07 Oct 2023


Countdown to race day!

Dublin Simon Community are delighted to announce the return of our largest and most exciting event, The Dublin Simon Home Run. 2023 marks the 40th year of our 5-mile race through our capital’s beautiful Phoenix Park, taking place on 7th October.

The first Fun Run, as it was known originally, took place in 1983, making it the longest running charity event in the Phoenix Park.

This is more than just a run; each year members of the public, the business community, students, teachers, Simon Staff, volunteers and clients, take part in this fantastic event. They run, walk or jog; coming together as a community to challenge themselves and show their support for those experiencing homelessness.

Our festival village returns this year, where runners and their families can relax after the race. With live music, food and refreshments, and a host of other entertainment suitable for all ages, there’s something for everyone at this year’s Simon Home Run.

As you know, we are grappling with the worst homelessness and housing crisis we have seen in our over 50 years of service provision. As the rising cost of living and a shrinking rental market push more and more people into a situation they never thought they would be in. It is only with generous supporters like you that we can continue to be there for all those who come to our door.

Last year, we supported more than 6,000 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Meath, Louth, Cavan & Monaghan by providing services like emergency accommodation, addiction treatment, and counselling. All of these interventions support the most vulnerable in our society at every stage of their journey.

Enter the Simon Home Run 2023

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