Limerick urban run to help prevent suicide

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

Club runners  Declan OConnor, Peter Waldron, Mags McInerney, Stuart McDonnell and Dave Meehan promoting the Urban Run 2015
HUNDREDS of people are set to be put through their paces during the upcoming third annual Urban Run in Limerick city.

HUNDREDS of people are set to be put through their paces during the upcoming third annual Urban Run in Limerick city.

St. Michael’s Rowing Club has launched the SMRC Urban Run 2015 and is urging people to be an “urban runner”.

Their event, to support two charitable causes, will take place on Sunday, October 11 at 1pm from O’Callaghan Strand.

The Urban Run events include a 5K distance which is open to all ages and fitness levels and a 10K distance which is open to entrants over 18 years.

Starting on O’Callaghan Strand, the 10K route will take in the ever popular Neil Cusack Olympic Trail along the banks of the Shannon, while the 5km will follow the North Circular Road Loop.

“Both routes are fast, flat and very scenic and are ideal for those looking for personal best times,” they advise.

“Being fit is not a destination; it is a way of life, and through this event our vision is to inspire runners, joggers and walkers to come to the starting line every October and encourage progressive steps in a healthy direction.

The main race sponsor again this year is Sherry Fitzgerald. The event website includes a training programme and suggested local running and fitness groups to help people along the way.

Proceeds from the run will benefit the SMRC Youth Training Programme, and the Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol (CSPP). Early bird entry discounts are available until October 3. Entry fee for the 10K race is €15 and €10 for the 5K. Family packages are available.

For more information and to register online, check out the event website. To keep up to date see their Facebook page.

Last year Julio Cesar Castro was the first man over the line in the 10k in a time of 32.40. Orla Drumm was first woman home in time of 35.49.