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August 9th, 2016

Cook Medical announced as title sponsor for Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon

Limerick, Irl: Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon has announced that their title sponsor for the next three years will be Castletroy based company, Cook Medical.  The 19th Women’s Mini Marathon will be held on Sunday 30th October and hopes to attract over 3,000 women of all ages.  This popular event raises significant funds for charities and organisations throughout the Midwest Region and has a long history of success in supporting local causes.

Each year the event is attended by a growing number of participants and supporters. Speaking at today’s announcement, Race Director John Cleary welcomed its new title sponsor and outlined the importance of local business support.

‘I am delighted that Cook Medical has come on board to sponsor this event over the coming years. Support and sponsorship from the local community is key in helping us run this event. Cook Medical celebrates 20 years in Limerick this year and we’re delighted that they will become synonymous with one of the fastest growing women’s sporting events in the Mid-West. By coming on board with the Mini Marathon, the company is showing a continued commitment to the city of Limerick and helping us to promote health, fitness and wellbeing within our community. We look forward to working with Bill Doherty and his team in promoting this year’s event and growing it further over the coming years’.

Employing 880 people in their Irish base in Castletroy, the company specialises in the development of minimally invasive medical technologies, exporting worldwide from Limerick.

Announcing the partnership, Cook Medical’s Executive Vice President for EMEA, Bill Doherty said: ‘We are delighted to be associated with such a fantastic sporting event in Limerick. This is great opportunity to promote the importance of fitness and well being within our community. Getting out, moving more and participating in events like this can lower the risk of illnesses such as coronary disease, diabetes and cancer, as well as being good for your mental health. I think it is a wonderful way to mark Cook Medical’s 20 years in Limerick. We wish John and the team all the very best with this year’s event and look forward to supporting where we can’.

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