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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’!

You will take off from a platform approximately 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 click here to book your spot!

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.

 

 

Santa Jumps – Sunday 9th December

Santa Jumps are a fun and special way to experience this exhilarating challenge while supporting our cause at the same time. This is the first event of its kind for Nexus and we want you to be part of our brave team of jumpers!

You will exit the aircraft at 10,000feet, attached to the instructor and experience an unforgettable rush of adrenaline as you free-fall to 6,000 feet where your instructor opens the canopy, guides you through the clouds and steers you both to the ground.

There is a £45 registration fee and then participants must commit to raise a minimum sponsorship of £380 prior to the event. This covers the cost of your jump, your Santa suit and provides a donation to our charity which will pay for 2 specialist counselling sessions for someone who needs our support.

Please note: there is a maximum weight limit for men of 15 stone (95Kg) and for women of 13 stone (83Kg). You must be aged 16 – 80 years to participate.

Ready to go?  Book your place now by clicking here.

If this event doesn’t suit, you can book an individual jump on a date that suits you best! Skydives take place throughout the year at The Moonjumper Sky Centre, Garvagh, which is an affiliated British Parachute Association centre with all instructors BPA registered.

 

Local & international sporting events / challenges

Whether you take part for fun and well-being, to experience a new challenge or perhaps as an excuse to travel, there are lots of local and international sporting events that you can get involved in to support the work of Nexus.   The following are just some ideas so please get in touch if you are taking part in another event and would like fundraising support.  We can also secure places on other overseas marathons and charity challenges so please get in touch to discuss your ideas further. 

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

For more information or to register please click here

Lap the Lough – Sunday 26th August

Lap the Lough is an annual 100miles/160km cycle event around Lough Neagh.  For more information or to register please click here

Waterside Half Marathon / Team Relay – Sunday 2nd September

Starting in Ebrington Square, the route will take runners across the river to the cityside, showcasing the City’s parks, greenways and bridges before finishing at St Columb’s Park.   As well as the 13.1 mile half marathon, there is also a 3-Person Relay Team – could you gather a team and take part in aid of Nexus?

For more information or to register please click here.

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 fundraising@nexusni.org 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

Northern Ireland’s largest half marathon event, with 4000 runners expected this year!  You will pass our Belfast office at mile 12 so expect plenty of cheers and support to see you to the finish line! For more information or to register please click here. 

Dublin Marathon – Sunday 28th October

This event has now sold out! Are you one of the 20,000 people taking part?  If so, we’d love you to use your feet to make noise for Nexus and raise whatever you can in sponsorship to support our work.  Get in touch for your fundraising pack and charity t-shirt.

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.

Costs

Registration fee of £600 and a minimum sponsorship of £2,600. 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, New York City Marathon T-Shirt, Medal, Race Certificate and Results Magazine.

*Travel Insurance and services of Sports Travel International guides

If you would like to discuss anything further, get more information on any of the events above or request your Nexus fundraising pack, please contact: fundraising@nexusni.org or call 07738983590