Irish Life Dublin Marathon
Official Charity Partners
Need a Charity Place?
If you don't already have an entry in the event click the details of your favourite charity below to apply for one of their special guaranteed charity entries.
Already got a Race Entry?
Congratulations! Contact your favourite charity using the same form, join their team and help them raise much needed funds.
If you have an entry please contact your favourite charity using the same form, join their team and raise much needed funds for them.
To create your fundraising page and start your fundraising journey click here.
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Charity Partners - If you are a charity and would like to join our official charity programme, please complete the contact form to send us an enquiry.CONTACT FORM
Select your favourite charity
Click the enquire link and complete the form.
Your charity will be in touch
Your charity will be in touch asap using the contact details you supplied in your application.
Discuss your fundraising target with your charity and start raising money for a great cause!
You can only have one ‘live’ application to a charity at any one time. Please look through the listings and choose a charity to support that is close to your heart. If your application is rejected you are able to submit an application to another charity or you can withdraw your application at any time by contacting Realbuzz Group and submit a new application to a different charity.
Yes! Even if you already have your own place in the KBC Dublin Marathon, our partner charities would love to have you on their fundraising teams. As an own place runner your charity will still provide you with all the support you need. As you already have a place in the event, this won’t use up one of the charity’s limited guaranteed entries, meaning your charity can add even more runners to their fundraising team. To apply as an own place fundraiser, be sure to select ‘Yes, I have my own entry’ on the ‘Do you already have an entry in this event?’ step of the application form.
All of our official charity partners of the KBC Dublin Marathon have guaranteed entries in the event for fundraisers. If you already have your own place in the event, you are welcome to raise money for any charity of your choice. Charities who are not an official charity partner will not be able to offer you a guaranteed entry in the event if you do not already have one.
Alternatively you can ask your charity to get in touch here to learn more about how they can become involved in the official charity programme.
As well as including the personal information your charity will need to get in touch with you, your application will also include some information about your fundraising.
Remember, charities will receive a high volume of applications and will not be able to offer places to everyone. You are more likely to be accepted based on the quality of your application, specifically ‘Why do you want to participate?’ and ‘How will you meet your fundraising goal?’ so please think carefully about your answers.
Charity place runners do not have their own entry in the race (via the ballot) and so have been allocated one of the charity’s guaranteed entries by agreeing to a minimum fundraising target. Own place runners have secured an entry via the ballot and do not need any help from the charity to secure a place in the event.
All charities set their own fundraising amounts for the KBC Dublin Marathon, so minimum fundraising targets will vary. Once your application has been submitted, your charity will be in touch to discuss your fundraising target with you before accepting your application. Don’t worry though - every official charity partner will provide you with all of the support and resources you’ll need to easily reach your fundraising target. If you want to find out more about a charity’s fundraising target, please use the contact details on each of the listings to request more information directly from the charity you wish to support.
This will vary between charities, as a charity will close their applications once they have filled their limited amount of guaranteed charity places. To avoid disappointment, make sure you submit your application as early as possible.
As a fundraiser you’ll receive support from your charity throughout your KBC Dublin Marathon journey, including during your training, on race day itself and after the race. The support you receive will vary from charity to charity, but may include training plans, fundraising resources, regular updates from your charity, and personalised running t-shirts. As a fundraiser your charity will be hugely grateful for your vital contribution to their cause, so you’ll find that they will help you however they can.
Irish Heart Foundation
- Email Anne Riordan:email@example.com
- Call us on: 086 8520199
Every year in Ireland almost 9,000 people die from heart disease and stroke. Join team Irish Heart and help support people in Ireland living with a heart condition or the effects of stroke.Enquire
American Cancer Society - DetermiNation
- Email Ramon Bermo: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on:9083805873
Together, we’ll tackle every course, rally every community, and stay absolutely relentless in the fight against cancer. Join DetermiNation and Make Your Miles More MeaningfulEnquire
Organization for Autism Research
- Email Sean Flynn: email@example.com
- Call us on:703-243-8020
Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is the only autism organization which focuses solely on applied research. We fund research studies that investigate treatments, educational approaches, and statistical aspects of autism. RUN FOR AUTISM is the charity running program of OAR.Enquire
- Email Mary Murphy: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on:01 2052012
Make-A Wish® Ireland grants magical wishes to children between the ages of 3 and 17 years living with life threatening medical conditions, such as Cancer and Cystic fibrosis. These children and their families need the hope, joy and lasting memories that a wish can bring. Visit www.makeawish.ieEnquire
Irish Cancer Society
- Email Adam Abbott: email@example.com
- Call us on:087 274 3132
As the largest voluntary funder of cancer research in Ireland we are working towards a cancer free future. Through our free services, supports and advice we are ensuring that cancer patients and their families are not alone at a time they need it most. The Irish Cancer Society receives only 3% of its funding from the Government so we rely on the support and generosity of the Irish public. Join Team Irish Cancer Society and make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families across Ireland.Enquire
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind
- Email Niamh Wingate: NiamhWingate@guidedogs.ie
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (IGDB) is Ireland’s national charity dedicated to enabling people who are vision impaired and families of children with autism to achieve improved mobility and independence.Enquire
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
- Email Jarlath Coyle: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on:867955625
Another 30 people will be diagnosed with dementia in Ireland today! Join TeamASI and help us to continue to support people living with dementia in Ireland. See more at alzheimer.ie.Enquire
- Email Tess Clinch: email@example.com
- Call us on:01 8428118
Diabetes Ireland is dedicated to helping people with diabetes. Providing Support, Education, and Motivation to our community. Raising awareness of diabetes and its symptoms, supporting and funding research into causes, prevention, and cure.Enquire
- Email Pam Rickard: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on:540-238-7187
Former NBA player Chris Herren founded The Herren Project to help others navigate the road to recovery from addiction. We provide recovery resources and support services, increase awareness and lead initiatives focused on prevention and education.Enquire
- Email Ciara Mckillop: email@example.com
- Call us on:07483 458019
People facing challenges with homelessness, mental health issues or family crisis turn to Extern for help. We bring warmth, care and hope to these individuals and families across the island of Ireland.Enquire
National Breast Cancer Research Institute
- Email Patrick Casey: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on:091 863 917
The National Breast Cancer Research Institute is a national charity that funds a comprehensive research programme at the University of Galway, improving Outcomes For Women In Ireland And Across The WorldEnquire
Children of Peru Foundation
- Call us on:1-917-215-1977
Dedicated to building a better future for poor children in Peru.Enquire
- Email Lizee Graham: email@example.com
- Call us on:0845 716 146
We provide care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Last year we cared for over 40000 people across the UK.Enquire
Brain Tumour Research
- Email Carol Robertson: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on:01908 867200
Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. Help us in our vision to find a cure.Enquire
- Call us on:ROI 01 453 7111 or NI 028 90647755
The Republic of Ireland please contact: Sarah Kearney at email@example.com or for Northern Ireland please contact: Angela Smith at firstname.lastname@example.orgEnquire
Amnesty International Ireland
- Email Annette Ryan: email@example.com
- Call us on:01 8638300
Amnesty International is a human rights movement of 10 million people. Our vision is of a world where those in power keep their promises, respect international law and are held to account.Enquire
Team Red, White and Blue
- Email John Faunce: firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) exists to guide veterans through a journey of wellbeing, with real-life and virtual opportunities focused on building a healthier lifestyle because a strong focus on mental and physical health is critical to ensuring veterans’ best days are ahead.Enquire
Children in Hospital Ireland
- Email Julia Dressler: email@example.com
- Call us on:087 6166623
- Email Kerry Emmanuelidis: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on:516-562-9000
Critical - Emergency Response
- Email Jess: email@example.com
- Call us on:0214190999 or 0867876484
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Charity
- Email Robyn Sefton: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on:0151 600 1409
Irish Wheelchair Association
- Email Ciarán McDonagh: email@example.com
- Call us on:0858012232
Action Mental Health
- Email our fundraising team: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on:+44 (028) 91828494
Cancer Fund For Children
- Email Alex Murdock: email@example.com
- Call us on:0044 2890 805599
ARC Cancer Support Centres
- Email Tracy Power: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on:01 215 0250
Acquired Brain Injury Ireland
- Email Matt Powell: email@example.com
- Call us on:086 410 3681
CRY Ireland (Cardiac Risk in the Young in Ireland)
- Email Lucia Ebbs: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on:014142235
Biobank Ireland Trust Cancer Research
- Email Geoffrey Kane: email@example.com
- Call us on:086 6005135
The Gavin Glynn Foundation
- Email John Glynn: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on:08793 59199
The Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust
- Email Samantha Windrum: email@example.com
- Call us on:+353871871575
Heart Children Ireland
- Email Niamh Kearney: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on:0830254580
Prader Willi Syndrome Association Ireland
- Email Derek Corrigan: email@example.com
- Call us on:+353 8791 50208
The Rotunda Foundation
- Email Sheila Costigan: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on:+353 1872 2377
Down Syndrome Centre
- Email Rhona O'Donovan: email@example.com
- Call us on:086 8035530
Seal Rescue Ireland
- Email Kathy Baker Walsh: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on:053 942 4980