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Great Limerick Run

Quick facts

Location Limerick, Ireland

Distance Marathon

Rescheduled to 04 Oct 2020

Previous date: 03 May 2020

About Great Limerick Run

The Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run is a mass participation sporting event held in Limerick,Limerick is Ireland’s third largest City and is the hub of social, cultural, and economic activity in the Mid West. Located on the banks of the majestic river Shannon. It is about encouraging individuals to compete and achieve their personal goals.

The inclusiveness of the event with three separate races has captured the attention of people across all social and demographic backgrounds. From the young to senior citizens, competitive athletes to occasional runners or walkers.

The Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run is now the fastest growing participatory event in Ireland.


6 Mile Run

  • 9.65604km


  • 42.195km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

People's Park



O'Connell Street



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 reaching the halfway point on Parnell Street. The route then heads to the Raheen area, before returning to the city along O’Connell Avenue. The route then goes to the West side of the River Shannon towards the Gaelic Grounds and the North Circular Road for the final 6 Miles. The last 6 Miles are filled with a wonderful array of historical, sporting and cultural sites, such as The Treaty Stone and Thomond Park Stadium, before finishing on Limericks O’Connell Street.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.