World 24-Hour Running Championships

We need funds to stage the best World 24-hr Running Champs ever - and give athletes from 45 nations the best chance to shine in Belfast.

We did it!

On 4th May 2017 we successfully raised £6,285 of £5,000 target with 94 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

We can't believe you have all been so brilliant and helped us raise our initial target of £5,000. Everything we raise now until our campaign ends will go into hosting the best 'ultra' race on earth. Please continue to support. 

£3,000 more

Will go to co-ordinating our fabulous volunteers. Everything from setting up the course, running the opening and closing ceremonies, to cooking porridge for breakfast, is done by a wonderful crew of passionate (and arm twisted) volunteers. We hope to have a 100 strong team to help us run this event. This additional £3k will allow us to keep them safe and happy over the course of the event. 

£5,000 more

In addition to co-ordinating our volunteers, futher funds will go into turning one of Belfast's best loved parks into a venue for world class athletics. 

The world is coming to Belfast. A volunteer race committee passionate about athletics and distance running is hosting the 12th IAU World Championships for 24Hour running. It will not be possible without the help of sponsors, local council, volunteers and the ultra running community with their clubs and families. 
 
As a World Championship race, we will welcome 45 nations who will come with their crews and supporters to compete in Belfast.  There will be 300 world class athletes, chosen to compete for their nation and an 'Open Race' with 100 competitors. A World Championship Masters competition is also now included. We need your support to make it happen and host a world class running event in Belfast.
 
It will cost £100K to stage and while we're delighted to have the support of title sponsor Schneider Electric and Belfast City Council, Energia, The Charles Hurst Group , Bombardier, who are funding a schools project around the Championship, and Athletics NI - we are still some way short of the target.
 
Your contribution to our £5000  Crowdfunder will be a big help in providing  the following for the athletes taking part;  
- Stocked fuelling stations (ultra runners eat everything from pizza to bananas to jellied sweets to keep their energy up across the 24 hours.)
-  Night lights to show them the way.
- Shelter to leave kit in - our Irish weather means athletes may need a change like Formula One cars tyres!
- also like Formula One teams, these athletes will have a crew who need a space to call base! 
 
Budget £5k 
40 marquee tents - £2750
Stocked 'Fuel' stations for 400 athletes  - £1000
Lighting - £1000
crowdfunder fee 5% £250 
  
Here is a message from our friend, Olympic Gold Medallist, Dame Mary Peters, on the World Championships. 
 
 

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