Thousands come out and run in support of the Dublin Simon Community

Runners come out in droves to support the 33rd Simon Fun Run

Over 2000 people turned up in the Phoenix Park today to support the Dublin Simon Community’s annual Fun Run.
Families, children and runners came out to show their support and help raise vital funds that will go towards supporting client services and people experiencing homelessness.

Aside from the running, there was plenty of fun on hand for the participants with live music, food and kid’s activities for all to enjoy. There was also kid’s activities provided by Hamleys, the Deutsche Bank Kids Races and live music provided by the 98FM Big Red Bus.

Ahead of the All-Ireland replay, a signed Dublin GAA jersey was awarded to one of the participants of the Simon Fun Run.

Speaking after the Simon Fun Run, Sam McGuinness of the Dublin Simon Community said; “It’s amazing to see just how much the Simon Fun Run grows every year. It’s fantastic to see volunteers, staff, clients and the public come together to support and raise awareness for people experiencing homelessness.

“It’s a great day out for families, but it’s also a crucial fundraiser for us every year. The funds raised through the Simon Fun Run help us to provide support for people who need it most. It allows us to be there for people when they feel like they have nowhere to turn.”

For more information please contact Annmarie Brennan, Communications & Marketing Manager, Tel: 086-1724253, Email: annmariebrennan@dubsimon.ie.

About the Dublin Simon Community Fun Run

The Simon Fun Run is a 5 mile race and longest running charity event in the Phoenix Park. Taking place on Saturday 1st October from 10am, the Simon Fun Run is in its 33rd year and is one of the key fundraisers for the Dublin Simon Community throughout the year.

The support from the public allows Simon to provide services to those experiencing
homelessness.

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