Charlie Curran Memorial Run 2023


9th Annual Charlie Curran Memorial Run 5 Miler Returns on Sunday 29th January at 11.00am.


Event Description:

Get the New Year off to a healthy start and help two great charities in the process.

Race Day Details

Charlie Curran Memorial Run 5 Miler

Date: Sunday 29th January 2023

Location: Oak Park Road, Carlow

Race HQ: Carlow Town Hurling Club

Race Start Time: 11am


WE ARE BACK!!!!            

We are delighted to announce that on Sunday 29th January 2023 we will return to a LIVE event and we can’t wait to welcome runners and walkers back to Carlow for the 9th staging of the Charlie Curran Memorial Run 5 Miler.

Our chosen 2023 charity partners will be Debra Ireland - The Butterfly Skin Charity

and  Féileacáin - The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland (

two charities that really need our support.

 Covid 19 has affected so many aspects of society over the past number of years and we have been no different. In the interest of safety and to fully protect our volunteers, families and our race partners and associated clubs we went Virtual for our annual event for the past 2 years which was a great success and raised much needed funds for three wonderful charities the Irish Cancer Society, Down Syndrome Ireland and Éist Cancer Support Carlow.  I would personally like to thank you all for supporting us in these difficult times.

Event Background

The event was set up in 2015 in memory of my father Charlie Curran who passed in 2005 at the age of 52 due to a heart attack. Like so many bereaved families we were shocked at the sudden passing and totally broken at the loss and the void that this would leave in our lives. Over the years and remembering the moments and times we shared together and cherished, this has helped me and my family deal with the loss.

 I decided in 2014 as his son I wanted to remember him in a way where everyone could come together and enjoy themselves and of course get a cup of Tea and some Food and the Charlie Curran Memorial Run was born. The rest they say is history.  They came from far and wide in January 2015 from Bagenalstown to Ballinasloe, and from Cork to Donegal to Carlow town and to scenic Oak Park to honour Run/ Walk in my dad’s memory while remembering their loved ones who sadly had also passed.

Fast forward now to 2022 and we have raised just over €55,000 in total over the past 8 years for multiple Irish charities and this year we would like to grow that total with your help and support.

After two long years of waiting to stage this event, I wanted to make it special and memorable as over these years we all have experienced loss and in most cases be it a physical loss or simply not been unable to see friends and interact like we used too.

This is why I’ve chosen Debra Ireland and Féileacáin to be our 2023 charity partners and all proceeds will be equally split between both these two wonderful and worthy charities.

Charlie Curran Memorial Run VIRTUAL 2023 - Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - Carlow Town Hurling Club

Ticket Type Quantity Price Fee Subtotal
T Shirt Only
13.50 1.00 14.50
Adult VIRTUAL Entry (Including Medal postage)
17.50 1.23 18.73
Adult VIRTUAL Entry (Including Medal & Tee postage)
31.50 2.21 33.71
Total 0.00
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