p.m. – Cinema


If you are a guest of Galloway Ridge wishing to attend any of the above events, please park in a visitor’s spot and check in at the front desk. For any questions regarding the educational events above, please contact Cori Cook at ccook@gallowayridge.com.

To sign up for the race, please click here

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