Community Support

Take part in a Challenge Event

Show your support for the power of education by taking part in a challenge event to raise much needed funds for Suas. Summon your stamina this summer!

Across the country every year, enthusiastic, determined fundraisers put their mental and physical strengths to the test to help support our work. From marathons to muck runs, triathlons to treks - setting yourself a personal challenge can make this a year to remember. Whatever event you choose, we’ll make sure you are supported in your fundraising.

Suas Website Ad 1HELL & BACK is an off-road adventure event, featuring man-made obstacles and naturally occurring challenges over a variety of terrain, in the private Belmont Estate in Bray, Co. Wicklow. HELL & BACK is not just a hill run / mountain run / assault course / road race / hill walk / adventure race, but a combination of the best parts of all these pursuits! The time it takes for you to complete the course is not important - making it thru' the challenge in one piece is!!! Find out more and register here.

Turf WarriorTurf Warrior is the obstacle course challenge that is packed full of adventure, mud, climbing, swinging, leaps into the Atlantic and all kinds of other mayhem and madness. Although it is not recommended for complete couch potatoes it is not a race that needs high levels of fitness, more a determination and sense of fun so if this sounds like you then register here!

Suas Website Ad 2Gaelforce West is the original and still the best. This has always been the one to conquer and to master. It is challenging, unique and the magnificent landscape through which you travel will wow you at every turn. 67km course spanning two counties. The route takes you from Glassilaun beach in Co Galway to the heritage town of Westport, Co Mayo and it includes: trail/mountain running or walking; cycling and kayaking. Are you bold enough? Register here.

RunamuckThe Runamuck Challenge is Ireland's original, biggest & most fun cross country running event taking place over a wet and mucky course with various man made and natural obstacles including bale "jumps", net scrambles, ladder bridges, Tarzan swings, ditches, streams, tyres and tunnels plus several super slides. It is designed to test your mental and physical strength, and to leave you with a great big grin on your face! Sound like fun? Learn more about this serious mud fest here.

Tough Mudder is also taking place in Ireland for the first time ever! This event is not for the faint-hearted - hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. Are you tough enough?

Can you summon your stamina?! Click here for a full list of events taking place this year that you can become part of.

Organise your own Event

amy_facepaintingGot a great idea for a fundraiser....then why not make it happen?

Organising a fundraising event is lots of fun, a wonderful experience and an extremely rewarding feeling. Ask your family, friends and neighbours to get involved with your event and watch the support for your efforts grow and grow.

No matter how big or small an event, the dedicated fundraising team here at Suas will be on hand to support in whatever way we can. We’ve also put together some helpful tips to guide you through the process of creating your own fundraising event, ensuring that your event runs smoothly and you reap the rewards of all your hard work. Click here to read our handy guide to planning your fundraising event.

Perhaps you would like some inspiration for a fun filled fundraiser but don’t know where to start? Check out our A-Z of Fundraising Events here to awaken your imagination!

How we can help

Whilst fundraising, you will have the perfect opportunity to let your supporters know about the cause that is close to you and why. Asking for support is so much easier when your family & friends understand the impact your fundraising will have on our work.

Suas is happy to provide you with lots of information and resources to enable you to do this:

  • Posters to advertise your event
  • T-shirts we just need to know sizes & quantity
  • Sponsorship Cards to collect funds
  • Collection Buckets with secure seals
  • Information Leaflets about Suas and our work
  • Letter of Authorisation to enable you to fundraise on our behalf
  • Sample press release to send to your local press office
  • Sample sponsorship request letter to ask for support locally
  • Photograph consent forms - We always ask our fundraisers to sign a photograph consent form to authorise us to use any photographs you may provide on our website, social network sites or newsletter.

Remember, we're here to help you with any aspect of your fundraising for Suas so don't hesitate to contact Colin or Karl from the Fundraising Team on [email protected] or phone (01) 662 1400, we would be delighted to hear from you.