Great Limerick Run

The most recent Great Limerick Run took place on Sunday, May 6th 2018.

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 Saturday May 5th.

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 Bon Secours Hospital and Limerick Institute of Technology.

Contents included:

  • Goodness Knows Cereal Bars
  • Carabao Energy Drink
  • Haribo sweets
  • Nivea For Men Energy Shower Gel (men's bags)
  • Nivea Rich Moist Soft Shower Cream (women's bags)
  • Irish Life - promotional insert
  • Just Eat - promotional insert
  • Manor Farm Chicken Mince - promotional insert
  • Event tee-shirt

For more information on getting involved in 2019, 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: