Return of the "Run for Fun" Limerick's largest children's fun run on Saturday 30th of April 2022

By: Karen Shanahan | Posted on: 20 Apr 2022

Return of the

Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons are delighted to announce the return of the "Run for Fun" Limerick's largest children's fun run, and its continued sponsorship of this fantastic event.


The Run for Fun will take place at the University of Limerick on Saturday 30th of April and will see hundreds of national school children take part. Run for Fun 2022 is non-competitive event for children (5-13 years) across multiple distances and suitable for all standards. The first wave starts at 2.15pm with the wheelchair event on the UL running track. All registered children will receive a specially commissioned finishers medal and a souvenir technical t-shirt


Jason Kenny CEO Bon Secours Hospital Limerick stated "As a healthcare provider the hospital is keen to promote healthy activity amongst children and the public in general.  The sponsorship is another Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons commitment to supporting activity in the county. Encouraging children to get involved in healthy activity, not least something uncompetitive like the 'Run for Fun' can introduce them to something that will stay with them for much of their lives and reduce health risks.  It's also incredibly good for their wider wellbeing, their confidence and encouraging collegiality - things that are important to introduce in the earlier stages of life. So, we're delighted to be on board and looking forward to being there on the day with our team and giving advice and support to the children and their parents."


Registration is now open on greatlimerickrun.com with a limit of 1,000 places in each wave.  We look forward to another successful event at the impressive UL Arena on the 30th of April with thanks to the assistance of the Limerick Sports Partnership.


John Cleary - Event Director also commented "The Covid period was a difficult time for everyone. For primary school children it was a difficult time also without the physical interaction of their activities and school friends. This year the Bon Secours Children's Run for Fun marks a welcome back to normality for these children. We are delighted to see the return of this event and we look forward to seeing the excitement at the start line and pride when they receive their medal at the finish line."

Many thanks to John Kiely and members of the Limerick GAA team who joined us for the launch.


 

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