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Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon 2021 taking place virtually September 24-26



Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon 2021 – Celebrating the launch at the Strand Hotel are Angela Moloney, director of Ethics & Compliance, EMEA, at Cook Medical, Mark Whelan, Limerick Athletics Club, Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr. Daniel Butler and Laura Holland, Cook Medical. Picture: Alan Place

Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon 2021 taking place virtually September 24-26

Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon 2021

Pictured are Darren Sheehan, Cliona’s Foundation, Lisa Tracy, Mid West Cancer Foundation and Lorraine Hogan, Limerick Suicide Watch. Picture: Alan Place

The 2021 Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon, now in its 23rd year, the race will take place from September 24-26 as a virtual event, with €10 from every entry fee going to charity. More than 300 people have already registered to take part in this year’s Marathon which, for the second consecutive year, will take place virtually over the weekend of September 25 and September 26 with all proceeds being distributed to a variety of local and national charities. 




The event’s planners hope that this year’s race builds on the success of last year’s virtual event, which raised over €37,000 for different charities. Participants of all ages will run, jog or walk the 5k and 10k race in their own time across the race weekend to ensure safety of all competitors and to adhere to social distancing and government advice, while raising funds for personally chosen charities in Limerick, the Midwest, and nationwide.

John Cleary, race director for the event, commented, “2021 has been a very difficult year for everyone. It’s important for us, now more than ever, to continue events like the mini marathon to bring people together in a safe way. We are looking forward to seeing women of all ages and abilities taking part from September 24-26.”

The event was launched at the Limerick Strand Hotel by Daniel Butler, Mayor of Limerick City and County who is urging men and women from across Limerick to support this year’s event saying, “The support last year was incredible to raise that kind of money virtually but what I don’t want is people getting tired of those virtual events because the money is still needed, the charities are still doing great work so please get involved get on those running shoes and start getting read now for the 25th and 26th of September – get your family together, get your friends together and get you location and let’s try and beat last years figure if that’s possible,

Cook Medical, which celebrates 25 years in Limerick this year, has been the title sponsor of the Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon for six years, a sponsorship that has been extended until 2024.“ After an incredibly hard year for us all in Limerick, we are delighted to once again host our virtual mini marathon,” said Angela Moloney, director of Ethics & Compliance, EMEA, at Cook Medical, “Cook Medical has a long-standing commitment to the people of Limerick and the Midwest, dating back to our arrival in 1996. As part of this commitment, we’re proud to sponsor such an important event, which promotes health and fitness, while also giving back to charities that need it now more than ever.”

Having completed the event, each participant will have the option to upload their time to a virtual leader board if they wish. These details will be presented on the event website. All participants will receive a custom quarter zip running top as well as a bespoke medal in the post while €10 of their registration fee will go to their nominated charity.

To register for the Cook Medical Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon 2021, see HERE 

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