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Events: 26 July 2021

Calcutta Run 2021

Calcutta Run 2021

Calcutta Run, the Legal Fundraiser, is asking the legal profession and supporters to run, walk, hike or cycle a collective 30,000km over ten days, this year travelling from Dublin to Cork, on to New York, next stop Olympic Tokyo, on to Kolkata and finishing back in Dublin!

Participants can do this in their own time from Friday 17 September – Sunday 26 September, raising vital funds for the Peter McVerry Trust and The Hope Foundation in the process. This year, Calcutta Run is looking to raise €300,000, which is €10 for every kilometre travelled.


King’s Inns is delighted to be a part of and welcome all our students, alumni, members, staff and the wider community to register as part of a King’s Inns Team. You can register on the Calcutta website here, selecting King’s Inns in the drop–down menu.

If you would like to donate to the Calcutta Run and support King’s Inns team efforts, you can donate online through our Calcutta Run iDonate page.

In September, you will be able to follow the progress of the teams participating here.

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 of Ireland to explore ways of bringing the legal profession together to create an annual fundraising event to support homeless children in Ireland and 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. 

For more information about the event, visit their website.