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Simon Home Run
Mar 12, '22 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm€20
About the Simon Home Run
The Simon Home Run is a fun and challenging, five-mile race through our capital’s beautiful Phoenix Park, and will take place in March 2022.
This is more than just a run; each year members of the public, the business community, students, teachers, Simon staff, volunteers and clients, all take part in this fantastic event. They run, walk or jog through the park; coming together as a community to challenge themselves and show their support for those living through the nightmare of homelessness.
Our festival village returns this year, where runners and their families can relax after the race. With live music, food, refreshments, and a host of other entertainment suitable for all ages, there’s sure to be something for everyone at this year’s Simon Home Run.
To top that all off, every participant running the five-mile race will receive their own race number with embedded timing chip, and a goodie bag full of treats and offers from our supporting businesses!
We’re excited to have everyone back in the park for the first time since 2020, for a bigger and better Home Run this coming March!
Q: When is the race?
A: March 12th, 2022
Q: What time is the race?
A: Race starts at 10.30am sharp
Q: Where is the race?
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: Where can I register?
A: Registration is online through www.homerun.ie.
Q: Who can participate in the Home Run?
A: Home Run is for everyone! We welcome elite runners, joggers, walkers and now even buggy pushers to come and join us on the day!
Q: How much does registration cost?
A: The cost of participation is €25 + processing fee (€2.50). This includes the race, timing chip, and a goodie bag. You can purchase a Simon running top for €10 at the time of registration.
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 [email protected]
Q: Is the race affiliated with Athletics Ireland?
A: Our course has been measured by a representative of the Athletics Association of Ireland and a permit issued for the race. This means that AAI athletes are officially allowed to complete in the Simon Home Run.
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 from the U Band 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: We will have two St. John’s ambulances onsite who will track the race.
Q: Can I register in person, on the day?
A: Will be available at a cost of €30 per runner.
Q: Will there be parking?
A: There will be road closures in place to facilitate the race. Parking will be outside the park along the road at Coyningham Road and Chapelizod Road. There will be parking along both sides on Chesterfield Avenue as far as the Phoenix Monument. There is also limited parking in the Papal Cross carpark – this will fill very quickly and will likely be full before 9.30am.
Q: Will there be road closures?
A: Road closures and traffic diversions will be in place for the duration of the race. These are detailed on the signage on each gate of the park.
Q: Can I volunteer at the Home Run?
A: We welcome anyone who would like to volunteer as a race steward. Please contact Caoimhe at [email protected]
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: As the Home Run is primarily a fundraising event, sponsorship is encouraged among all of the runners. Anyone who registered online will have an automatic iDonate page created for them which they can share with friends and family by email and social media. Sponsorship cards are available if required.
Q: If I’m running, is there somewhere to store my baggage?
A: There will be a baggage tent available on the day.