Walk, Jog, Run the Women's Aid 5K Purple Run


On Tuesday 25th September 2018 over 100 people took on the challenge of the Women's Aid 5K Purple Run to help women affected by domestic violence.

The event took place on Sean Moore Park and Sandymount Strand in Dublin 4 at 7.30pm.

It was a fantastic event with 109 women, men and children taking part raising €8,300 for Women’s Aid. You were fantastic company and we plan to hold another bigger and better event next Spring. We’ll keep you up to date with our plans.

In the meantime, we'd like to share some fantastic photos from the event and the event results. Links below to:

A special thanks to Emma Murphy for getting the body moving and Bláthnaid Treacy for mc’ing the night and who can forget the commentary provided by Turlough Conway who helped organise the event.

We were all there to have some fun but for a very serious cause. People took part as a show of strength and solidarity for women and children, for loved ones, for themselves. It was really important that we were there, in public showing our support and breaking the silence that surrounds domestic violence.

The event also gave out a message of hope – to survivors – to women trapped in abusive relationships. We are here for you. To listen to you. To Believe You. To support you.

By taking part everyone has helped Women’s Aid continue to do that each and every day.

A special thanks to the team at the Clanna Gael Fontenoy GAA Club.

We’d love to hear what you think

As this was the first ever Women’s Aid Purple Run 5K we’d love to hear about your experience. If you had a few moments, it would be lovely to hear:

  • Why you chose to support the event;
  • how you found the information supplied before the event and during the event and;
  • your overall experience.

Email your response to christina.sherlock@womensaid.ie.

Prizes and Sponsorship:

We had some fantastic prizes for the first across the finish line as well as plenty of brilliant raffle prizes. All participants in the race were automatically entered into the raffle. Sponsors and Supporters of the Women’s Aid Purple Run 5K included:

Global fruit Logo Graphic DesignWomen's NetworkDevtech Logo

We thank each and every one for their support.

For more information on Women's Aid and the work we do, please visit www.womensaid.ie/about

We hope to do a much bigger event in Spring 2019. Sign up for updates and don't miss your chance to take part.

For further information contact christina.sherlock@womensaid.ie.