Cathaoirleach Praises Participants In Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon

From: Dunphy Public Relations
Published: Tue Aug 12 2008

The race, the biggest annual sporting participation event in Limerick, will take place around the campus of the University of Limerick on Sunday 5 October next.

Speaking ahead of this evening’s launch of the 2008 Limerick Women’s Mini-Marathon, Councillor John Gallahue said he was delighted to learn that so many people were yet again rolling up their sleeves for a charitable cause.

He continued, ‘The mini-marathon is more than just a competitive event. This memorable annual occasion is made extra special by the huge funds raised for various charities at local, national and international level. Thanks to people's extraordinary generosity, many charitable organisations are enabled to continue their invaluable work and, in turn, bring further untold benefits to members of the local community’.

‘In addition to the obvious competitive and fundraising elements to this mini-marathon, it is also a unique social event for women. Grandmothers, mothers, daughters, housewives, office workers, company executives, endurance athletes – women from all walks of life – gather in the University of Limerick to take part in an event that engenders a spirit of hope and common goodwill’, he commented.

Praising the organisers and sponsors of the annual event, Councillor Gallahue stated, ‘From the registration of participants to the organisation of the race on the day, the extensive work that is carried out has made the event one of the largest and most successful of its kind in Ireland.’

He added, ‘The health and fitness benefits associated with this event should not be understated and I would like to compliment the event organisers, volunteers and sponsors for each year encouraging increasing numbers of women to take part. I would especially like to congratulate the Limerick County Sports Co-ordinator Phelim Macken for organising specific meet and train events in county towns. These events ensure that runners and walkers are aware of and prepared for the physical demands placed on their bodies by participating in October’s mini-marathon.’

The 2008 Limerick Women’s Mini-Marathon will be officially launched at a ceremony this evening in Limerick County Hall at 6 o’clock.


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