Charlie Curran Memorial Run 2020

Get the New Year off to a healthy start and help two great charities in the process.

Calling all runners, joggers, walkers and everyone in between.  On Sunday 26 January 2020, The Charlie Curran Memorial Run takes place in Carlow town in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and Brain Tumour Ireland.

This chip timed event is open to those serious about their running and everyone (of all running or walking abilities) who would like to get behind this worthwhile charity event.

Starting at Carlow Town Hurling Club, Oak Park, Carlow you can complete the 5 Mile route or the Kids Dash, an event especially for younger runners (400 meters approx.).

The run is being organised by Charlie Curran in memory of his dad Charlie Curran (Senior) who passed away at the age 52 having suffered a heart attack.  Charlie’s chosen charities will resonate with many who have availed of the services of either charity be it directly or indirectly.

Our chosen charities both provide key services for people who require the help and support of both these charities.

Event Details

  • Registration online and on the day from 8:45(unless sold out in advance) in Carlow Town Hurling Club. 700 spaces available online.
  • Date: Sunday 26 January 2020
  • Location: Carlow Town Hurling Club (Carlow)
  • Race start 5 Miler is
  • The Dome Dash Dash (kids event) starts 10am (€2 per child PAY ON THE DAY) medal for all kids
  • Pacers: 35min 40min 45min 50min 55min 60min
  • Bespoke medals for all finisher.

Due to the volume of participants in this race, we do recommend that you avail of the postage option for online registration. By choosing this option, your race number will be posted to your home ahead of the race saving you time queueing on race day – just rock up and run!

About our Charity Partners

Irish Guide Dogs is Ireland’s national charity dedicated to helping people who are vision impaired and families of children with autism to achieve improved mobility and independence.

Irish Guide Dogs core purpose is to enable people with sight loss and families of children with autism to lead better lives, become more independent and more mobile.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of services in partnership with our clients while planning for the future and valuing clients, Volunteers and each other.

85% of our funding comes through voluntary donations and fundraising through a network of Volunteers across the country.  It will cost over €5 million to run our organisation this year.

Brain Tumour Ireland was founded in 2012 by a small group of people caring for a family member who was sadly lost to a Brain Tumour.

As a national organisation our aim is to continue to fight the battle against the disease in her honour. Through Brain Tumour Ireland (The Ronnie Fehily Foundation) we hope to create a place where people can come for information, guidance and comfort. A place to learn what to expect and a community to provide support.

Our primary goals are to

  • Raise Awareness & Education
  • Inform & Support
  • Promote & Fund Research

Your support or donations will raise much needed funds.  After sold out events in 2017 2018 & 2019 don’t miss out register early.


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