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Great Limerick Run – Marathon


On Sunday May 1st 2011 the streets of Limerick will fill once again with runners, joggers and walkers from far and wide. The 2010 event saw over 6500 participants enjoy a superb day. Limerick is the designated European City of Sport for 2011 and the event promises to be even bigger and better. This event has something for everyone! The 3 races include a fully certified marathon, a half marathon and a 6 miler.
26.2 miles or 42 kilometers through a variety of settings including Limericks city center, the University of Limerick, countryside and riverside locations. The marathon starts at the award winning Peoples Park surrounded by Georgian Limerick. The course then heads to the University and Castletroy area taking in the superb University campus and the breathtaking Living Bridge. The route then heads back to the city taking in the Canal Bank. This route is a very popular running route for runners of all abilities including many world champions visiting Ger Hartman at the University Arena. The marathon course then returns to the city center reaching the halfway point on Parnell Street. The route then heads to the countryside passing Young Munsters Rugby Club, Old Crescent Rugby Club and Limerick Golf Club. The route then returns to the city center for the final 10KM. The last 10 kilometers are filled with a wonderful array of historical, sporting and cultural sites before finishing on Limericks O’Connell Street.