Virtual Calcutta Run will take place this September 17 – 26. This year we are going global, collectively running, walking, hiking or cycling 30,000km over 10 days from Dublin to Cork, on to New York, next stop Olympic Tokyo, on to Kolkata and finishing up in Dublin!
Members of the profession, their families and friends will fundraise together virtually. Raise €10 for every kilometre, reaching our target of €300,000 to help alleviate homelessness.
Everyone taking part can do so whenever and wherever they like over ten days throughout Ireland and around the globe. So please spread the word among friends, family and colleagues. Arrange a small run in your own area, city whether it is in Ireland or abroad. Arrange firm gatherings on a specific date in the local area or near your firm.
The generosity seen in 2020 was unparalleled and beyond expectations with €285,000 being raised to help alleviate homelessness in Ireland and Kolkata. We want to match last year’s success to raise vital funds for the Peter McVerry Trust and The Hope Foundation.
This year team and individual awards will be awarded to firms and individual participants in recognition of all their hard work.
Let’s do what we do well as a profession, in helping those who need our help.
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.
You will be sent a PDF sponsorship card to print and use and will be redirected to set up your virtual run fundraising page where you can also track the distance you are running, walking, cycling or hiking from October 30 – November 8th.