All set for Limerick Ladies Mini Marathon as charities make last minute appeal

HUNDREDS of thousands of euro will be raised for local charities when the Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon, goes ahead on Sunday next October 14 at 12 noon.

HUNDREDS of thousands of euro will be raised for local charities when the Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon, goes ahead on Sunday next October 14 at 12 noon.

The organisers warned this week that those interested in taking part to register now as the race t-shirts are running out.

Local charity organisations are also urging those who are taking part to raise money to help them and have made an appeal to runners for helpl

The 8km (5 mile) event will take place in the picturesque surroundings of the University of Limerick campus.

This isn’t just a day for the ladies though, men who are brave enough to come in drag can lace up their runners or even squeeze into stilettos, find a feather boa and take part too. There will also be a spot prize for those in drag!

Organiser Edel O’Shea is looking forward to the big day and has received a lot of entries already.

“Numbers are looking good and we are expecting a further surge in registrations during the final week leading up to the race. It is such an exciting event to be involved with and so many great organisations in the Mid-West benefit from the mini-marathon,” 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,” she added.

There will be prize money for the first ten women past the finish line with first place getting €500.

There will also be age category prizes and spot prizes.

Entry is now open and forms can be downloaded online at a cost of €20 to participate, or found in the Limerick Leader office or Limerick’s Live 95FM.

The event has helped to raise vital funds for good causes across the Mid-West every year since it’s commencement in 1998.

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.

The 8km course is available to view on the website www.limerickminimarathon.com.