Thousands set to take part in Limerick women’s mini marathon

THOUSANDS of local ladies are preparing to run and walk this year’s Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon to raise vital funds for good causes across the Mid-West.

THOUSANDS of local ladies are preparing to run and walk this year’s Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon to raise vital funds for good causes across the Mid-West.

The 8km (5 mile) race will take place in the University of Limerick campus on Sunday, October 14, at 12 noon.

But this isn’t just a day for the ladies - men who are brave enough to come in drag can lace up their runners or even squeeze into stilettos, and take part too! Entry is now open with a discounted price of €15 until September 15, increasing to €20 registration on the day.

The event is organised by Limerick Athletic Club, sponsored by the Limerick Leader, Limerick’s Live 95FM and VHI and run in association with Limerick County Council. Organiser Edel O’Shea said not only is it a great day out, but the event supports many local charities every year.

“So many great organisations in the Mid-West benefit from the mini-marathon and it is always a fun family day out with kids cheering on mums, aunties and even grannies taking part,” said Edel.

“There’s a lot of organisation involved but we love doing it and are delighted that it has grown to become such a huge sporting event in Limerick. Over the last 14 years we have had tremendous support from the Limerick Leader, our main sponsor, and Limerick’s Live 95FM and it is because of this support along with the VHI and our other partners, Limerick County Council that we can continue to host the race which attracts up to 4000 competitors,” she said.

The course is available to view on the website www.limerickminimarathon.com and there is still time to train with meet and train groups active across Limerick.

Runners can later trade their water bottles for a champagne glass at Ladbrokes Munster National & Keane’s Jeweller Ladies Day at Limerick Racecourse on the afternoon of Sunday, October 14.

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