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Yes folks it's finally here - The Ray D'Arcy Show Half Million Half Marathon for LauraLynn Children's Hospice takes place this Friday, 18th April.

Together we hope to raise €500,000 for the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice.  2,000 of you raising €250 each to reach our goal of half-a-million euro. 

This is an exciting and unique event.  Running a half marathon is a brilliant personal achievement, add to that raising €250 for the most deserving charity along with 1,999 other people and you have a very special communal achievement.  2,000 people running to help Ireland’s only children’s hospice. 

Let’s make Good Friday GREAT!

Registration is now closed.

A huge thank you goes to Volkswagen Ireland who have kindly come on board to sponsor this event so we can guarantee any money you raise goes directly to LauraLynn Children's Hospice.

Race information:

  • Distance: Half Marathon
  • Date: April 18th 2014, Good Friday.
  • Venue: Phoenix Park
  • Time: 10am

Congratulations to Peter O'Carroll of CUBE Printing in Limerick who won our competition to design a logo for this great event.  Thanks to everyone who entered - we knew you were a creative bunch!

Why are we doing this?

To find out more about LauraLynn Children's Hospice and just why we want to raise €500,000 for this great charity, listen back to our interview with founder JaneMc Kenna here.

Here's the 'No Time to Die' documentary featuring staff and patients of LauraLynn House.

No Time to Die from Garry Keane on Vimeo.

Have any questions?

Questions about registration, fundraising or the event itself?  Check out our Frequently Asked Questions here. If your query isn't answered there you can email