Volunteers needed for Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run #Limerick

The Barrington's Hospital Great Limerick Run that started at the award winning People's Park surrounded by Georgian Limerick and wound its through the historical, sporting and cultural sites, such as The Living Bridge at the University of Limerick, The Treaty Stone and Thomond Park Stadium, before finishing on Limericks O'Connell Street. Picture: Sean Curtin Fusionshooters

ORGANISERS of the seventh annual Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run are calling on volunteers to help make this year’s event another amazing success on Sunday May 1, 2016.

The biggest participation event outside of Dublin, the Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run (BHGLR) includes a marathon, half marathon, relay-marathon and six mile race. BHGLR organisers say this year’s event will build on the success of 2015 and promises to be even bigger and better.

Putting out the call for volunteers, race director John Cleary explained that volunteers play a crucial and winning role for the event to operate smoothly.

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“The Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run could not go ahead without the amazing support of the local community in Limerick on the weekend of the event,” said Mr Cleary.

“We are looking to get volunteers for a number of sectors of the event. Volunteers are required for the day of the race as well as at our Expo event on Friday April 29 and Saturday April 30 in the University of Limerick Arena,” he announced.

Volunteer roles will range from manning water stations along the BHGLR route to the distribution of medals and refreshments at the race end.  At the Expo volunteers roles include handing out t-shirts and goody bags to participants. Every volunteer will receive a certificate from the Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run acknowledging their participation in the event as well as a volunteer t-shirt and food and refreshments on the day. Health and safety training will also be provided prior to the race.

For more information on how to volunteer email [email protected]

by Daragh Frawley

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