Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is open for entries! Over 40,000 participants are expected to walk, jog or run the 10km route through Dublin city on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th June 2016.
The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is the biggest all female event of its kind in the world and Ireland largest one day charity fundraising event. Since its inception it has raised €197m for charities all over the country.
Women can enter for the 2016 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon;
- By registering online at www.VhiWomensMiniMarathon.ie
- By post – application forms will be available in The Herald every Wednesday and Saturday
The Vhi Support Team including former international athlete and nutrition support David Gillick, personal trainer and fitness support Siobhan Byrne and Vhi’s Dr Ui May Tan will be on hand to support participants every step of the way to race day! Follow their training plans and get expert advice and fun tips on www.VhiWomensMiniMarathon.ie and on the FREE Vhi WMM 2016 App.
Speaking about the 2016 event, Brighid Smyth, Head of Corporate Communications, Vhi Healthcare commented; “The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is a truly unique event which allows women to reach their fitness goals and raise money for their chosen charities.
We hope to encourage women to dust off their runners, follow the Vhi Support Team training and nutrition programmes and take a step in the right direction towards a healthier lifestyle and the 2016 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.”
Kathy Endersen, CEO, Women’s Mini Marathon said “Over the years, the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon has enabled women to achieve great things both from a health and fitness point of view and also for their chosen charities. We look forward to seeing as many women as possible in Dublin on June 6th!”
Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon
The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is the biggest all women’s event of its kind in the world. The first Women’s Mini Marathon began in Dublin in 1983 with 9,000 entrants, it has grown in popularity and the event now hosts over 40,000 women on the June bank holiday weekend. Women from across the 32 counties of Ireland, U.K. and Europe take part each year to raise vital funds for their chosen charities and causes.
The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon has created a world class sporting event and is dedicated to helping women across Ireland to achieve their fitness goals. The mini-marathon has become an important part of Irish culture and a celebration for Irish women age 14 to 65 and over. The event caters for women who wish to walk or jog for fun while also catering for competitive runners.
Indeed, it is not only women who have benefited from the event, but the charities are also the big winners. In 2015 it is estimated that almost €5.3m was raised by the participants bringing the total since the race started in 1983 close to €197m. All charities benefit as it is the women themselves who decide who they will support and many local causes gain vital revenue from the event. It is now the biggest single day charity event in the country.