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 a varying number of 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:
In order to guarantee your place, you’ll need to commit to reach the fundraising target for your chosen charity. You’ll be supported throughout your fundraising journey by the realbuzz team and your charity team, all the way to race day! Plus, to thank you for choosing to run for charity, you’ll also get:
If you have a general entry place but want to run for charity, simply choose your cause and set up a fundraising page to get started.
Can’t see your charity?
You may have a specific charity in mind that you’d like to run for which may not currently be an official charity partner of the Irish Life Dublin Marathon. In this case you can run with realbuzz and fundraise for your chosen cause. Realbuzz has a number of charity places in the event exclusively for runners wishing to support their own charity. Just select ‘Own Charity Place’ to get started. Hurry, as this is a sold-out event, there are limited places left.
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 super-charge your efforts which you can view here.