Fundraising Events

Belfast Marathon – Sunday 5th May 2019

This year’s event will be held on a Sunday, with a new starting point at Stormont Buildings and a new flatter, faster route covering all areas of Belfast and incredible local support to cheer you on.

Nexus would love you to sign up, lace up and stride out in support of our work and our campaign to #breakthesilence on sexual violence.

There is an event and distance to suit all abilities from the full 26.2 mile marathon to 4-7 mile legs of the team relay or an 8 mile walk.  This is a great way to raise funds for Nexus, while taking on a personal or team challenge with family, friends and colleagues.

The final deadline for entering any of the events is Friday 12th April and you can register directly at www.belfastcitymarathon.com.  Then, simply raise whatever you can in sponsorship for Nexus.

Email fundraising@nexusni.org for your sponsorship form, charity t-shirt, fundraising advice and any other resources you need.

#TeamMakeNoiseforNexus


River Lagan Zipline – Sunday 19th May

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 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, reaching speeds of up to 40 mph!

Places are limited and it’s always a popular event so register as soon as possible!  Click here to register your place! Once registered you will receive a fundraising pack, as well as lots of advice and any other resources you need to help you reach your sponsorship target.

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


Virtual Race – Game Over June Challenge

Do you fancy a challenge in June to keep you motivated before summer? Check out Nexus NI’s virtual race!

It is open to ANYONE and all you have to do is run or walk a minimum of 10km between 1st – 30th June 2019 to earn your exclusive retro gaming medal!

Your 10km can be broken down in as many events/activities as you like (e.g a run/walk around your local area, on the treadmill at the gym or taking part in organised events).

Upload your proof online ahead of the deadline of 12 noon on 3rd July 2019 to claim your medal which is then sent straight to your door in the post!  Examples of your proof could be your a screenshot of your park run results, or from your sports app such as Fitbit/Garmin).

Enter online here.  A minimum of 20% of every entry fee will go to Nexus.  Get fit, give to charity and get an awesome medal!


Spooky Skydive – Sunday 27th October

Parachuting is one of the most exciting sports! The most difficult part of parachuting is deciding to jump out of a plane. Decision made – the rest is easy – simply book a place and take to the skies for Nexus!

Our Spooky Skydive is a special opportunity to experience this exhilarating challenge while supporting our cause at the same time. You’ll even get treated to a spooktacular face paint!

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 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 and your donation to Nexus NI.  Click here to book your place! Once registered you will receive a fundraising pack, as well as lots of advice and any other resources you need to help you reach your fundraising target.

Please note: there is a maximum weight limit of 15 stone (95Kg) for men and 13 stone (83Kg) for women (clothed). You must be aged 16 – 80 years to participate in Tandem Jumps and under 18’s MUST have permission signed by a parent/legal guardian. Participants are also responsible for paying their £40 insurance fee on the day.


Click on the links below to set up your online fundraising page with Justgiving for some of our events!


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. 

Titanic Quarter 10k – Sunday 31st March – register here

Omagh Half Marathon – Saturday 6th April – register here

London Marathon -Sunday 28th  April.  If you have secured your own ballot place and would like to raise some sponsorship to support our work please get in touch

Lisburn Half Marathon, 10k & Walk – Wednesday 19th June

Lap the Lough Cycle – Sunday 25th August – register here

Great North Run – Sunday 8th September – contact us for details of our race package

Dublin Marathon – Sunday 27th October – register here

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 028 9032 6803