Diabetes Ireland 15KM Challenge


Over the weekend of 18/19 July, a group of over 30 trekkers were to climb Ben Nevis in Scotland at night to raise funds for Diabetes Ireland. Due to COVID-19, this trek has been postponed to 2021. However a number of the trekkers are still keen to mark the trek and instead are doing a 15KM walk, which is the distance equal to climbing Ben Nevis, in aid of Diabetes Ireland.


You can join our Ben Nevis trekkers by signing up to do the 15KM walk or run over the weekend of 18th/19th July. The funds you raise will go towards supporting people with diabetes who need help today, particularly during these unprecedented times.




COVID-19 Impact on Diabetes Ireland


Diabetes Ireland is working hard to restart its services but have suffered a significant loss of funds through having many of its fundraising opportunities cancelled or postponed. We are now working to make up these losses so we can effectively deliver our full range of services once again.


To date, we have partly reopened our Care Centre services and in July plan to fully begin services once again. We are also restarting our education programmes by offering a virtual/one to one telephone support programme as well as maintaining our helpline and online platforms. We are doing everything we can to protect the future of Diabetes Ireland. We need your invaluable support more than ever – will you help us today?



Sign Up for the 15KM Challenge


In order to sign up for the challenge, please complete the registration form below. Once completed, you will receive a confirmation of registration email from us with details on how to set up your fundraising page on Just Giving.


If you have any questions, contact us on 01 8428118 or email [email protected]



Diabetes Ireland 15KM Challenge Registration Form



Share your Success on Social Media


Over the weekend, let us know how you are getting on – are you walking or running. Post your pictures on social media and tag us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn  – don’t forget to use our hashtag #DonateToDiabetes  Alternatively, email your pictures to [email protected]  and we will share them for you.


Best of luck and thank you for your support.


Diabetes Ireland supporting its community for over 50 years.



Diabetes Ireland will not be liable for injury to any participant or any loss or damage suffered by any party arising out of or in any way connected with this challenge.