Liveable Limerick organise Christmas Dash for homeless organisations Novas and Peter McVerry as the Christmas lights are officially turned on in the city.

On Sunday 18th of November Liveable Limerick have organised a charity Christmas Dash on O’Connell Street in aid of Novas and The Peter McVerry Trust. The event will precede Light Up Limerick, which officially marks the beginning of the Christmas period in the city. The proceeds of the fun run will be split between the two homeless services, both of whom have offices on O’Connell Street.

The main thoroughfare in the city will be closed to traffic for the day and the route of the Christmas Dash is 120m between the offices of PMV and Novas, no. 50 and no. 89 respectively. There will be a variety of races on the day including a Mr. & Mrs. Claus’s three-legged race, a celebrity dash, wheelchair dash and sack race.

The event will take place at 12pm on Sunday the 18th of November. People can register at Novas’ Head Office on 87 O’Connell Street from 10.30am. Registration costs just €2.