Run with Mencaps GAA footballers this year! We are seeking more relay teams to run for Mencap NI

Are you a member of a running or football club?  Want to ‘relay run’ a section of the marathon on Bank Holiday 1 May alongside professional GAA footballers and our line up of famous faces?  
Run with Mencaps GAA footballers this year! We are seeking more relay teams to run for Mencap NI

Even if you are not a long distance runner, you could run a ‘short leg’ of the route with your friends and family. We are seeking relay teams of 2 to 5 friends, family or colleagues can run short sections of the marathon whilst fundraising for Mencap. People of all ages, abilities and interest groups including football and rugby teams are all welcome to participate!

Simply visit www.mencapbigstepforward.org to signup. We’ll give you everything to get started – tips, guides, running vests and even a 14 day free pass for David Lloyd gym in Belfast to help you train and also relax before the day!

 Register before 31st March and you might win a pair of ASICS gel running trainers

March is a key training month for long distance runners – normally working up to reaching 19 miles in one running session. To cushion the impact of your long runs, we are giving away pairs of mens and womens ASICS Kayano gel running trainers. Register before 31st March and you might win a pair of great new professional running trainers with enough time to ‘run’ them in comfortably before your big marathon day.

More interested in high octane, adrenaline pumping adventures? We have a large selection of challenge events suitable for any fitness level - more info.

To read more about how to fundraise and #StepUp4Mencap and support children with a learning disability click here. Need some inspiration? Here’s some wise words from Miss Northern Ireland who is running in our celebrity relay team on the day.

Don’t fancy running? We are also seeking volunteers to man watering stations and cheer leading stations along sections of the marathon route. Please email fundraising.ni@mencap.org.uk if you would like to help out on the day and join Team Mencap NI.