Hurry only one place available.
42 kilometres. 5 runners. 1 life-changing experience.
ChildFund Australia is searching for five passionate marathon runners to run the 2012 Dublin Marathon, and fundraise to support our work with children in East Timor. Are you up for the challenge?
In October 2012, you could be off to Dublin to explore the city's historic landmarks, experience a real Irish pub and run the Dublin Marathon! Known as the 'Friendly Marathon', this event brings thousands of spectators to the streets to cheer you on as you lap the city centre. You’ll pass the finish line proud at what you’ve achieved in support of children, and ready to join your fellow marathon runners for a celebratory pint of Guinness.
By running this event you will achieve so much. You’ll have run an international marathon but you’ll also fundraise to help provide 48 community volunteers in East Timor with essential healthcare training.
Every day in East Timor children die from preventable illnesses such as malaria, diarrhoea and respiratory disease. In fact, one in 10 children die before the age of five. Your support will give children in East Timor the best chance of celebrating their fifth birthday.
The communities that you’ll support are in rural areas where families are often unaware of the health services available and the nearest healthcare facility is usually very far from home. By training community-based volunteers to provide healthcare information, families will have the opportunity to learn about topics such as immunisations, illness identification, disease prevention and hygiene. With four volunteers in each community, you’ll be helping 12 communities in total.
We only have five tickets for the 2012 Dublin Marathon, so get in quick! Register now by calling Nadia on 1300 905 188, or download the information pack (coming soon!) for more info. Together, we can help vulnerable children in East Timor.
Remember, your support will provide essential healthcare training for 48 volunteers in 12 communities and give children in East Timor the best chance of celebrating their fifth birthday.
We still have one place available for Dublin and we have also just announced places for the New York marathon.