Amanda Byram and David Gillick, members of the Vhi Support Team announced that the 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is now open for entries!

Celebrating 35 years, this year’s event will see over 35,000 women walk, jog or run through Dublin city on Bank Holiday Monday, 5th June 2017. To mark this special milestone, the organisers of the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon also unveiled a new route for 2017, which will see the course completely reversed with this year’s event starting on Fitzwilliam Square and finishing on Baggot Street.

The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is the biggest all female event of its kind in the world and Ireland’s largest one day charity fundraising event.

Since its inception it has raised over €200m for charities all over the country, and it is hoped that 2017 will see further fantastic fundraising for a host of worthy causes nationwide.
Donegal women can enter TODAY for the 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon;
1. By registering online at
2. By post – application forms will be available in The Herald every Wednesday and Saturday

Entries received before April 1st are in with the chance of winning the all new Nissan Micra, so participants are urged to register early for the 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon to be in with a chance to win.

Participants will be supported every step of the way by the Vhi Support Team including event ambassador, fitness advocate and running novice Amanda Byram, former international athlete and nutrition support David Gillick and personal trainer Louise Heraghty.

The Vhi Support Team will be providing expert advice including training plans, recipe ideas and training motivation on Amanda Byram will also be following the Vhi Programme and aiming to complete her first ever 10km at the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon on Monday, 5th June 2017.