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October 9th, 2023

Over 3,000 take part in the Cook Medical Mini Marathon

Over 3,000 people took part in the Cook Medical Mini Marathon at the University of
Limerick, on Sunday, 8 October.

Now in its 25th year, the event saw participants of all ages and abilities run, jog, and walk the 5
km and 10 km courses, while raising money for local and national charities.

In 2022, the race changed from a women’s event to an all-inclusive race, welcoming everyone to
come together and have fun, while exercising. This year, participants from 26 counties in Ireland
took part in the race, and there were also international virtual participants in many regions,
including America, Canada, India, Austria and the UK.

Commenting on today’s event, Carla DiBenedetto, HR director and race ambassador at Cook
Medical, said, “We’re thrilled to see so many people taking part in the Cook Medical Mini
Marathon. This event celebrates togetherness and inclusivity, while also raising vital funds for
charity. The people who take part are what make it so special. I would like to thank and
congratulate everyone who participated today.”

Also speaking about the event, Race Director John Cleary said, “We had a fantastic turnout
today, with people coming from all corners of Ireland to take part. The Mini Marathon is a great
event that brings people together and gives back to the community.”

Since establishing a facility in Limerick in 1996, Cook Medical has been committed to giving back
to their community through meaningful partnerships and initiatives. Their efforts in Limerick mirror
other Cook sites around the world, in particular their headquarters in Bloomington, Indiana. At all
their locations, Cook is committed to being an active partner in making their communities better.
Cook believes that it’s the responsibility of all businesses to use their resources, skills, and
opportunities to elevate their communities.