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Valuable prize drives up figures for Great Limerick Run

first_imgNewsLocal NewsValuable prize drives up figures for Great Limerick RunBy admin – February 16, 2011 577 Linkedin WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Twittercenter_img Email THERE has been a surge in numbers signing up for the Great Limerick Run, with hopes that over 10,000 participants will hit the city and county streets for this year’s event.The Run, in its second year, will be held on the May Bank Holiday weekend as part of the Riverfest festivities and central to Limerick’s year as European City of Sport.It is estimated that the event will generate €10 million for the local economy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up At the launch, it was revealed that a 2011 five door Volkswagen Polo will be up for grabs for a lucky participant who completes the Run.“One of the great aspects is that if you come first or last, you’re still in with a chance to win a car,” said Mayor Maria Byrne.“A lot more entries are expected between now and the closing date, and there are many events left in the 11 remaining months as European City of Sport”.Organiser, John Cleary, said the aim was “to present something Limerick would be proud of and that would grow year by year.“I’d like to thank the people for their participation. It demonstrates that Limerick is a true sporting capital”.The Great Limerick Run consists of a full marathon, a half marathon and a six mile run, with a prize of over €24,000 for the first across the line. Print Previous articleTrial begins of man accused of armed robberyNext articleUltimate Transformation WEEK ONE adminlast_img read more