32 Marathons, 32 Days in 32 Counties

Belfast runners Paul Tyrrell, Brendan McNally and Damien Grant from CCU32 are pictured with Gareth Stewart from Q Radio, Chris Slowey from Manfreight and Jacqueline Wilkinson from The Children’s Cancer Unit Charity

Tyrone will be the location for day two of an extreme endurance challenge which will see three determined Belfast runners aim to complete 32 marathons in 32 consecutive days in all 32 counties in Ireland.

In the process ‘Team CCU32’ aim to raise as much money as possible to go towards buying a much needed new Ultrasound Scanner for the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity of the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. 

The marathons kick start on Thursday, August 2 in event sponsor Manfreight’s Headquarters in Portadown, Co Armagh and they will trace their way across each country, completing their 32 day challenge on 2nd September in their home town of Belfast. 

Day 2 is the Tyrone marathon, kick starting at MUSA in Cookstown at 10am on Friday, August 3. Local runners are welcome to join them or cheer them on as they run by.

Their 32 day challenge on 2 September, culminating in a family celebration fun day at The Mary Peter’s Track to celebrate their achievement and to thank everyone for their support.  Other amateur or experienced runners are encouraged to join them during the routes in their area, details of which can be found on their website  

The Children’s Cancer Unit Charity exists solely to support the work of the Children’s Cancer and Haematology Unit at The Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast and is the only facility of its kind for children with cancer in Northern Ireland. 

They appeal for the public to donate on their CCU32 Just Giving Page to help raise their target of £100,000 for the charity.
And, as every penny counts, they are encouraging as many people as possible to make affordable donations of just £2 to The Children’s Cancer Unit Charity by text to 70070 with the message CCUC99 £2 
Details of location of all routes can be found on the CCU32 website under “marathon info” section.

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