Northern Ireland Hospice is calling on the last few remaining participants to secure their place in the event, which is to be held at 2.00pm on Sunday 27 June 2010.
The event, supported by Sport Northern Ireland, Belfast Harbour and Northern Ireland Science Park, takes place in Belfast’s Titanic area. Participants can run, jog or walk the 5k route, making it suitable for walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. By taking part in the event, not only will you help raise much need funds for Northern Ireland Hospice, but can also help you get into ship shape condition and lose those extra pounds, just in time for the summer holidays. A regular running or walking program has shown to lower the risk of life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, while friendly brain chemicals, known as endorphins, are produced during walking and running, that make you feel both happy and more confident.
Eamonn McCartan, Chief Executive of Sport Northern Ireland commented, "As the lead agency for the development of sport in Northern Ireland we are pleased to support the Northern Ireland Hospice Titanic Run. Increasing participation in sport and physical activity is a key aim for Sport Northern Ireland and participation events such as the Titanic Run are a great way to get people of all levels and abilities involved. The long-term benefits of participation in sport cannot be underestimated in terms of health, self-confidence and overall enjoyment and community cohesion."
The event will be a great family day out with a wide range of activities and entertainments planned on the day to add to the enjoyment for participants and spectators alike, including a display of vintage cars and motorbikes, face painting, children’s inflatable slide, cartoon characters, live music, living history performances, plus an opportunity to have guided tours of the Titanic’s Dock and Pump House, with proceeds from the tours going to the hospice.
It is hope that lots of people will sign up for the run to raise vital funds for the Hospice and enjoy a fantastic family afternoon out. Registration costs only £10 per person with each entrant receiving a Hospice’ T-shirt and sponsors forms in their registration pack. It’s simple to enter, just call 028 90 777123 or visit www.nihospice.org for further details or to download a registration form.
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Northern Ireland Hospice offers a range of care services for adults, young people and children facing a life-threatening illness. Last year we cared for almost 3,000 patients and their families not just in the hospice but also in the patients’ own home.
Care is provided by a multi-professional team including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers and a chaplaincy team.
The cost of Hospice Care
All care is provided to patients and their families entirely free of charge. Itcurrently costs £5 million a year for Northern Ireland Hospice to maintain existing care services for adult patients and their families. It costs a further £2.0 million to provide the Children’s Hospice. NI Hospice receives only limited government funding. This means that Northern Ireland Hospice must raise £4.5 million from charitable sources this year in order to maintain all services of care.
About the Run
The entry fee is non-refundable. We would ask that participants try to raise as much money as possible to help the Hospice.
With parts of this event being located in the natural environs of a traditional dock area, there is some cobbled stone paving and participants are advised to take caution, particularly around the event start/finish areas.
For legal reasons, under 16s cannot enter individually, but must be entered by someone over 18 and accompanied on the day of the run.
The competitor, acknowledges that he/she will be participating entirely at his/her own risk and to the extent permitted by the Unfair Contract terms Act 1977. The organisers will not be liable for any loss, damage, illness or injury whatsoever directly or indirectly occasioned by or resulting from negligence, wrongful act or default of the organisers, the charity, employees or agents or from any cause including an act of God or the physical condition of the competitor.
If you have any doubt as to your fitness and ability to take part in this event, then it is advised that you should consult your GP in advance.
‘Titanic Run for Hospice’ is sponsored by Sport Northern, Northern Ireland Science Park and Belfast Harbour.