The CCUC Stormont Mile
in association with Hagan Homes – back for 2022!
Saturday 1st October, 2022 – 12pm
Can you Run Stormont?
Yes you can! It’s only 1 mile!
You can raise funds for the Children’s Cancer Unit at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children by taking part in a 1 mile race from Parliament Buildings to the gates of the Stormont Estate. Choose your pace and get ready to race!
All runners will receive a souvenir race t-shirt and bragging rights to say that they ran Stormont!
Not a runner? Then you can still Stride with Pride!
Join us on October 1 for the CCUC Stormont Mile Walk – an opportunity for all the family to get involved and support the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity.
A special thanks to our friends and event partner, Hagan Homes who will be joining us on the day too!
Your entry fee will include a race day t-shirt!
A personalised fundraising page will be created automatically at the end of the sign up process to help us raise as much as we can to support the Children’s Cancer Unit.
Child registration fee includes a certificate and sweet treat.
Any child entries will not get a fundraising page created automatically at the end of the sign up process.
All adults will receive a race day t-shirt. Children will receive a sweet treat.
A personalised fundraising page will be created automatically at the end of the sign up process in the name of the lead adult. You can alter the name of this if you wish. This will help us raise more needed funds to support the Children’s Cancer Unit.
For any corporate entries, please contact us on email@example.com before registering.
Chance to RUN Stormont for the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity
Do you think you could ‘run’ Stormont? That’s the challenge being set by the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity, who’s asking runners to help them raise vital funds for families living with childhood cancer in Northern Ireland by taking part in a one mile downhill race at the historical site.
The CCUC Stormont Mile, in association with Hagan Homes, allows participants to run or walk the iconic Prince of Wales Avenue in the shadow of Parliament Buildings on Saturday 1 October.
This unique running event is the only event of its kind where participants complete just one mile downhill against competitors of the same level and speed. This means runners of all abilities – both competitive or those who just like a quick exercise – can take part in different races according to their own ability.
The also includes the CCUC Stormont Mile Family Walk, for families or those who like to take it a little bit easier, as well as other fun activities for the kids.
Speaking at the launch, Jacqueline Wilkinson from the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity said:
“We are thrilled to be launching the 2022 CCUC Stormont Mile, an d bringing runners and walkers of all ages and abilities back to the Stormont Estate to raise funds for the Children’s Cancer Unit. Charities like ours rely on the generous contributions of organisations and the public to deliver our services and support children and families, so the funds raised from this event will go directly to helping children with cancer.”
James Hagan, Founder and Chairman of Hagan Homes, who are the event’s main sponsor added:
“We are delighted to support this event which provides funding to families facing the terrifying journey of a child’s cancer diagnosis. We can only imagine how hard that must be for any family, so are delighted to lend our support to the CCUC Stormont Mile to help support children and families affected by childhood cancer.”
The Children’s Cancer Unit Charity exists to support the work of the medical team and staff at the Children’s Haematology and Oncology Unit at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, as well as families who are impacted across Northern Ireland.
We would like to give a heartfelt thanks to all our sponsors and corporate partners of the CCUC Stormont Mile. Without their support, we would not have been able to host the event:
2019 – Race for Reece: Run Stormont for the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity
Belfast boy Reece Magill joined Ireland Athlete and European medalist Ciara Mageean to launch a unique running event this Summer, in aid of the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity.
The CCUC Stormont Mile will see hundreds of runners completing the distance from Parliament Buildings to the entrance of the Stormont Estate. The Charity is inviting individuals, businesses and even politicians to take part, with the incentive of supporting the important work of the Children’s Cancer Unit.
Reece, age 10, is currently receiving treatment for Leukemia at the Unit at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, where he will continue to visit regularly until September 2020. At the launch, he encouraged runners of all ages and abilities to get involved on 30th June.
He said: “The Children’s Cancer Unit is a very special place. When I am there, I am looked after by some of the best doctors and nurses in the world and they make me feel so much better. I hope lots of people will join me at Stormont on the 30th June to help raise funds for our team.
“It’s only one mile, so if I can do it – you can do it too!”
During a brief visit home, Ciara Mageean helped launch the event and passed on some expert tips for training ahead of the big day.
She added: “I am delighted to be involved in this exciting event, alongside Reece who is such an inspiring boy. Today we have tested out the route and everything seems to be in order, although I can tell that I already have some stiff competition!
“I know what it is like to compete at the highest level and the CCUC Stormont Mile is set to be a fantastic event for serious runners aiming for a great time, as well as for more casual runners who will have a great day’s fun while supporting an important cause. Come on runners, enter the race and see how quickly you can run the mile!”
The one-mile course will start in front of Parliament buildings, with runners completing a small section of the mile route on flat ground before racing downhill along the Stormont Estate driveway to the gates.
Anna McDonald from The Children’s Cancer Unit Charity explained the rationale behind the event.
“We are always looking for new ways to support children and families affected by childhood cancer in Northern Ireland. All funds raised through The CCUC Stormont Mile will go directly towards supporting the vital work of the medical team at the Children’s Cancer Unit.
“We have always had great support from the running community so we hope they will join us on 30th June for some competitive racing and a great day’s craic.”
The CCUC Stormont Mile takes place on Sunday 30th June at the Stormont Estate. All entrants will receive an entry pack which includes a souvenir tee shirt. Cost of adult entry is £20.