We have loads of events going on throughout the year for you to get involved in - browse through them below, or use these quick links to find the type of event you're interested in. For more information about any of our events, fill in our online event form and we'll send you more details.
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Omagh Half Marathon and 5k Fun Run - March 2016
Sprint across the finish line for Mencap as part of the Omagh Half Marathon, or 5K Run & Walk and help Mencap reach our goal of £1.7m towards the big step forward appeal! Request more information.
London Marathon –26 April 2016
Sprint to the finish line for the Big Step Forward Appeal! Request more information.
Deep River Rock Belfast City Marathon, 8 Mile Walk & Fun Run - 2 May 2016
Take a ‘big step forward’ for Mencap and sign up to run or walk the Belfast City Marathon for learning disability.All funds raised will benefit Mencap’s big step forward appeal! #bigstepforward. Request more information.
SSE Walled City Marathon, Derry/Londonderry - May 2016
Take on the 26.2 mile Walled City Marathon in aid of Mencap and run up a fundraising total to be proud of! Funds raised will help build equip and run a centre for children with a learning disability and their families here in NI. Request more information.
Color Run, Belfast - 20 August 2015
Are you ready for the craziest, most colorful, 5k of your life? Sign up to day and get sponsored to run through the rainbow for Mencap in Northern Ireland’s Big Step Forward appeal! Request more information.
Deep River Belfast City Half Marathon – 20 September 2015
Help Mencap’s big step forward appeal reach the finish line by taking on the ever popular Belfast half marathon and help support those with a learning disability here in Northern Ireland. Request more information.
Mencap's Big Step Forward Sponsored Walk, Belfast - 26 September 2015
Step it up and join us as we walk from Segal House to the site of the new centre for children and adults with a learning disability at Newtownbreda – all ages all abilities are invited to put your best foot forward and register to start raising sponsorship! Request more information.
Belfast Telegraph Runher Titanic 10k Run & Walk, Belfast – 4 October 2015
One for the ladies - It’s time to get up and get going - sign up and start raising Mencap sponsorship to walk or run this exciting 10k finishing at the stunning Titanic building. Request more information.
Dublin Marathon - 26 October 2015
Get sponsored to run 26.2 miles in the fair City of Dublin – get your guddies on and fast forward for Mencap’s big step forward appeal. Request more information.
London to Paris Cycle Challenge - 11 May 2016
Get ‘on yer bike’ for Mencap and help spin in the cash for Mencap’s big step forward appeal. Cycling from London to Paris is one of the great cycle experiences in Europe. Passing through picturesque Kent countryside, crossing the Channel and through Northern France to the Eiffel Tower. Request more information.
Lap the Lough, Lough Neagh – 30 August 2015
Lap the Lough for Mencap this summer. The route goes around Lough Neagh, the largest lake in Ireland and Britain. It’s all or nothing, 81 miles - hugging the loughshore as closely as possible. All fundraising will benefit Mencap’s big step forward appeal. Request more information.
Run Mucker Run, Ballymoney – April 2016
Run Mucker Run is a unique event which offers you the chance to test your all round fitness and mental determination - 5k or 10k - over rugged terrain and specially designed obstacles. Put your body and mind to the test whilst raising funds for Mencap’s big step forward appeal. Request more information.
Zip Line, Belfast
Zip through the skies of Belfast as you leap off a platform140ft in the air zoom at speeds of up to 40mph across the river Lagan for this unforgettable experience. Request more information.
Obel Charity Abseil, Belfast - 5 September 2015
Take a step into the unknown for Mencap this year with our charity abseil – we need you! Request more information.
Tough Mudder, Dublin - 11 and 12 July 2015
Hey tough guy… are you ready for this? Challenge yourself to the toughest, muddiest adventure course around whilst raising money for Mencap. Request more information.
Mencap's Mourne Mountain Challenge - 15 August 2015
Join us on this year’s Mencap mourne mountain challenge as we reach the peak of Donard for Mencap’s Big Step Forward appeal. Request more information.
Sky Dive – 27 June 2015
The sky is the limit - Are you brave enough to take that ‘big step’ out of a plane - Mencap need you to tick this one off your bucket list while raising a bucket of money for Mencap! Request more information.
Step out in style to support Mencap’s Big Step Forward appeal for our annual Race Day event at the prestigious Down Royal Racecourse. Enjoy thrilling racing, a sumptuous meal, charity auction, raffle and live entertainment hosted by local favourite Pamela Ballantine. Tickets cost £100 per person. Tables seat 10, but we can accommodate larger parties. Request more information.
Superhero Day - Wednesday 6 - Friday 8 May 2016
Whether you’re donning a full superhero costume or cape, or getting sponsored to do a few good deeds for the day – we need you to get involved to be a superhero for children with a learning disability. Find out more.
Swim the Mencap Mile
Help Mencap reach our target and support the big step forward appeal by getting sponsored to swim the Mencap mile – 64 lengths of a 25m pool. With every stroke, with every splash, children with a learning disability will benefit. Request more information.
Festive Jumper Day
Jazz up your jumper this festive season and get sponsored to wear your fluffiest, funkiest, festive jumper. Request more information.
Funky Footwear Day
Get sponsored to wear your silliest socks, tremendous tights or ludicrous loafers. Wear crazy, colourful or odd socks or shoes. Request more information.
Festive Footwear Day
Get sponsored to wear festive themed footwear: frightening footwear for Halloween, Santa socks at Christmas and bunny boots at Easter? Request more information.
Mencap BIG tea with me
Throw a tea party at your school, workplace or community group for Mencap! Request more information.
Bake with me
Fancy yourself as a Mary Berry – why not hold your own BIG bake sale in aid of Mencap’s big step forward appeal. Request more information.
Volunteer your time at our street collections and bag packs. Request more information.
Mencap’s Bunny Hop
Sponsored Bunny Hop Easter 2015 - Local school and nursery children get sponsored to 'hop until you drop' for Mencap's hop-a-thon. Request more information.
Mencap’s Spooky Dancethon
Host a sponsored danethon in aid of Mencap this Halloween – turn on the monster mash or the zombie shuffle and ‘dance until you drop’ – add fancy dress for fiendishly good fun! Request more information.
If you would like further details about fundraising in Northern Ireland, please fill in our sign up form or contact us:
The Northern Ireland fundraising team
Telephone: 028 9069 1351