Hotels near Great Limerick Run

Hotels near Great Limerick Run

Great Limerick Run May 6th, 2018


The Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run is a mass participation sporting event.   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 our team will help you cross the finish line.

A comprehensive marketing campaign delivered through various media channels over eight months has established the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run as a premier event in the national sporting calendar.

In just 6 years the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run is now the fastest growing participatory event in Ireland with over 14,000 race entrants registered in 2015. According to an economic and social impact report commissioned by Limerick City Council, 49% of respondents stated that the event was the main reason they started physical exercise.

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.  Why not stay at the Limerick City Hotel near the Great Limerick Run.

The marathon starts at the award winning People's Park surrounded by Georgian Limerick. The course then heads to the following stops - 

  • Childers Road - Rosbrien Rd - Punches Close - O'Connell Ave - Glentworth Street - Henry Street.
  • Onto Clare Street and taking in the historic Canal Bank.
  • 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
  • Returning to the city centre reaching the halfway point on Parnell Street
  • Raheen area, around Raheen Business Park
  • The route then goes to the West side of the River Shannon towards the Gaelic Grounds and South 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.