Why run for charity?

Charity fundraising has always been at the heart of the Irish Life Dublin Marathon, with over €9 million raised each year by our amazing runners. Our charity programme, in partnership with realbuzz, is growing each year and there are now over 50 Irish and International charities officially partnered with the event. You can apply to run for any one of these amazing causes and raise vital funds. Just visit the charity listing, pick a cause close to your heart and hit enquire to start your application. Don’t delay; demand for charity places has never been higher.

How does it work?

Each charity has various places for charity runners to be part of their team, and places are often in high demand. Here’s how to apply so you don’t miss out:

  1. Visit the realbuzz charity listing and choose your charity

  2. Complete the short application form to share your details with the charity

  3. They’ll be in touch directly about your application once they’ve reviewed it

To guarantee your place, you must commit to reaching the fundraising target for your chosen charity. You’ll be supported throughout your fundraising journey by the realbuzz team and your charity team, to race day! Plus, to thank you for choosing to run for charity, you’ll also get:

  • An exclusive realbuzz fundraiser medal

  • Cheering stations along the course and an expo meet and greet

  • An invite to an exclusive finisher event for charity runners

If you have a general entry place but want to run for charity, choose your cause and set up a fundraising page to get started.

Getting started with fundraising

Getting set up to fundraise couldn’t be simpler with Eventmaster, the official fundraising partner for the Irish Life Dublin Marathon. Once you’ve set up your fundraising page, you can start your journey to your fundraising target and raise vital funds for the most incredible causes!

With the support of your charity, you’ll get access to lots of ideas and guidance throughout to help you reach your fundraising target. Plus, our partners, realbuzz, have hundreds of tried and tested fundraising ideas to supercharge your efforts, which you can view here.




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