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Crossing the finishing line of the Cork City Marathon will signal a sweet victory for Sanctuary Runners, with Irish people running alongside those in direct provision, writes Noel Baker.
Co-founder Graham Clifford tells Cliona Foley how it’s building bridges between communities.
Dressed in their blue and yellow tops 200 Sanctuary runners took part in Sunday’s Cork Marathon in a first-of-its kind initiative.
“PROTESTS come and go, but friendships last,” says Graham Clifford, a co-founder of Cork’s Sanctuary Runners.
People from Kerry will run alongside, and in solidarity with, those living in direct provision in Killarney later this month.
How a race bridged some of the gap to direct provision.