Athletics – Be An Urban Runner

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David Lane

ST MICHEAL’S Rowing Club have launched the 2015 SMRC Urban Run. In it’s third year, this AAI permitted city centre event takes place on Sunday 11th October at 1pm from O’Callaghan Strand, Limerick.

The Urban Run events include a 5K distance which is open to all ages and fitness levels and a 10K distance which is open to entrants over 18 yrs. Starting on O’Callaghan Strand, the 10K route will take in the ever popular Neil Cusack Olympic Trail along the banks of the Shannon while the 5k will follow the North Circular Road Loop. Both routes are fast, flat and very scenic and are ideal for those looking for personal best times.

Being fit is not a destination; it is a way of life, and through this event our vision is to inspire runners, joggers and walkers to come to the starting line every October and encourage progressive steps in a healthy direction. The website includes a training programme and suggested local running and fitness groups to help you along the way.

The SMRC Urban Run is organized for the benefit of the participants, the SMRC Youth Training Programme, the Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol CSPP, the community and the promotion of health and fitness. All funds raised from this event go to both the CSPP and the SMRC Youth Training Programme..

The ‘Do something that makes you Smile’ campaign was launched last year to acknowledge and celebrate our team entrants and partners from Limerick Mental Health, Grow Ireland, Le Cheile and CSPP. Teams from schools, walking clubs, athletics clubs, fitness clubs, companies and charities all came together to make a great event even more enjoyable.

Early bird entry discounts are available until the 3rd of October. Entry fee for the 10K race is €15 and €10 for the 5K. Family packages are available.

So what are you waiting for, lace up those runners and let’s get going ..

For more information and to register to www.smrc.ie/urbanrun. To keep up to date with event details go to our facebook page SMRC Urban Run or Twitter @smrcrun