Multi-year partnership for realbuzz and the World-Famous Irish Life Dublin Marathon

Multi-year partnership for realbuzz and the World-Famous Irish Life Dublin Marathon

Realbuzz is delighted to have signed a multi-year deal with the prestigious Irish Life Dublin Marathon to continue delivering its fast-growing charity programme. 

This extended commitment to the partnership comes after realbuzz first teamed up with Dublin’s famous marathon in 2019 to develop its official charity programme. Over the last four years, despite the impact of the covid-19 pandemic, the collaboration between realbuzz and the Irish Life Dublin Marathon, which takes place in October each year, has seen the marathon cement its position as a major fundraising event for charities in Ireland, the UK & US with a 60% increase in charity partnerships. 

The Irish Life Dublin Marathon is famous across the world and is quick to sell out for general entry; the charity programme, built and delivered by realbuzz, allows for runners to secure entry into this landmark city event as well as raise vital funds for both local and global causes through fundraising partner, EventMaster. 

With over €10 million raised each year, the 2023 event is already on track to surpass these levels. More than 20,000 runners overall will complete the 2023 event on 29th October.

Race Director, Jim Aughney, says of the partnership: “I connected with realbuzz to help structure and grow the charity programme for the event because of their unrivalled experience in this field. We were already seeing amazing fundraising efforts happening through charity runners taking part in the event, but we knew we could make this much, much bigger and more accessible for charities. I am delighted with the progress so far and know that cementing this multi-year partnership will mean we can supercharge the event’s fundraising capacity.”  

Chief Commercial Officer for realbuzz, Nick Hollowood, further adds: “It’s such an honour for us to extend our partnership with the Irish Life Dublin Marathon and continue to facilitate vital fundraising for the event’s growing list of charity partners. Our mission is to make charity running more accessible worldwide and to ensure fundraising is a central facet of endurance events, globally. We’re very much looking forward to the 2023 event with thousands of charity runners in the programme – we’re hosting a very special finisher event for all our charity champions, a fitting way to celebrate the continued growth of this prestigious charity programme!” 

Realbuzz has been the go-to place for charity running for over twenty years and partners with many of the world’s most popular endurance events including the Irish Life Dublin Marathon, the BMW Berlin-Marathon and the coveted SuperHalfs half marathon series. Working with charities of all sizes, across a wide range of amazing causes and throughout the world, they connect charity runners with the events they want to be part of and are growing their global footprint, rapidly.