24 January 2017

Renault sponsors Sumo Run Ireland 2017

Renault Ireland will sponsor the third annual Sumo Run Ireland 2017 in aid of Purple House Cancer Support based in Bray, Co Wicklow, writes Trish Whelan.

Taking place on Sunday, 23 April at 12 noon, one of Ireland’s most unique fun runs will see participants of all ages don inflatable sumo suits and run (or walk) a 5km route through Marlay Park in Dublin.

Sumo Run Ireland currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most people dressed as sumo wrestlers, after breaking the previous record during the first run in 2015. Those taking part this year are encouraged to raise sponsorship to support families affected by cancer in Ireland, through the work of Purple House Cancer Support.

Entry fees start from €40 and participants can sign up at www.sumorun.ie (your sumo suit is then yours to keep). Aspiring sumos of all ages are welcome, and children must be above 1.2 metres in height to participate. 

Liz O’Gorman, Marketing Manager, Renault Ireland hopes everyone will come on the day to support this cause … and have some fun! 

Veronica O’Leary, Director of Services, Purple House said Renault’s support will enable them to provide vital support to families affected by cancer in Ireland through the services provided from their Cancer Support Centre. “As the longest established Cancer Support Centre in Ireland, we understand the needs of both the cancer patient and their families and friends. Through our counselling service and other support programmes, we aim to equip people with the tools necessary to move forward following a cancer diagnosis.”

The 2016 Sumo Run Ireland was a huge success with over 800 people taking part.