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100 Miles in October 2023

100 Miles in October

Will you take on the challenge of 100 Miles in October? It’s a tough challenge, but you will be helping us raise vital funds to support our work in end-of-life and bereavement care, whilst getting fit and improving your health and wellbeing. Walk, jog, cycle it’s up to you!

To sign up and make a difference join our 100 Miles in October Facebook Group

If you have any questions, you can have a look at the FAQs below or email Emma on [email protected]



How do I Sign Up to take part in 100 Miles in October

To sign up and take part in the 100 Miles in October you can join the 100 Miles in October Facebook Group and complete the online Registration Form

If you are not on Facebook that’s no problem you can email [email protected]  and we will send you on details of how to sign up and set up your fundraiser.

Do I have to run 100 Miles in October?

You can take on the 100 miles your way – You can run, jog or walk your 100 Miles in October. You can do it with friends or family or on your own. It’s completely up to you how fast you go, and what route you take. This is your personal challenge, and we want you to enjoy it whatever way works best for you.

How do I set up a fundraising page?

The easiest way is to do this via Facebook

If you are not on Facebook, you can use iDonate to set up a fundraising page.

How will the money I raise help Irish Hospice Foundation?

Taking part in challenges like 100 Miles in October helps to raise vital funds to support our work in end of life and bereavement care. To help show how your participation is making a difference, we will share stories and updates via the Facebook Group and by email that tells you how you’re making a difference to the people we support.

When will my 100 Miles in October pack arrive?

You will receive your Welcome Pack by post before 1st October. If you have any questions, email Emma on [email protected]

What’s in the 100 Miles in October Pack?

Included in the 100 Miles in October pack is your limited-edition sky blue IHF t-shirt, your welcome letter and details on the work of IHF.

Could I take on this challenge as part of a team?

Of course! Doing a challenge with others is motivating, fun and can be a brilliant team-building exercise. If you’d like support getting your community or workplace involved, please email Mairéad on [email protected]

Do I have to set up a Facebook Fundraising page?

No, but they really are a very easy way to fundraise. Because the funds raised are lodged directly into the IHF bank account, it means you don’t need to worry about collecting, recording or lodging. Also, Facebook kindly don’t charge any fees, so we get 100% of what’s donated.

If you would prefer to fundraise offline, you can request a sponsorship card by emailing Emma on [email protected]

I’m not on Facebook. Can I still take part?

Yes! Please contact our fundraising team on [email protected] and they will organise your 100 Miles in October Pack and provide you with details on setting up your own iDonate fundraising page.

How can someone not on Facebook donate to my fundraiser?

Anyone can donate even if they are not on Facebook. Share the direct link of your fundraiser with them and they can enter their details. Alternatively, here are other options for them to support your fundraiser:

  1. They could give you the cash/transfer funds (via Revolut, PayPalMe, Online Banking etc.) and you can add the donation to your fundraiser yourself.
  2. They can donate directly to IHF via If they do this please ask them to choose “100 Miles in October” in the appeals dropdown menu.

Someone I know accidentally donated via my Facebook page, can you refund them?

Unfortunately, we can’t issue refunds through Facebook but people can request a refund themselves from Facebook by following the below steps:

Send them this link:

Select – I donated to a fundraiser on Facebook
Select – I want a refund for my donation(s)
Select – I made a donation by accident and request the refund.