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Events: 09 March 2020

Calcutta Run 2020

Calcutta Run 2020

Calcutta Run the Legal Fundraiser is calling runners of all levels, family, kids and friends to join their charity run (or walk) on Saturday 24 October 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.

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.

King’s Inns Participation 

King’s Inns is delighted to be officially participating as an organisation this year and would like as much students, members, staff and friends to participate as possible. For more information, please contact Diane Sutton at members@kingsinns.ie.

For more details and information on how to register for the walk or run, please visit CALCUTTARUN.COM.

All funds raised go to help two very worthy charities, THE HOPE FOUNDATION and PETER MCVERRY TRUST.

About 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 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 including three editions of the Calcutta Run Cycle Sportive (2017 to 2019). Calcutta Run now accommodates walkers, runners as well as soccer and tennis players with events taking place in Dublin, New York, Calcutta and Cork! 

Over 1,500 people took part in 2019, raising an incredible €300,000. Calcutta Run want to raise this amount again in 2020.  

Although this is the 22nd year, €4.3 million has been raised over 21 years, which has helped countless homeless young people both at home and abroad through the Peter McVerry Trust, The Hope Foundation, and previously through GOAL.

For more information about the event, visit their website here.