Q: When is Home Run taking place?
A: 7th October 2023
Q: Where can I register?
A: Registration is online here
Q: What time is the race?
A: Race starts at 9.30am sharp
Q: Where is the Run located?
A: Papal Cross, Phoenix Park. The start line is on the Acres Road just past the Papal cross, and registration is at the Papal Cross triangle. The course is a loop and the finish area is also located at the triangle.
Q: What is the route?
A: The race takes a five mile (8k) route through Phoenix Park, starting on Acres Road, turning left down Chesterfield Avenue, with the final mile up Khyber Road to the finish line. This route is exclusive to our race, no other race takes this route around the park.
Q: Who can participate in the Home Run?
A: Home Run is for everyone! We welcome elite runners, runners, joggers, walkers, buggy pushers, wheel chair users and you can even take part with your dog!
Q: How much does registration cost?
A: The cost of participation is €20 + processing fee (€2.50). There is an early bird of €15 if you register before the 31st of August 2023. This includes the race, timing chip, and a medal. You can purchase a special edition Home Run 40th year running top for €15 at the time of registration. There is a lucky dip of past Home Run running tops for €5 each.”
Q: How is my time measured?
A: Our race is professionally chip timed. The chip is embedded in each runner’s race number, which will be posted to them before the race. Late registrants can collect their race number on the day. Each runner’s will receive their time via email shortly after the race.
Q: Where is the disabled access?
A: The site is accessible for people with a physical disability. If you think you might have have special requirements, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Will water be provided during and after the race?
A: There will be a water stop halfway around the course and drinking water available at the finish line for runners.
Q: Will there be music?
A: There will be musical entertainment at the festival area at the finish line.
Q: Will there be toilets?
A: There will be toilet facilities onsite.
Q: What if I need medical attention?
A: Code Blue will be on site for the duration of the event.
Q: Can I register in person, on the day?
A: You can register on the day at a cost of €25 per runner.
Q: Will there be parking?
A: Parking is available at the Papal Cross Car Park until the road closures come into effect at 8am. After that, parking will be available at the Zoo, and at the Cricket Ground and Polo Ground.
Q: Will there be road closures?
A: The Commissioners of Public Works order to ensure the safety of participants in the Dublin Simon Community Home Run to be held on Saturday 7th October 2023 the following restrictions will apply in the Phoenix Park on the day.
Roads to be closed to vehicular traffic between 8am – 12.00pm
- Acres Road
- Chesterfield Road between Phoenix Monument and Mountjoy Cross
- Survey Road between Mountjoy Cross and its junction with Furze, Knockmaroon and Upper Glen Road
- Upper Glen Road / Glen Road between the junction of Furze and and Survey Road to Chapelizod Gate
- Military Road between Chapelizod Gate and its junction with Wellington Road
- Chapelizod Gate – except for access to St Mary’s Hospital and Cara Cheshire Home
Traffic will be halted or diverted at the following locations for the duration of the run.
- Chesterfield Avenue at Mountjoy Junction and Phoenix Monument
- Junction of Wellington and Khyber Roads
- Chapelizod Gate
- Ashtown Gate – restrictions apply
Q: Can I volunteer at the Home Run?
A: We welcome anyone who would like to volunteer as a race steward. Please contact our team at email@example.com
Q: What I just want to watch the race?
A: Family and friends are encouraged to come and support the runners. After they have cheered them on, they can avail of the entertainment in the festival village.
Q: How can I sponsor a runner?
A: You can support a runner by visiting their iDonate page or going to the Home Run page here.