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Members: 07 March 2019

Calcutta Run 2019

Calcutta Run 2019

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 18 May at the Law Society of Ireland on 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 third Calcutta Cycle Sportive, a non–competitive cycling sportive will take place on the same day as the run. The 50km and 100km routes will start and finish at the Law Society of Ireland in Blackhall Place. Registration will take place from 7:30am to 8:30am and cyclists will depart at 9:00am.

For more details and information on how to register for the run or cycle, please visit

All monies raised go to help two very worthy charities, The Hope Foundation and Peter McVerry Trust.

About the Calcutta Run

The fundraiser was originally the idea of Eoin MacNeill and Joe Kelly of A&L Goodbody. In January 1999, Eoin and Joe approached the Law Society of Ireland to explore ways of bringing the legal profession together to create an annual fundraising event to support homeless children in Ireland and in Calcutta. They met with Ken Murphy, who introduced them to Cillian MacDomhnaill and the idea of Calcutta Run was born! Eoin, Joe and Cillian are still centrally involved in the Calcutta Run today.

Spurred by the success of the inaugural run in 1999, the event has grown from strength to strength and now accommodates walkers, runners, cyclists, soccer players and tennis players, with events taking place in Dublin, New York, Calcutta and Cork!

Over 1,300 people took part in 2018, raising an incredible €300,000. Calcutta Run want to raise this amount again in 2019.