It’s heart breaking to have to do this, but due to the current Covid-19 crisis we must regrettably postpone this year’s Calcutta Run. We have taken this tough decision in consultation with our charity partners, Peter McVerry Trust and The Hope Foundation.
The good news is that we have secured a new date for the Run of Saturday October 24th 2020, with thanks to the OPW and the Gardaí. We are conscious that our charities and the children they help have come to depend on our support each year. This year they will need us more than ever so we hope that circumstances allowing and with the help of all our firms and supporters, we will be able to get the Calcutta Run back on its feet and raise those much-needed funds. To help you keep up your training, we’ll be providing fitness and well-being tips via email and social media over the coming months.
So we’re asking you to keep the faith, to work & train towards our new date and, to the extent you can, to continue to donate to our charity partners during these most difficult of times.
In the interim, keep fit and keep safe!
Calcutta Run the Legal Fundraiser is calling runners of all levels, family, kids and friends to kick off the summer by either running or walking the 10km or shorter distance of 5km on Saturday 24 October at Blackhall Place at 11am. Bring the whole office, your family and friends and even your dog along to enjoy the scenic route through the Phoenix Park. Registration will take place from 9:15am to 10:15am.
The Hope Foundation is dedicated to promoting the protection of street and slum children in Calcutta and the most underprivileged in India. HOPE works to effect immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Peter McVerry Trust provides 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.
As well as receiving a sponsorship card when you sign-up, you can also set up your own online fundraising page on idonate.ie for the run.
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, DJ and kids activities at the Finish Line Festival in the grounds of Blackhall Place.
Kids will also get their time to shine in the mini athletics and fun activities. It’s a guaranteed fun day out so get your friends and family involved and sign up.