Leinster Rugby's Ross Byrne with brother and sister Luke and Patsy O’ Sheehan.

Dublin Simon Community is calling on running and walking enthusiasts to step out for the 36th Simon Home Run on Saturday 9 March in the Phoenix Park, in a bid to raise awareness and funds for the vital homeless services provided by the organisation.

Speaking at the launch of Dublin Simon Community’s annual five-mile (8km) run, Leinster and Ireland rugby player Ross Byrne wants to see thousands of people lace up their running shoes and line out to join the movement for homes by registering for the Simon Home Run.

“This is my second year supporting the Simon Home Run and I’m proud to be an ambassador for the Dublin Simon Community. The work that they do every day in Dublin and surrounding counties is invaluable to the thousands of people currently trapped in homelessness,” he noted.

“The Simon Home Run is a fantastic opportunity for the public and the wider community to come together and help raise, not just awareness, but funds to help support their vital services. I’d encourage as many people as possible to register now and support the Simon Home Run on 9 March.”

So, get those running shoes on and join the movement for homes! Register now and learn more by visiting For more information contact James Phelan, Marketing Officer on 086-782 2541 or email: