Mencap asks schools to run a leg of the 2017 Belfast City Marathon

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Mencap is the official charity Partner of the 2017 Belfast City Marathon, taking place on 1 May 2017, and is seeking relay team runners of 2 to 5 school children and also teachers to run short sections of the marathon whilst fundraising for Mencap. Interested teams which can include sports teams, athletic and cross country teams plus PE classes within all schools within Greater Belfast, County Down and Antrim are welcome to register their school teams.

We are also running weekly competitions to win ASICS sportswear and running trainers. Visit Mencap’s facebook page /MencapNI. It’s very simple to enter – just reply to a simple question and post up your answer.

To register for the marathon visit for full details.

Deadline for signing up is 14th April and you will all receive a much coveted running vest.

You can download more information and posters for schools to display here