UPCOMING EVENTS

Here are some of the events happening in aid of Air Ambulance NI you can register for below.

Omagh Half Marathon

**Event Postponed!**

Sadly this event has had to be postponed to protect the safety of everyone attending.

A message from the Omagh Half Marathon Organising Committee:

The organising committee have had an emergency meeting and in the light of the fast moving Coronavirus pandemic we have made the very difficult decision to postpone the Half Marathon and 5K fun run. The last 24 hours has seen a real escalation in the situation. It was felt that the next few weeks will see this only escalate further. This has left us with little choice but to postpone. While all our work is focused on having the run we must prioritise the health and well being of runners and their families, as well as the army of helpers and volunteers needed for race day. With some limitations on gatherings already being implemented it was felt the only responsible decision was to postpone the event. There is no set guidance yet available on how long this situation will continue but looking at the race calendar we are seeking to have both the Half Marathon and 5K rescheduled for Saturday June 27th at 10AM. We hope this allows enough time for the restrictions to be lifted.

We apologise for any inconvenience our decision causes. In particular for all those people hoping to run the event as their first Half Marathon event. Entries will now roll forward to the revised date.

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

**Event Postponed!**

Sadly this event has had to be postponed to protect the safety of everyone attending.

An official statement from Belfast City Marathon Ltd.:

The 2020 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon has been postponed and is now scheduled to take place on Sunday 20th September 2020. As such the 2020 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon will now take place on Sunday 28th February 2021.

All participants who have registered for the 2020 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon (Sunday 3rd May) and 2020 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon (Sunday 20th September) will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled events on Sunday 20th September 2020 or Sunday 28th February 2021.

Any participant who does not wish to take part (or are unable to do so) in the rescheduled events on Sunday 20th September 2020 / Sunday 28th February 2021 will be able to defer their entry to the 2021 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon (due to take place on Sunday 2nd May) or 2021 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon (due to take place on Sunday 19th September) but must let us know before Wednesday 1st April 2020.

Participants who do not wish to take up one of the above options can transfer their entry to someone else for either the rescheduled dates or 2021 event dates. The deadline date for this process is Monday 1st June 2020.

Mourne Way Challenge Walk

Join in the Iconic 26 Extreme Mourne Way Challenge Walk, walking the 26 miles from Newcastle to Rostrevor along the beautifully scenic Mourne Way!

The route is fully waymarked and does not cross the top of any mountains. The Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a unique, largely granite landscape, shaped by ice and man, with stunning vistas of coast, sea and countryside. All competitors will get a chance to take in these breath-taking sights along the route. As with all 26 Extreme events, there will be a high level of support and feed stations along the route as well.

By taking on this exciting challenge you can help Air Ambulance N.I. continue to provide a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service across Northern Ireland. On average, every day, one or two individuals find themselves in need of our service. Help us reach them by signing up today!

Date: Saturday 13th June

Location:  Kilbroney Park, Kilbroney Road, Newry, BT34 3DQ

Start Time: Sign in from 6am (A free bus will bring participants from the sign in area at Kilbroney Park to the beginning of the walk at Donard Car Park). Walk begins at 8am.

Registration Fee: £40 (plus a small website admin fee)

By opting to fundraise for Air Ambulance NI, 26 Extreme are offering our supporters a 20% discount on the usual registration fee of £52. To take on this challenge in aid of Air Ambulance NI, please register by clicking here.

We hope you will be able to raise a suggested minimum donation of £55 through sponsorship from friends, family and your workplace. To help you with this, once registered, we will send you a fundraising pack which includes a sponsorship form and an A-Z of fundraising ideas! You can also collect donations online by setting up a Just Giving page by clicking here.