Setting the Pace: Towns across Ireland sought to build Sanctuary Runners groups in new programme

The Sanctuary Runners are calling on people in towns across Ireland to come together to form new running, jogging and walking groups.  Launching their new ‘Side-by-Side’ programme this week the solidarity-through-sport initiative, founded in Cork in 2018, hope to build groups in 50 new towns across the country. Focusing on Community integration and bringing people together to the benefit of ALL the initiative will focus on areas to which Ukrainian and other people have moved in recent months and years.

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