Limerick’s Run for Fun makes a welcome return

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William O'Donoghue, John Kiely and Diarmaid Byrnes with some of the participants in this year's Run for Fun.

LIMERICK’S largest children’s fun run, the ‘Run for Fun’ will return to the University of Limerick this May Bank Holiday weekend.

Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons announced the return of the race this week, and its continued sponsorship of the popular event.

The Run for Fun will take place at UL on Saturday April 30, and will see hundreds of national school children take part.

Run for Fun 2022 is a Bon Secours Hospital Limerickfor children aged from five to 13 years across multiple distances and suitable for all standards. The first wave starts at 2.15pm with the wheelchair event on the UL running track. All registered children will receive a specially commissioned finisher’s medal and a souvenir technical t-shirt.

Event director John Cleary said: “The Covid period was a difficult time for everyone. For primary school children it was a difficult time also without the physical interaction of their activities and school friends. This year the Bon Secours Children’s Run for Fun marks a welcome back to normality for these children. We are delighted to see the return of this event and we look forward to seeing the excitement at the start line and pride when they receive their medal at the finish line.”

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Jason Kenny, CEO of Bon Secours Hospital Limerick commented: “As a healthcare provider the hospital is keen to promote healthy activity amongst children and the public in general. Encouraging children to get involved in healthy activity, not least something uncompetitive like the ‘Run for Fun’ can introduce them to something that will stay with them for much of their lives and reduce health risks.

“It’s also incredibly good for their wider wellbeing, their confidence and encouraging collegiality – things that are important to introduce in the earlier stages of life. So, we’re delighted to be on board and looking forward to being there on the day with our team and giving advice and support to the children and their parents.”

Registration is now open on https://greatlimerickrun.com with a limit of 1,000 places in each wave.