Challenge Events


Every journey starts with a single step

Race and Raise for COPE Galway

With opportunities nationwide to do something you already love – walk, run, cycle, swim, kayak or climb – the possibilities to “race and raise” are endless. You can inspire social change by pushing the limits, dreaming big dreams and achieving life changing results for you and for those who need help in our community.

Choose a challenge today and you can help COPE Galway make a difference as we fight for people faced with homelessness; provide safety and support for those in situations of domestic abuse and champion the fight against isolation for older people in our city and county.

Whatever your background or ability, you can push yourself and BELIEVE for better. This year is your year to ACHIEVE an incredible goal while creating lasting social and local change.

Listed below are some suggestions and links, although you can do any challenge that you would like to! Simply register for your challenge and then contact Lynia O’Brien, our Community Fundraising Executive. She will send you our Challenge Pack, that’s full of great tips and tricks for raising sponsorship and advice for making this a fun and rewarding experience.

Take up a Challenge, and #LetsHelpTogether!

The Next Step…

>> Register for your challenge event
>> Contact us for your ‘Challenge Pack’

091 778750 / 085 8597898

Lynia O’Brien, Community Fundraising

Connemara International Marathon

14 April 2019

Gaelforce Connemara

Saturday 4 May

Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon

Saturday-Sunday, 25-26 May 2019

Spartan Race Ireland

Saturday-Sunday, 25-26 May 2019

VHI Women's Mini Marathon

Sunday 2 June 2019

Tough Mudder

Saturday-Sunday, 20-21 July 2019

Loughrea Triathlon Festival

Sunday 4 August 2019

Galway Clinic Streets of Galway 8K

Saturday, 10 August

Galway Bay Run

Saturday, 5 October

The Great Fjord Swim

12 October 2019

How You Can Help


Take part in a fundraising event or plan your own community fundraiser.


Volunteer your time and skills to help us provide essential services.


Make a monthly or once off donation to support our services.

Helping Hands

Corporate volunteer teams help our services with practical projects.