SMRC Urban Run 2017 Returns October 8 – Starting on O’Callaghan Strand, the 10K route will take in the ever popular Neil Cusack Olympic Trail along the banks of the Shannon, while the 5km will follow the North Circular Road Loop.
SMRC Urban Run 2017 Returns October 8
The SMRC Urban Run 2017 returns this year over 10k and 5k distances on October 8 and will be the fifth year in a row that St Michael’s Rowing Club is hosting the event.
The chip-timed AAI permitted 10k and 5k route is over a fast, flat and scenic course, probably the fastest course in Munster and also has clear markings, great stewarding and water stations, catering and changing facilities in the Clubhouse and is ideal for those wanting to get the all elusive PB. It’s also a great final race in preparation for those entering the Dublin City Marathon.
Starting on O’Callaghan Strand, the 10K route will take in the ever popular Neil Cusack Olympic Trail along the banks of the Shannon, while the 5km will follow the North Circular Road Loop.
Club Captain Antoinette Ahern stated “We were delighted last year with the number of runners and especially families that participated. Our 5K run along the flat city route, we had children as young as 8 participating with their parents”
“Last year the men’s 10 K event was won in an excellent time of 33.06 minutes with a time of 39.05 for the first woman across the line. Let’s see if these times can be bettered this year” said Antoinette.
Sherry Fitzgerald have again come on board as the prime sponsor and have stated that“they look forward to supporting this St.Michael’s Rowing Club led community event, which validates Limerick’s reputation as Ireland’s sporting city.
The event’s Charity partners are City Suicide Prevention Patrol, who do so much to prevent suicide by patrolling in the city and making interventions when necessary. The event is also run in conjunction with GROW Ireland Limerick Mental Health Association.
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