Red Dress Fun Run 2024


72% reached of total of £75,000

DATE & TIME: 11am Sunday 25th February 2024

LOCATION: Live at Stormont Estate, Belfast

Save the date and join us for the most heartwarming 5k fun run of 2024

Why take part?

641,644 people are on registers for chest, heart and stroke conditions (including hypertension) in Northern Ireland.

In the adult population:

  • about 1 in 5 people have a diagnosis of a chest, heart or stroke condition (about 290,000 people)
  • at least 1 in 4 people (about 380,000) are living with chest, heart and stroke conditions, maybe as many as 1 in 3 (about 470,000 people)

Deaths due to chest, heart and stroke conditions, when combined, are the #1 cause of death in NI.

They are responsible for 14 deaths per day or 5,268 per year.

Did you know?

In 2022/23 we:

  • Invested £3.4 million in fighting chest, heart and stroke illnesses
  • Developed a new anti vaping awareness schools programme 
  • Supported over 17,000 people and organisations across all our services, through workplaces, hostels and community groups
  • Currently have £2 million invested in local research to fight chest, heart and stroke illnesses

This is why we need your help by taking part and fundraising, so we can continue supporting local people.

We had an incredible day at the Red Dress Fun Run 2023 and that the final total raised was a phenomenal £73,000!

Almost 90% of our services are funded by public donations which support our care services, research and health promotion teams.

We look forward to seeing you and your friends and family take part in our Red Dress Fun Run 2024 and supporting NICHS!


Christine Duncan