Why not join us this year in running the Belfast City Marathon on Monday 7th May 2012?
By participating you can promote your own mental health by:
- Exercising (which releases ‘feel good’ hormones)
- Socialising and being part of a friendly and supportive group of people
- Gaining a sense of achievement on completion of the challenge
Most importantly, by taking part in this event your fundraising money will help towards SAVING LIVES.
Decide how you would like to participate:
- Walk (9 miles or 26.2 miles) £22
- Fun Run (3 miles) £11 adults, £9 senior & under 18
- Relay (5 legs: 3.5, 4.3, 5.3, 6 & 7.1miles- all male/all female or mixed)
NB. You can have between 2 & 5 per team making up all laps. £80 per team
- Wheel Chair (3 miles) £33
- Full Marathon (26.2 miles) £33
Further information is available on the Belfast City Marathon Website.
Go to http://www.belfastcitymarathon.com/ and click FAQs
Once you have decided, you need to register to participate in the Marathon. To do this go online www.belfastcitymarathon.com and click ENTER
You will be asked for your name or team name (if you are registering a relay team- you can choose your own team name)
When asked PLEASE SELECT YOUR CHARITY choose the 2nd option
- (Will you be running in aid of another charity)
Please enter name of Other Charity as: PIPS Programmes Belfast
NB. If you have a full team for the relay- designate a team leader who can register the team.
If you want to run a relay leg, but do not have a team please advise PIPS via email email@example.com or call 02890 805850 and we will put you into a team. You can only register once your full team has been filled.
Once you have been registered you will receive confirmation within 7 days along with an information pack.
PAY YOUR FEE
There is a small charge to enter the marathon. This is out of PIPS control & is the policy of Belfast City Council. This fee does not go to PIPS but a percentage of this goes to the designated charities of the year. The fee depends on which activity you are participating in (See above for charges)
Final cut-off point for entries will be Friday 6th April 2012. However entries with a late fee of £20 (Marathon Run, Marathon Walk, Team Relay Event and Wheelchair Race) and £5 (Fun Run) will be accepted until Friday 20th April 2012. (This Belfast City Council Policy-not PIPS).
Now Get Fundraising!!!
Use your Sponsor form to raise as much money as possible!
You can also set up your own fundraising page online by going to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PIPS_Fundraising and clicking either the run for their lives or walk for their lives option which will direct you to our Charity Fundraising site. Copy & paste this link to get your fundraising going….This is an excellent way to collect money from people who you don’t see regularly for example, family abroad. This facilitates donating online.
We have posters and leaflets to help raise awareness of the event and encourage as many people as possible to run for PIPS. If you would like to help promote this or have any innovative ideas please contact us.
You can also follow us online via Facebook- look for our page PIPS PROGRAMMES MARATHON CHALLENGE- Run 4 Their Lives. Please like this page and post it on your own FB page to encourage your friends to LIKE it. This will help to promote PIPS and the marathon event. www.facebook.com/run4theirlives
To raise awareness of our work we will provide PIPS Logo T-shirts for the day as well as PIPS wrist bands and of course our collection boxes and buckets. This is a great way to encourage friends and family to get involved even if they aren’t involved in the marathon itself.
All that’s left to do now is Get Training!