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‘Battle of the Ages’ in Dublin Marathon


Take part in the Down Syndrome Centre’s ‘BATTLE OF THE AGES’ in this year’s Dublin Marathon on October 27th.

The Down Syndrome Centre is one of the chosen charities for this year’s Dublin Marathon and we’ve decided to have a little bit of fun with the event! We’re going to pit four teams – those in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s – against each other to see which team can raise the most amount of money for us (not to mention finishing a marathon!!).

This is the first year of what we hope will become an annual BATTLE OF THE AGES with all funds raised helping to open the doors to Ireland’s first service-based centre for people with Down Syndrome. If you are thinking of running in the marathon why not do it for a good cause – it’ll double your sense of achievement!

Each team will be led by a professional Irish runner and we will be hosting professional training sessions in the run up to the marathon. Those who choose to run the Dublin Marathon in aid of the Down Syndrome Centre will also receive a fundraising pack from us including grandstand tickets for friends and family and entry to our section of the event’s charity marquee where you will get some (well-deserved) refreshments.

The Down Syndrome Centre is actively working towards the purchase and development of a new centre, which will provide a variety of services and facilities as well as seminars, workshops and eventually daily respite for those with Down Syndrome and their families. Developing and running the centre will require a huge influx in funds and we hope that you will challenge yourself for us this October!

If you would like more information or you would like to support us by taking part in our ‘Battle of the Ages’ please contact Aileen on (01) 661 8000 or via