the event where you get a chance to experience what it is like to run without sight, whilst supporting local charity.
Original idea by Colm 'Bootsy' Fearon in 2015, Running Blind is intended to raise awareness of visually impaired running through a fun event that also challenges entrants.
By popular demand, we have separate 5k and 10k courses - each is multi-surface, and suitable for runners of all abilities.
Sponsored by Heartsine, ALL proceeds from this event go to local charity 'Aaron's Army' (reg charity NIC106304)
Where else to stage this event than the iconic Stormont Estate, Belfast
2018 is our third presentation of Running Blind at Stormont. The organisers are very grateful to the Estate Management Team who kindly permit us to utilise this scenic venue.
One question we are asked each year:
'Are we running up the big hill?'
We DID run up there the first time, however we have made the course more interesting and challenging since then, and we do NOT run up the big hill!
Instead we give you twists, turns, road, gravel path, woodland, and (for the 10k) boardwalk and undualtion!
Save the date!
AUGUST 11TH 2018, 2PM
Aware that there are sure to be other events on the same day, we try our best to accomodate as many folks as possible, as well as allow for those travelling from afar.
There is FREE parking for up to 400 cars at Stormont, as well as excellent public transport via Translink.
The 5k course is suitable for families, including buggies. Dogs are also welcome but MUST be kept on a short lead.
ABOUT RUNNING BLIND
Originating from an idea by Colm 'Bootsy' Fearon after guiding a visually impaired runner, RUNNING BLIND is intended to be a fun event for all that raises awareness of visually impaired running, promote #inclusion, and raise much needed funds for LOCAL charity, helping LOCAL families.
The organising team are avid runners, experienced event organisers and volunteers - no-one on the team is paid in any way.
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