We are very excited to launch an exciting new challenge for 2020.  Anyone can take part in this fun challenge, either by yourself or create a team with family, friends or colleagues and take that first step towards achieving your 2020 fitness goals. 

About our 21 Day Challenge 

Can you run, jog, walk, cycle or swim 100 km in 21 days, however and wherever you like?  That’s the challenge.  Whether it’s in your local park, on the streets or in the gym, you decide the place and you decide the pace.   

By taking part, you will be helping to raise money which will allow DSI to continue providing essential services, programmes and supports to children and adults with Down syndrome right across the country. 

 How it works 

Register today and your iDonate fundraising page will be set up for you.  iDonate is an online fundraising platform which you can use to collect your donations. Personalise your fundraising page and let your family and friends know you are taking part by sharing a link to your page through your social media.     

Take the opportunity to meet those for whom you’re raising the money and come along to our very special annual celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, our Purple Run on Sunday 22nd March in the Phoenix Park. We’re offering FREE places to all those who hit their 21 Day Challenge fundraising target by Sunday 15th March.




  • Why 21 days?  

Down syndrome occurs when there is one extra copy of chromosome 21 in cells in the body. That’s why we’ve selected 21 days. 

  • Is there a start/finish date? 

Your challenge must run for 21 consecutive days but you choose your start date.   

  • Is there a registration fee? 

Registering for our 21 Day Challenge is free but we do encourage you to raise as much money as you can to support our work. All entrants will receive a DSI branded t-shirt that you can wear with pride as you’re completing your challenge. 

  • Is there a fundraising target? 

Set yourself a fundraising target and let your supporters know what you are aiming for. Your target should be a challenge but also achievable with help from family, friends and colleagues. We ask everyone undertaking the 21 Day Challenge to set a minimum target of €200. 

  • How do I qualify for FREE entry to the 2020 Purple Run on Sunday 15th March?

We’re offering FREE entry to each 21 Day Challenge participant who reaches their minimum fundraising target of €200 by Sunday 15th March. We’re planning on this year’s event being our biggest, best and purplest yet – so you won’t want to miss it.

  • How do I track my challenge? 

We recommend that you download a fitness app like Strava or Map My Fitness to track and record your distanceYou can then connect your fitness app to your iDonate fundraising page. Or simply use an activity tracker on your smartphone then manually update your fundraising page with your distance.  

  • How do I connect my fitness app to my iDonate fundraising page? 

Connecting your fitness app to your fundraising page is a great way for your supporters to see your progress. Simply go to your iDonate account and go to Edit your fundraising page. Click Fitness Apps from the side menu options and follow the steps to connect your iDonate account to your tracker. Your logged routes will now show on your fundraising page. 

  • Can I nominate someone to take part with me? 

Yes, the more the merrier! Simply tag friends, family members or colleagues on one of our 21 Day Challenge social media posts or send them a link to this page.  You can also create a team of work colleagues – go on, get everyone involved! 


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