– Solidarity-through-sport movement wanting to build their biggest team ever in this year’s Cork City Marathon – To show solidarity, friendship and respect with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in our community – Call for 10 people from each business, community, street, school, club to run 10k in Marathon on June 4th Five […]
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Sanctuary Runners to lead St Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork City!
The Sanctuary Runners have been chosen as the Grand Marshals for this year’s Cork City St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17th. It’s a massive honour for the initiative which began in Cork City and which continues to grow and prosper on Leeside – bringing all in our community together […]
Sanctuary Runners Youghal is up and running!
The solidarity-through-sport initiative expands to towns where Ukrainian people and others have moved in recent times Using running, jogging and walking to bring all in the community together in positivity and respect The group had a great turnout when it launched at Pobalscoil na Tríonóide parkrun on Saturday 14th January. […]
“Sanctuary Runners is a shining light for Community Integration in Ireland” – Minister Joe O’Brien
Minister of State for Community Development and Integration runs with Sanctuary Runners in Borrisokane, Tipperary Sanctuary Runners use running, jog, walking and open sea swimming to bring all in community together – including asylum seekers and refugees Will have 50 groups set up across Ireland by end of 2023 Becoming […]
Swim Ireland and Sanctuary Runners join forces to launch Sanctuary Swimmers
New initiative to bring locals together with refugees and migrants to enjoy open water swimming Launch coincides with release of video series showcasing success of pilot programme in Cork in 2022 featuring Refugee Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini Plans for groups in six locations across Ireland in 2023 A first-of-its kind […]
Gort Sanctuary Runners is up and running!
The solidarity-through-sport initiative expands to towns where Ukrainian people and others have moved in recent times Using running, jogging and walking to bring all in the community together in positivity and respect The group received a warm welcome from the people of Gort when it launched at Coole parkrun on […]
We made it to the President of Ireland!
Thanks to all the wonderful Sanctuary Runners, we delivered a special gift and a message of solidarity and respect to President Michael D. Higgins at the end of our Christmas Quest. Ireland’s fastest man, Israel Olatunde, handed the magical shoes and a Sanctuary Runner t-shirt for Sabina to our very […]
Job Vacancy: Regional Development Officer (Midwest)
Set the Pace – Lead the Change! Sanctuary Runners has an exciting opportunity for a Regional Development Officer to support and grow Sanctuary Runners in the Midwest of Ireland. Role: Regional Development Officer – Midwest of Ireland (Limerick, Tipperary, Clare, Galway and Offaly) Location: Remote working, travel within region Salary: […]
The Christmas Quest is under way!
Donate your miles and smiles: Click here to log your kilometers every day as we journey step-by-step together from the from the North Pole to Aras an Uachtarain. Get the updates: If you haven’t signed up for daily updates, there’s still time, you can sign up here What is our […]
Sanctuary Runners need your help to deliver magic running shoes!
Solidarity-through-Sport movement asking all to help as they bid to reach the Áras in time for Christmas Eve! People asked to run, jog or walk next week and donate their Kilometers to help Sanctuary Runners on the 5,628Km mile journey The latest awareness campaign aiming to show how running can […]