Great Limerick Run

The most recent Great Limerick Run took place on Sunday, April 30th 2017.

An Official Goody Bag was provided for each of the 10,000 participants. The Goody Bags were distributed to runners at Registration, which took place at the Official GLR Expo held at the UL Arena on April 28th and 29th. 

The Goody Bags were split by gender 50/50 (5,000 men's bags and 5,000 women's bags). The bags themselves were sponsored by Barringtons Hospital and Limerick Institute of Technology.

Contents included:

  • Weetabix "On The Go" Breakfast Drink
  • CB12 Whitening Toothpaste
  • Nature Valley cereal bar
  • Haribo sweets
  • Nivea Creme Shave Gel sachet or mini deodorant (men's bags)
  • Nivea Invisible Black & White mini deodorant (women's bags)
  • East Cork Harbour Marathon - promotional insert/discount coupon
  • Irish Life - promotional insert
  • Just Eat - promotional insert
  • Event tee-shirt


For more information on getting involved in 2018, please contact us on 00353-21 4831828 or email 




The Great Limerick Run, which in 2010 became the second largest inaugural marathon ever in Ireland’s history, truly offers something for everyone! The three options on the day include a fully certified Marathon, a Half Marathon and a 10K event.

The three events commence over a staggered start schedule. The Marathon enters the city on no less than four occasions which helps to generate great support for the athletes. The route has been carefully designed to incorporate the many sporting and historic highpoints in Limerick including the city centre’s Georgian architecture, the world famous University of Limerick, King Johns Castle, The Treat Stone and Thomond Park. Parts of the route also follow the River Shannon.

The majority of both participants and spectators are from Munster.

For more general information on the Marathon, please go to the official website: