Experiment Group take the plunge with Cancer Focus NI on New Years Day

01 January 2020

Experiment Group take the plunge with Cancer Focus NI on New Years Day

Experiment 26.2 with Kathryn Holland (Cancer Focus NI) at their introductory meeting in Decathlon Belfast

Event organisers of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon have recruited 15 ambassadors to the new “Experiment 26.2” group, all training for their first ever marathon in Belfast on Sunday 3rd May 2020.

The Experiment 26.2 Group started their marathon journey in December and will be undertaking a very comprehensive marathon training package courtesy of the event’s Official Sponsors and Partners including Official Charity Partner, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.

All 15 ambassadors have chosen to run for Cancer Focus NI in May and what better official “ice breaker” challenge than to sign them up for the charity’s New Years’ Day “Dare to Dip” event at Crawfordsburn Beach!  This was one of the first of many mental, physical and endurance tests they will face as they meet and train for their first marathon!




Well and truly making a fresh start to 2020, around 300 took part in icy conditions at the event on Wednesday 1st January with funds raised going towards Immunotherapy Research at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) in Queen’s University Belfast.


You too can #MakeItCount and support Experiment 26.2 in their fundraising for Cancer Focus NI here:  https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/belfastcitymarathon or for more information on how you can help more people survive from cancer visit www.cancerfocusni.org


The 39th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon takes place on Sunday 3rd May 2020 from Stormont Estate with a full line up of events to suit all levels of fitness including the Marathon and Wheelchair Race, the Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk and Fun Run.  Entries can be made via mobile or desktop at www.belfastcitymarathon.com with an middle rate available until 28th February 2020.  Final entry will be on 10th April 2020.


The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is sponsored by Athletics Northern Ireland, Daily Mirror, Belfast City Council, Better, Cool FM (Downtown Radio and Downtown Country), Translink, Spar, Belfast Live, Framar Health, Decathlon Belfast, Tayto and Four Star Pizza.  This year’s official charity is Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.