Register to Run

Why not register today & be part of this amazing journey

Registration is easy

Just fill out the attached form. This will go direct to our team at the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind who will be happy to help to assist you.

We are currently working on a limited edition bespoke medal. You will need to register in advance. We may be able to take a small few entries on the day more on this closer the start date.

The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind carry out services to the visually impaired and also assistance dogs to people with Autism. Should you wish to fundraise further we would be most appreciative.

After the Challenge, please return all sponsorship cards ensuring that your contact details are correct so we can post your specially designed commemorative medal marking your valued participation in this challenge if you have not received prior to this. Also keep an eye on the Facebook page for live updates from when the challenge starts.

  • Please refer to the Routes & Times page for description and location of each of Alex’s Challenge runs.
  • No experience needed to join in, all welcome!
  • Be part of what will be an amazing challenge. I look forward to meeting old friends and making some new ones on what will be a hard but amazing challenge and who knows we may even have a few familiar faces join in along the route.
  • Come out and join Alex for anything from a mile to a marathon or simply just say hi.

Firefighter Alex O Shea has set himself the difficult task of doing 2 marathons a day.

Alex plans to do a marathon distance in 2 counties each day. Garda Ollie O Sullivan will accompany Alex on this Challenge and along with providing support Ollie will also run 50 km a day.

Medal image coming soon… Watch this space

What do I do with my sponsorship money?

You will receive a sponsorship card, and fundraising pack. On completion of your leg of the challenge simply return your sponsorship card to:
32 Marathons 16 Days,
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind,
Model Farm Road,

You will receive a bespoke specially commissioned one of a kind commemorative medal.

So challenge yourself to run any distance, any time, any where, home or abroad before the challenge completion date.

You can run with Alex or pick your own event. You have 32 counties to pick from in Ireland with countless events and as we have had some overseas interest, you can run in an event overseas also. So start training and join Alex by showing your support and accepting a challenge.

Alex would love to see as many people as possible on his last of the 32 marathons taking up their personal challenge and possibly even training towards completing their first marathon. Let’s celebrate your achievements in Cork at the 32 in 16 after party.

32 marathons 32 counties 16 days! Be part of it!

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