COLERAINE resident Caroline Smyth is set to take on the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon on September 22 in aid of the charity Air Ambulance NI.
The race will be Caroline’s first half marathon and it’s the second run she’s taken part in for Air Ambulance NI.
Caroline and her 10-year-old son, Harry, organised ‘Harry’s Run,’ a 12km charity run that raised more than £14,000 for both Air Ambulance NI and Harry’s primary school, Gorran.
Harry planned the event in memory of his dad, Peter Smyth, who died in a tragic road traffic collision in February 2019.
Caroline said: “A half marathon has been on my bucket list for years and I like to run, so I signed up. I’m doing it for Air Ambulance NI because of the amazing support they give people across the region.
“Each day £5,500 is needed in fundraising to keep the air ambulance in the air and we hear all the time how many lives it has saved, so I want to inspire people to donate and keep the air ambulance running.
“I was overwhelmed by the support of people following Harry’s Run, so this is my way of continuing to help Air Ambulance NI and keep encouraging people to support this important charity.”