Run for Charity?

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Running the Connemarathon and want to raise some money for a charity? We have included some suggestions below. Enter as normal and contact your chosen charity to see how you can help them.

Run for COPE Galway

COPE Galway is a social services organisation whose vision is an “Improved Quality of Life in a Home of your Own” for people affected by homelessness, women and children experiencing domestic violence, and for older people living in Galway. We do this by Supporting Home, Promoting Community and Reducing Isolation through our various service and support centres around the city and county, endeavouring to reach the most vulnerable in the community. If you would like to support COPE Galway by taking part in the Connemarathon contact Marie Anne at 091 778 750 or email

Run for the Galway Simon Community

Last year 622 households in our local community turned to Galway Simon in crisis; people that you may not suspect would ever have trouble keeping their own home. Unfortunately this changing face of homelessness is seeing an alarming number of families and individuals being forced to choose between putting food on the table or keeping up with rising rent and bills. For someone facing such difficulties, early intervention and putting the right supports in place can often be key in preventing a spiral into homelessness. To run for Galway Simon contact

Run for Cancer Care West

Cancer Care West are a team of cancer care professionals, support staff and volunteers who offer practical and emotional supports to help people through their experience of cancer. Patient and family support is the centre of everything they do and their priorities are to equip all those they meet with the supports they need to maintain peace of mind and quality of life. They don’t charge for any of the services they provide and are hugely appreciative of the fundraising donations that they receive from Connemarathon participants. If you would like to run for Cancer Care West contact for a fundraising pack.

Breakthrough Cancer Research

Breakthrough Cancer Research is an Irish cancer charity focused on research and are particularly directed at the harder to treat cancers and those with a poor prognosis. Breakthrough facilitates excellence in research by bringing scientists and clinicians together to collaborate with the aim of discovering and developing new effective treatments and cures for patients. We fund research aimed at saving the patients who cannot be saved today. To support Breakthrough Cancer Research contact Jesse on 021 4226655 or email

Run for the NCBI

NCBI (The National Council for the Blind of Ireland) is Ireland’s leading national sight loss agency. NCBI is an organisation providing practical support and services to people who are living with sight loss in Ireland. We also provide a range of services to public and private organisations to make sure that their services are accessible to people who are blind and vision impaired. There are nearly a quarter of a million people affected by sight loss in Ireland. Our mission is to support this community in overcoming barriers to inclusion and to reach their full potential. To support us, contact

Run for Fighting Blindness

Fighting Blindness is an Irish patient-led charity funding and enabling world-leading research into treatments and cures for blindness. It provides a professional counselling service to support people affected by sight loss. Through education and advocacy Fighting Blindness works to empower everyone in Ireland living with severe vision impairment. If you would like to support Fighting Blindness by taking part in the Connemarathon please Kathleen on 01 6789004 or

Charities, why not create a team of runners and provide them with a race pack including a custom t-shirt. To be included on this page please contact for details.

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