The Great Limerick Run 6th May 2018
Marathon | Half Marathon | Marathon Relay | 6 Mile event
The Bon Secours Hospital Great Limerick Run with over 12,000 runners will take place in Limerick City on Sunday May 6th 2018. Choose from a marathon, a marathon relay, a half marathon or a 6 mile event. Come for the run and stay for the fun!
26.2 miles or 42 kilometres through a variety of settings including Limerick’s city centre, the University of Limerick, picturesque countryside and riverside locations.
The marathon starts at the award winning People’s Park surrounded by Georgian Limerick. The course then heads to Childers Road – Rosbrien Rd – Punches Close – O’Connell Ave – Glentworth Street – Henry Street.
The route then heads onto Clare Street and taking in the historic Canal Bank. Then to the University and Castletroy area as far as Vistakon, taking in the superb University Campus and the breath-taking Living Bridge. 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 centre along the newly upgraded Plassey bank reaching the halfway point on Parnell Street.
The route then heads to the Raheen area, passing old Crescent Rugby club on the Rosbrien road. The route travels through Churchfield Meadow’s and then along the Mulcair road in Dooradoyle road before returning to the city centre via Rosbrien road again. The route then goes to the West side of the River Shannon crossing Sarsfield bridge and turning onto O’Callaghan strand.
The route circles the North circular road and then joins at the Ennis road. From union cross on the Ennis road the route travels outbound to the Gaelic Grounds. At the Gaelic grounds the route travels into Brookville and then exits once again at the Gaelic grounds at Corrib drive. From here the route travels along the Ennis road crossing Sarsfield bridge before finishing on O’Connell street outside the Augustinian Church.
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