Stroke Association Northern Ireland



Will you join #TeamStroke at the 2019 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon?

Together we can conquer stroke


Stroke is the third biggest killer in Northern Ireland and affects around 4000 people every year. Stroke can strike anyone, of any age, at any time. By joining #TeamStroke you can help us support the 37,000 stroke survivors in Northern Ireland to make the best recovery possible and enjoy life after stroke.

Did you know that 1 in 4 strokes happen to people of working age?

People like Dale, who was just 42 when he had a stroke. Dale is a member of the Dub Runners Club and before his stroke he regularly took part in marathons raising thousands of pounds for many worthy charities along the way. Now he’s asking you to support Stroke Association:


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 “I remember my first Belfast City Marathon.  I had to dig deep to make it over the line but once I’d done it that first time, I was hooked. I’m encouraging you to join #TeamStroke, whether you feel you can conquer a whole marathon or get a few of your mates together and enter as a relay team.  It gets you in shape and you’ll be raising funds for the Stroke Association and supporting local people to live life after stroke. Last year I felt strong enough to do the eight mile walk and I’m hoping to give it a go again this year, if my legs will let me.”


Choose Belfast & join #TeamStroke

Many stroke survivors and their families rely on our specialist services for much needed emotional and practical support. The Stroke Association provides services and support throughout Northern Ireland. We provide Life After Stroke grants to fund vital home or personal equipment. We also run life-changing communication programmes for people with communication difficulties after stroke, to help them reconnect to their family, friends and everyday life.

Enjoy Belfast’s new, flatter, faster route. Register here  Whether you run, relay, walk or fun run, our purple cheer leaders will support you all the way!  Once you’ve signed up please contact us and you’ll receive:

  • A big welcome to #TeamStroke
  • A free training t-shirt or vest
  • A fundraising pack and full fundraising support
  • Cheering and support along part of the route

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By phone:  028 9050 8058

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