The UL Sport Kids Run at the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run 2015 will take place on Saturday the 2nd May.

This fun event is sponsored by UL Sport and is organised by Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run in conjunction with Limerick Sports Partnership and the HSE.

This year four waves will take place at the University of Limerick, details listed below. There is a limit of 500 children for each wave.

14:00 Junior Infants and Senior Infants - 1km
14:30 1st and 2nd Class - 1.5km
15:00 3rd and 4th Class - 2km
15:30 5th and 6th Class - 2.5km

All of the runs are off road, starting at the GAA pitch beside the running track and finishing on the running track.

Mums/dads/minders are welcome to join their children for the first two runs

The cost of entry is €12 per child. €5 of each entry fee will be donated to the participant's primary school. It is important that during registration the child's primary school name is entered into the registration form, in order for the primary school to receive their donation.

A contribution from each entry fee will also be donated to the Special Olympics, the chosen charity for the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run 2015.

Children participating in the events need to collect their race number at least 1 hour before their race. Numbers can be collected at the kids section of the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run Expo at the UL Arena from 10am on Saturday. All participants will receive a finisher's medal and technical race t-shirt. Water will be available on the day

Rules and Prizes


Running is fun. The human body and brain is designed for movement and running just comes naturally. Running gets us to where we need to go faster and it will make our minds and bodies healthier to boot! Studies have even shown that running can make us smarter and happier! Imagine a tough day at school or at home and how running makes us feel. It helps to empty our minds of worries and woes and frees it up for creative thinking and positive thoughts....

Getting Kids Fit with Limerick Sports Partnership

In the lead up to the UL Sport Kids Run with the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run, Limerick Sports Partnership has been delivering a 5 week training programme to 34 schools around Limerick City and County. Working with sports students from LIT, Limerick Sports Partnership has put together a fun get fit programme suitable for primary school students. Every week the college students spend 2 hours in each school doing games, exercises and training with the children...

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Now that the evenings have become longer, the sun a bit brighter and the Great Limerick run looming ever nearer, we advise you and your kids to move your activities to the garden! If you are lucky enough to have a trampoline at your disposal it will provide one of the most effective forms of exercise known to man....

GLR Kids Run for Fun Training Programme

LSP Schools Training Programme: Healthy Kid Tips: All children should be active to a moderate or vigorous level for at least 60min each day. Build up to this target gradually– for further guidelines: www.getirelandactive.ie Include muscle strengthening moves: tug-of-war, push-ups with knees on the floor, sit-ups (curl-up and crunches) Include bone strengthening moves: running, hopping, skipping & jumping....



Time & Date
Saturday 3rd May 11:30 Junior Infants and Senior Infants 12:00 1st and 2nd Class 12:30 3rd and 4th Class 13:00 5th and 6th Class
What are the race distances
There will be a 1km jog/walk for junior and senior infants, a 1.5km jog/walk for 1st and 2nd class, a 2km run/jog for 3rd and 4th class, and a 2.5km run/jog for 5th and 6th class.
Are the races permitted by the AAI
How much is the race entry fee
€12 per participant
When can I register
From Friday 21st February
Will there be advice or training programmes provided
Training programmes will be made availble and posted on the website to support all children and their families. Support will also be available through participating primary schools.
Can I run with my child?
We encourage a parent/older sibling/minder to run with children from junior infants, senior infants, 1st class and 2nd class. Children from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class will run by themselves.