Thursday, December 17, 2015
Great Limerick Run appointed official Munster Marathon & Half-Marathon Championships for 2016-2018
It was announced today that the Great Limerick Run held every May will be the official Munster Athletics Marathon and Half-Marathon Championships for 2016 to 2018.
This is a major change from the last few years when the Charleville Half-Marathon in September was the Munster Half-Marathon Championship.
The entry fee according to the race website is €65 for the full Marathon and €50 for the Half-Marathon. The €50 for the Half is in marked contrast to the Rock n Roll Half-Marathon in Dublin where club runners get a discounted price. The Munster Marathon Championships are a new development.
Another question that arises is how much is this actually worth to Munster Athletics? Will the money be funneled back into athletics? It's an important consideration as the Limerick race is a commercial event.
The Great Limerick Run takes place on Sunday the 1st of May 2016.