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Events: 09 October 2020

Calcutta Run 2020

Calcutta Run 2020

Calcutta Run, the Legal Fundraiser, are asking the legal profession and supporters to run, walk, cycle, hike a collective 10,000km to get them from Ireland to Kolkata – and raise vital funds for the Peter McVerry Trust and The Hope Foundation in the process.

Participants can do this in their own time from October 30 – November 8.

Further details can be found here.

Members of our community who are participating in the King’s Inns Fitness Challenge and want to participate in the Calcutta Run are most welcome to use the distance clocked during the timeframe above as part of our Challenge. 

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.