Action Cancer launches New York City Marathon 2016

If you are a runner, then the New York City Marathon will definitely be on your bucket list! Why not do something amazing this year and join Team Action Cancer to run the world’s largest marathon on Sunday 6th November 2016.

Action Cancer’s Fundraising Officer Arlene Creighton said, “New York is one of the six World Marathon Majors, the race day is spectacular – a carnival atmosphere takes over the city with 2.5 million spectators lining the streets and bands playing on every corner. Nothing prepares runners for the experience when you complete the NYC Marathon.

You don’t need to be a super fit athlete to enter; all you need is the determination and the desire to make a difference. Our events team will provide you with all the practical advice and support you need to kick start your fundraising and help make running the New York Marathon 2016 very achievable.

Grainne Reid who took part in NYC 2015, her first ever marathon, said

“Anyone who is considering running a marathon should take the opportunity to combine raising money for this great cause with training for running NYC Marathon, it’s a great motivator!”

“We have all had personal experience of knowing a family member or friend who has been affected by cancer, and knowing that so many people had so generously supported me, kept me motivated along the 26 mile route – it was incredible!”

Go for it – sign up today – you won’t regret it! To guarantee your place, all that’s required is a deposit which can be paid in instalments, then a minimum sponsorship of £2,875 to be raised by November 2016.

All monies raised will fund Action Cancer’s lifesaving services in Northern Ireland including breast screening, Big Bus mobile unit, M.O.T. health checks, as well as complementary therapy and counselling support services.

To sign-up or learn more on how you can make a difference and what support Action Cancer can offer, contact Arlene Creighton on 028 9080 3379 or email