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The Bog Run 2024 – Co. Offaly




Co. Offaly


€30 - €50

Registration now open!

Get stuck in today and help ensure no child faces cancer alone.

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Get boggin’ for children with cancer!

We want you to join us this March for our first ever Bog Run in the Republic of Ireland at Lough Boora Discovery Park in Offaly.

The Bog Run is an untimed run for fun where participants of all fitness levels can challenge themselves against nature while raising money in support of children and young people impacted by cancer.

You will climb over fallen trees, crawl through bushes, get muddy, and take on the lough all whilst having amazing craic and challenging yourself for a good cause. Take on our senior Bog Run course open to those 12 years and over (12-17 year olds must be accompanied by adult), or bring the family along and tackle the junior course open to 8-14 year olds with an accompanying adult (max 2 children per adult).

Sign up today with your friends and family and together we can help ensure no child has to face cancer alone.

Read our full event FAQs below:

>> Bog Run FAQs <<


Medical forms to download, complete and submit after registering:

Bog Run Medical Form Over 18

Bog Run Medical Form Under 18




(open to 8-14 year olds who must take part with an accompanying adult aged 18+ – please note there is a max of 2 children per adult for health and safety)

Registration for 1 Adult & 1 Child: €35 reg fee | €100 sponsorship

Registration for 1 Adult, 2 Children: €50 reg fee | €180 sponsorship



(open to those aged 12 years and over, and 12-17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+)

Registration for 12-17 year olds:

5k: €30pp reg fee | €80pp sponsorship

10k: €35pp reg fee | €100pp sponsorship

Registration for 18 years+:

5k: €35pp reg fee | €120pp sponsorship

10k: €40pp reg fee | €150pp sponsorship


A group registration discount for senior teams of 4 or more will be automatically applied at checkout!

Please note, we will not accept on the day registrations. All participants must be registered online no later than 1pm on Thursday 21st March 2024. Registration will close before this if we reach event capacity.


We will also have special prizes at our 2024 event!


Be in with a chance to win by:

Having the biggest Bog Run team

Reaching your sponsorship target by 5pm on Thursday 21st March 2024


Every month across Ireland, approximately 30 children and young people (aged 0-24) are diagnosed with cancer. Signing up to the Bog Run will allow us to provide vital support, helping to ensure these families do not have to face this experience alone.

At Cancer Fund for Children, we understand the devastating impact a cancer diagnosis can have. Our amazing Cancer Support Specialists provide informal emotional, social and therapeutic support to children and young people diagnosed with cancer on the hospital ward at Crumlin, in local communities and in family homes. We are also building a new therapeutic short break centre for these children and their families in Cong, Co. Mayo.

This haven, Daisy Lodge, will be our second therapeutic centre across the island of Ireland and will be free of charge for families, giving them a chance to enjoy a short break in a safe and restorative space where they can escape from the pressures of cancer. We hope to begin building this essential centre in the summer of 2024.

This support simply would not be possible without amazing people like you by our side. So, whether you take on the bog with friends and colleagues or bring your kids along for a family day out, it’s time to challenge yourself this March for Cancer Fund for Children. Take on the lough, crawl through bushes, clamber over fallen trees… and of course get extremely muddy!


Together we can make a difference, so let’s get boggin’.


Not only will you have the satisfaction of conquering the bog and knowing you are supporting children, young people, and their families through their cancer journey, but you will also receive:

  • dedicated member of our Fundraising Team to offer you support and advise – we can provide sponsorship forms, balloons, banners, buckets… whatever you may need!
  • goodie bag of treats at the end of the event
  • 2024 Bog Run medal to take home to remember your victory over the bog!
  • PLUS a certificate as a thank you for your participation and amazing efforts in the weeks following the event.

What more could you ask for, and what else would you be doing on a Sunday morning in March?!

Need any further inspiration? Check out our 2023 highlights video below from our NI Bog Run event!

Contact our team on 01 562 1580 / 028 9080 5599 or drop us an email to if you have any questions.


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