Calcutta Run – the legal fundraiser
5km + 10km Run/Walk
Ready – Set – Go! The Calcutta Run – the Legal Fundraiser is calling runners of all levels, family, kids and friends to join the run and Finish Line Festival to kick off the summer at 11am on Saturday, 16 May at Blackhall Place. As well as a 10km route, a shorter distance of 5km was introduced last year. Bring the whole family and even your dog along to enjoy the scenic route through the Phoenix Park. If you want to take it easy, you can also walk the route.
As a reward for all the hard work, runners and walkers will receive a goodie bag and can then relax and enjoy the BBQ, bar, live music, DJ and fun activities at the Finish Line Festival in the grounds of Blackhall Place. If that isn’t exhausting enough, participants can also hit a club that night for the official after-party!
Kids will also get their time to shine in the mini athletics and other fun activities at the festival. We don’t just promise a great day for all participants but also a guaranteed fun day out so get your friends and family involved.
There were 1,100 participants in 2014 and over the last 17 years in excess of €3m has been raised. There is no registration fee but we do ask that all participants raise an individual fundraising amount of at least €100 which will help us reach our 2015 target of €200,000.
History and charities
The Calcutta Run was set up by the legal profession 17 years ago to help homeless youths in Dublin and Calcutta. The aim is to actively involve all participants in raising funds for the Calcutta Run beneficiary charities Peter McVerry Trust and GOAL. 100% of all funds raised by participants and supporters goes directly to both charities.
In order for the Calcutta Run – the Legal Fundraiser to be a continued success and provide much needed funds to the charities, we need both loyal supporters and new recruits to take part this year so Sign Up Now.
Calcutta Run charities
We believe that it is very important to continue to assist GOAL in their trojan work in Calcutta. The funds raised by all participants will do just this.
Goal’s projects in Calcutta include educating children working in brick kilns, providing wash facilities and building mother and child units. Read more on Goal’s projects…
Peter McVerry Trust has provided a wide range of services including homeless and housing services, drug treatment and detox services as well as under 18 residential services to the homeless in Dublin since 1983. In 2014 the charity worked with over 1,500 individuals in the Dublin region and recently announced the opening of two new homeless services in Dublin and Kildare, providing 50 desperately needed additional beds for people experiencing homelessness….