Belfast Marathon 2024 (and more!)

Belfast Marathon 2024 (and more!)


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“I didn't start running because somebody asked me to become a runner. Just like I didn't become a novelist because someone asked me to. One day, out of the blue, I wanted to write a novel. And one day, out of the blue, I started to run - simply because I wanted to.” — Haruki Murakami 


We're running in the Belfast Marathon on Sunday 5th May 2024! 


We have two relay teams running for us, someone running the full marathon, and a sponsored swim! Thank you to everyone who has signed up to fundraise for us, and of course thank you so much to everyone who has donated. We're amazed by how much we've raised so far and we believe we can make it to £2000 before the end of the fundraiser which would be such a massive success and would make such a difference to the young people we support.

All the money we raise will go towards providing free creative writing opportunities for children and young people across Northern Ireland. These opportunities are designed to improve our participants confidence, creative thinking, and communication skills; things that will help them throughout life and that we can all never have too much of.


As for the fundraising side of things...

If you’re fundraising for us you can either direct people to this page where they can donate to the overall fundraiser, or you can make your own fundraising page for your marathon entry or other event by hitting the button at the top of the page that says, “Fundraise for us” and following the instructions on screen. By making your own fundraising page people can sponsor you and your event specifically, with all of the proceeds still going to the important work of Fighting Words NI. Please share your fundraising page on social media and tag us so we can support you back!

If you have any questions about how to set up the fundraising, contact Enthuse at [email protected] or contact us at [email protected].