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Solidarity Run – Tokyo – August 1st, 2020

IRISH SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT TO STAGE RUNNING EVENT IN TOKYO DURING THE OLYMPIC GAMES * The Sanctuary Runners was set up in Ireland in 2018 and uses running to bring together asylum seekers, refugees and wider Irish society * The Solidarity Run at Tokyo 2020 aims to show solidarity, friendship and […]

Launch of the ‘Drive for 1,000’ Sanctuary Runners in the Cork City Marathon and the ‘Open Your Doors’ campaign

On Tuesday, Feb 18th the Sanctuary Runners launched our ‘Drive for 1,000’ runners in this year’s Cork City Marathon and our ‘Open Your Doors’ campaign where we’re asking the good people of Cork City and County to put up a Sanctuary Runner on the night before the race.


When Sibusisiwe “Busie” Mhlophe arrived in Ireland from Zimbabwe, she felt isolated and anxious. h “I didn’t know anyone or have family anywhere in Europe. It was so depressing staying in the room the whole day with nothing to do,” she said.