BHGLR 2014 Race Day


About the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run 2015

The Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run is a mass participation sporting event.
It is about encouraging individuals to compete and achieve their
personal goals.

The inclusiveness of the event with three separate races has captured the attention of people across all social and demographic backgrounds. From the young to senior citizens, competitive athletes to occasional runners or walkers our team will help you cross the finish line.

A comprehensive marketing campaign delivered through various media channels over eight months has established the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run as a premier event in the national sporting calendar.

In just 5 years the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run is now the fastest growing participatory event in Ireland with over 12,000 race entrants registered in 2014. According to an economic and social impact report commissioned by Limerick City Council, 49% of respondents stated that the event was the main reason they started physical exercise.

We are building a hugely successful event through our engagement with community, voluntary, statutory and private organisations.


Limerick is Ireland’s third largest City and is the hub of social, cultural, and economic activity in the Mid West. Located on the banks of the majestic river Shannon it is easily accessible by motorway, intercity rail, and air. The City is recognised as the sporting capital of Ireland and received the title of European City of Sport in 2011 and National City of Culture in 2014.

A medieval City with a rich Georgian heritage and large ethnic population has delivered a real international dimension and the Government has designated the City as the first national ‘City of Culture’ in 2014.

Limerick has successfully combined its ancient history with its youthful population to deliver a thriving bustling night life in the many cafes and bars that are scattered throughout the City. With a host of cultural and recreational attractions including castles,museums,art galleries,theatre, and a range of sporting stadiums the City is a must visit tourism destination.