Run For Charity

Run For Charity


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:


  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


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:


  • 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, simply 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 super-charge your efforts which you can view here.






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