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PHOTOS Regeneron Great Limerick Run returns for 2024  



Pictured at the launch of the 2024 Regeneron Great Limerick Run above were Mayor Gerald Mitchell and Thomas Byrne, Minister of State at Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media joined here by Nuala Carey, Associate Director Corporate Communications Regeneron, Ivor Downey, Executive Director, HR Lead, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc charity partners Patrick Harrington, Little Blue Hero’s, Michelle Coughlan, Down Syndrome Limerick, Geraldine Gunning, LAW, Phil Deegan, Clionas Foundation and Anne Marie Hayes, Milford Hospice. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

The Regeneron Great Limerick Run is set to return in 2024, bigger and better than ever!

Minister Thomas Byrne pictured at the Strand Hotel. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

A record number of participants are anticipated to register for this year’s event, which takes place during the May Bank Holiday Weekend. The event, hailed as the largest mass participation event outside of Dublin, was officially launched today by Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Gerald Mitchell.

Speaking at the launch at the Limerick Strand Hotel, Mayor Gerald Mitchell noted the huge economic impact the Regeneron Great Limerick Run has for the City.

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Gerald Mitchell: said “The Regeneron Great Limerick Run transcends the traditional notion of a race; it is a social occasion drawing massive crowds to Limerick, showcasing the city’s different kind of energy and injecting a €5 million economic boost during the May Bank Holiday Riverfest weekend.




“The three distinct races make this an inclusive event motivating people to embark on a more active lifestyle. Whether young or not-so-young, seasoned athletes or occasional runners and walkers, all are invited to embrace the unique atmosphere and join in the excitement.”

Niall O’Leary, Senior Vice President, Site Head at Regeneron Ireland said, “The Regeneron Great Limerick Run, the fastest growing participatory event in Ireland with over 14,000 race entrants, has become a highlight on the annual racing calendar. As a company deeply committed to supporting and celebrating sport, we are delighted to be the title sponsors of this event for the fourth consecutive year.

“The Regeneron Great Limerick Run serves as a platform to unite competitive athletes and those who participate for fun, fostering a deep sense of camaraderie and sportsmanship. Our sponsorship represents our dedication to community engagement and promotion of a healthy lifestyle. We wish all participants and volunteers the very best of luck as we look forward to an electrifying race day, filled with moments of triumph, determination, and sheer adrenaline.”

As well as being the largest mass participatory event outside of Dublin, the Regeneron Great Limerick Run is designated as an annual ‘Tier One’ event in the Midwest region.

The I Love Limerick team pictured at the event. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

Speaking at the launch of the 2024 event today, Sliabh Wells, Managing Director of The Bear Group (Event Organiser) welcomed the continued title sponsorship of Regeneron and also confirmed that the Munster Athletics Council have again designated both the Marathon and Half Marathon as their official Munster championship races. This designation, which will entice higher numbers of competitive athletes chasing personal best race times, is a reflection on the growing status of the Regeneron Great Limerick Run as a premier running event.

“Last year was an amazing year for the event. We saw record numbers of people participating, and with these the previous fundraising records were all exceeded. Our fundraising platform Eventmaster allows all participants to fundraise for a charity of their own choice, and we expect this year’s efforts to be more than €250K,” he said.

“We’d like to thank our amazing event partners for their continued support. Limerick City and County Council for facilitating the event and working with us throughout the event planning process. To Regeneron for their unwavering support in making this event everything that it has become. Also, to Crescent Shopping Centre for their support of the Volunteer programme, which helps us bring almost 500 volunteers to the event across race weekend.

‘’Finally, we’d like to thank the people of Limerick City and County. The welcome we receive here is outstanding and without their support the event wouldn’t be the memorable occasion it is for all participants.’’

Register for this year’s Regeneron Great Limerick Run.
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