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Belfast Castle Abseil – Sunday 25th March & Sunday 20th May

Join Nexus NI for this special fundraising event, taking place at the stunning Belfast Castle.

Thanks to your bravery, you could fund a counselling session for someone in need of our help by taking part in this adrenaline-filled abseil.  You will get VIP access to the Castle’s lookout tower, which is otherwise closed to the public and take in spectacular views across Belfast Lough before abseiling approx.100ft!  The atmosphere is fantastic, with lots of support from family & friends who can watch you from the gardens below and celebrate your amazing achievement!

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Places are limited so book your spot today at (March event) and (May event)

Registration fee is £35 and we ask participants to raise a minimum of £80 in sponsorship. Contact Karen at for your sponsorship form and resources for your fundraising.

The minimum age requirement is 12 years. Participants are also required to complete a medical consent form prior to taking part.


Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon – Monday 7th May

RUN, WALK or TEAM UP AND RELAY for Nexus at this year’s Belfast City Marathon.

We are looking for individuals and teams to lace up their trainers this May Day and be part of this great, local sporting event.  There is an event and distance to suit all abilities from the full 26.2 mile marathon to 3-7mile legs of the team relay or an 8 mile walk.  This is a great way to raise funds for our charity, while taking on a personal challenge or getting out with family, friends or colleagues to pound the pavements, soak up the atmosphere and #breakthesilence.

Register at then simply raise whatever you can in sponsorship to help us provide our services and support to victims of sexual violence.  Contact Karen at for your sponsorship form and resources for your fundraising.


River Lagan Zipline –Sunday 19th August  

Scream and shout with excitement as you ZIP your way across the River Lagan and ‘Make Noise for Nexus’!

We are looking for people who are keen to experience this amazing and adrenaline-filled challenge while raising vital funds to support our work.

You will take off from a platform approximately 150 ft. high, whizz 1000ft along an incredible zip slide above the River Lagan while reaching speeds of up to 40 mph!

Places are limited and it’s a very popular event so we recommend you register as soon as possible!

Once registered you will receive a sponsorship form, as well as lots of advice and any other resources you need to help you reach your fundraising target.

Places cost £42 and we ask all participants to raise a minimum sponsorship target of £120. Participants must be aged 16 years or over to take part and weigh no more than 17 stone.

To book a place, please email


Tandem Sky-dive

Parachuting is one of the most exciting challenges! Enjoyment, exhilaration a few nerves are guaranteed as you embark on this adrenaline-filled fundraising challenge for Nexus. The most difficult part of parachuting is deciding to jump out of a plane. Decision made – the rest is easy – simply book your place!

Using a dual harness attached to the instructor, you will exit the aircraft at 10,000 feet and free-fall to 6,000 feet where the instructor opens the canopy and steers you both to the ground while you enjoy the most spectacular views across NI.

There is a booking fee of £40 to register and then all participants must raise a minimum of £380 prior to their skydive.  This covers the cost of taking part and provides sponsorship to our charity which will pay for 2 specialist counselling sessions for someone who needs our support.

We can hold a dedicated Skydive day for Nexus if there is enough interest or you can book an individual jump whenever suits you!

Skydives take place at The Moonjumper Sky Centre, Garvagh, which is an affiliated British Parachute Association centre with all instructors BPA registered.

Please note: Maximum weight limit is 15 stone (men) and 13 stone (women). You must be aged 16 – 80 years and under 18’s need permission signed by parent/legal guardian.

For more information or to register your interest, please email or call Karen on 07738983590.


Local & International Running Events

Titanic 10k – Sunday 8th April

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Lisburn Half Marathon, 10k and 5k Fun Run – Wednesday 20th June

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Ards Half Marathon & Walk – Friday 29th June

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Walled City Marathon – Sunday 3rd June

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 Great North Run – Sunday 9th September

If you have secured your own place in the public ballot, we would love you to run in support of our work and simply raise whatever you can in sponsorship.  Get in touch for your fundraising pack!

Nexus also has charity places available for anyone who would like to experience one of the world’s greatest half marathon events.  Email for more information on the package and minimum sponsorship commitment.

Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne the 13.1 mile course is lined with supporters all the way from the iconic Tyne Bridge, right out towards the stunning coastline in South Shields. Since 1981 the world’s greatest half marathon has welcomed over one million people across the finish line in South Shields. Be part of the next million and run for Nexus!


Belfast Half Marathon – Sunday 23rd September

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Dublin Marathon – Sunday 28th October

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New York City Marathon – Sunday 4th November

The Marathon starts from Staten Island, and runs through all 5 city boroughs (Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Manhattan).

With almost a million spectators and a carnival atmosphere, the New York City Marathon is an unforgettable experience.


Registration fee of £600 and a minimum sponsorship of £2,600. Please note:
• These costs are based on the participant sharing a twin room.

  • If you would prefer a single room or would like to bring a non-running family/friend along with you, additional prices will occur – please contact us for more info.


What’s Included? 

*Direct return flights from Dublin or Shannon to New York, all taxes included.

* 5 nights’ hotel accommodation. Additional nights can be confirmed on request.

*Airport transfers in New York from/to JFK on Thurs 1 Nov/Fri 2 Nov and Tues 6 Nov/Wed 7 Nov only.

* Private Coach from the hotel to the race start on Staten Island (Runners Only).

*Guaranteed Marathon Race Entry, which includes an excellent Pasta Party, Post-Race Party & Disco, Sports Expo, New York City Marathon T-Shirt, Medal, Race Certificate and Results Magazine.

*Travel Insurance, which includes cover for marathon participation, as well as travel disruption.

*Services of Sports Travel International guides

Get in touch to find out more: or call 07738983590