Cook Medical Limerick Womens Mini Marathon.
Cook Medical employee, Edel Shinners, launching the Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon. Picture by Brian Gavin Press 22.
Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon has announced that their title sponsor for the next three years will be Castletroy based company, Cook Medical. The nineteenth Women’s Mini Marathon will be held on Sunday October 30 and hopes to attract over 3,000 women of all ages. This popular event raises significant funds for charities and organisations throughout the Midwest Region and has a long history of success in supporting local causes.
Each year the event is attended by a growing number of participants and supporters. Speaking at the announcement, Race Director John Cleary welcomed its new title sponsor and outlined the importance of local business support:
“I am delighted that Cook Medical has come on board to sponsor this event over the coming years. Support and sponsorship from the local community is key in helping us run this event.”
This year, Cook Medical is celebrating 20 years in limerick and Race Director John Cleary went on to say the Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon are happy to see the company become synonymous with one of the fastest growing women’s sporting events in the mid-west.
“By coming on board with the Mini Marathon, the company is showing a continued commitment to the city of Limerick and helping us to promote health, fitness and wellbeing within our community,” added Mr Cleary.
Employing 880 people in their Irish base in Castletroy, the company specialises in the development of minimally invasive medical technologies, exporting worldwide from Limerick.
Announcing the partnership, Cook Medical’s Executive Vice President for EMEA, Bill Doherty said: ‘We are delighted to be associated with such a fantastic sporting event in Limerick. This is great opportunity to promote the importance of fitness and wellbeing within our community. Getting out, moving more and participating in events like this can lower the risk of illnesses such as coronary disease, diabetes and cancer, as well as being good for your mental health. I think it is a wonderful way to mark Cook Medical’s 20 years in Limerick. We wish John and the team all the very best with this year’s event and look forward to supporting where we can’.