The story behind the Bunny Run
The first Bunny Fun Run
Marathon runners Trevor and Jason have competed in races all over the world, helping to raise thousands of Euros for charities in the process. They knew not everyone wanted to run 26 miles though, so decided to set up a unique race event for families of all ages and abilites, so started the first Bunny Run back in 2013 with their friend Christopher Long, to raise money for Cancer Research.
A father of three himself, Christopher wanted the kids attending to have as much fun as possible and came up with the idea of free chocolate eggs and balloons and putting fun at the heart of the day. With his help the event proved a great success.
Tragically, unknown to Christopher at the time, he had the very disease he was raising money to fight against. Very sadly, just months after that first Bunny Run, Christopher lost his own brave battle to cancer at the age of just 34.
So now, in memory of a loving family man, the ethos of the Bunny Run continues to be about putting on a great day out for all the family. We encourage everyone to bring along the whole family and wear fancy dress or bright coloured clothing.
Whether you come for a run or a walk, for the bouncy castles or face painting, fancy dress or in uniform, for some yummy free BBQ and chocolate eggs or to win lots of prizes - the Bunny Fun Run wants everyone to feel good about coming out and supporting needy causes.
The Christopher Long Memorial Cup
In memory of Christopher, every year our 5 mile runners compete for the Christopher Long Memorial Cup.
The Children's Medical & Research Foundation
Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin
For the past 2 years the Bunny Fun Run has chosen the CMRF as the recipients of the money raised. They belive every sick child deserves a chance and so do we.