New ‘sensory’ race experience for Limerick city

Ready to go: Over 12,000 people will take part in the Barrington's hospital Great Limerick Run event, but a race with a difference has been added. Picture Liam Burke/Press 22
IT PROMISES to be a race unlike any other ever seen in Limerick city.

IT PROMISES to be a race unlike any other ever seen in Limerick city.

During the Riverfest weekend over the May Bank Holiday weekend, a new race around the city is aiming to challenge the senses of participants and test their ability though intellectual, musical, physical, artistic and a host of other challenges, which currently remain under wraps.

Patricia Kelly, originally from O’Connell Avenue, said the Limerick City Challenge, set for around lunch-time on Monday, May 5, was born during her time in New Zealand, and she has brought home the concept of a popular TV show to create “an exciting and innovative event” for the city. The race will begin from the Curragower pub, passing through King John’s Castle, St Mary’s Cathedral, the People’s Park, Nevsail Climbing Wall, Bourke’s Pub and will finish at Clohessy’s bar on Howley’s Quay.

There will be a different challenge awaiting participants at each location, where one member of the team will be required to complete the challenge correctly before the team is allowed to move on. This race is not about being the fittest or even the fastest, according to the organisers. The entry fee is €50 for a team of two. To enter call 0894975864.