Renault Ireland is delighted to announce that it will sponsor the third annual Sumo Run Ireland 2017 in aid of Purple House Cancer Support based in Bray, Co. Wicklow. Taking place on Sunday 23rd April at 12 noon, one of Ireland’s most unique fun runs will this year see participants of all ages don inflatable sumo suits and run (or walk) a 5km route through the beautiful 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.

Liz O’Gorman, Marketing Manager, Renault Ireland:

“We are thrilled to be sponsoring the third annual Sumo Run Ireland, as Purple House Cancer Support does such amazing work in providing free services for those affected by cancer. We hope everyone will come out on April 23rd to support this amazing cause and have some fun!”

Veronica O’Leary, Director of Services, Purple House:

‘We value the support of Renault Ireland for our Sumo Run Ireland fun run.  Their support will enable us to provide vital support to families affected by Cancer in Ireland, through the services provided from our 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.’

Entry fees start from €40 and participants can sign up at (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.

About Sumo Run Ireland

The aim of Sumo Run Ireland is to raise funds to support everyone affected by cancer in Ireland, through the work of Purple House Cancer Support. One in three people in Ireland will develop cancer during their lifetime. In Ireland an average of 30,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, and this is expected to rise to over 40,000 by the year 2020. The 2016 Sumo Run Ireland was a huge success with over 800 people taking part.