We are so delighted to announce that Noel Selorm Adabblah will become our first ever official pacer when he takes to the streets of Cork this Sunday. Pacing the 1hour 30minute speed in the half marathon (at this year’s Cork City Marathon event) Noel, originally from Ghana, also helps as […]
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Cork’s Athletic Royalty help Sanctuary Runners’ last push for runners, joggers and walkers for Cork City Marathon
– Solidarity-Through-Sport Movement to have hundreds taking part in Cork City Marathon on June 4th including many living in Direct Provision and from the Ukrainian community – Putting out a last big call out for walkers and joggers to join us on the day – Athletic stars such as Sonia O’Sullivan, […]
‘The Sanctuary Bridge’ – A bridge to symbolise Cork’s ethos of Solidarity, Decency and Welcome to all
• Cork-based solidarity-through-sport organisation leads campaign for new bridge to be named ‘The Sanctuary Bridge’ • A symbol of community integration, the coming together of peoples, the two-way walkway needed for building more cohesive communities • Sanctuary Runners asking public to submit the name to Cork City Council by Friday […]
Join us at the Great Limerick Run in April!
Solidarity-through-sport initiative ongoing in Limerick city since 2019 Over 200 walkers/ joggers and runners have donned the iconic blue top in Limerick Join them by signing up to walk or run in Regeneron Great Limerick Run as a Sanctuary Runner this April! Using running, jogging and walking to bring all […]
Sanctuary Runners concerned for the health, well-being and safety of people seeking international protection in Ireland
As a solidarity-through-sport movement which works closely with people who have moved to Ireland seeking safety and sanctuary, we are greatly alarmed by the evolving situation impacting so many vulnerable people. We are concerned by the lack of services and supports being provided by the State for people who […]
Sanctuary Runners launch Cork City Marathon ’10 for 10′ Challenge
– 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 […]
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 […]