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July 17th, 2023

Cook Medical launches 25th Mini Marathon

The 2023 Cook Medical Mini Marathon was officially launched today at the Strand Hotel by Mayor of Limerick, Gerald Mitchell. Now in its 25th year, the race will return to the University of Limerick at 12pm on Sunday, October 8.

The race, which changed from a women’s event to an all-inclusive event in 2022, encourages everyone to come together and have fun while participating in the 5 km or 10 km course. Participants can opt to walk, jog or run at their own pace.

Having raised over €100,000 in the last few years, the race generates much needed funds for local and national charities. Participants have the opportunity to link their race sign-up to a personally chosen charity and raise money in a transparent way through a dedicated online platform, Give2you, with all proceeds going directly to the charity.

Speaking about the event, Race Director John Cleary said, “We’re delighted to launch this year’s Cook
Medical Mini Marathon, an event that continues to go from strength to strength. Not only does it encourage
participants to come together to have fun while keeping fit, it also raises money for charity. We welcome
everyone, of all ages and abilities, to take part on Sunday, October 8.”

Carla DiBenedetto, HR Director and Race Ambassador at Cook Medical, added, “We’re thrilled to continue to support the Mini Marathon. It means so much to the people of Limerick and to us. We’re committed to giving back to our community and it is a privilege to connect with so many people participating in the race, each doing it for their own reason. It truly encapsulates togetherness and inclusivity, while also being a great day out. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the start line.”

All participants will receive a 2023 race top prior to the race and a 2023 commemorative medal as they cross the finish line.