Over 35,000 women are expected to take part in the 10K Dublin event.
Amanda Byram and David Gillick, members of the Vhi Support Team, today launched the 2018 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.
The event, now in its 36th year, will be moving back to Sunday this year, taking place on Bank Holiday Sunday 3rd June 2018 at 2pm. Over 35,000 women are expected to walk, jog and run the 10K route starting in Fitzwilliam Square and finishing on Baggot St.
The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon has also revealed a new Dublin city centre race number collection venue. Participants will be able to collect their race numbers and soak up the pre-event atmosphere at Trinity Sports Centre, Trinity College on the Friday and Saturday of the June Bank Holiday weekend.
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 €210m for charities and it is hoped that 2018 will see further fantastic fundraising for a host of worthy causes nationwide.
Donegal women can enter TODAY for the 2018 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. Entries received before April 13th are in with a chance of winning a new Nissan Micra.
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 www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie.
Kathy Endersen, CEO, Women’s Mini Marathon said;
“For the first time in nearly two decades, the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon will take place on Sunday. Moving back to Sunday will offer more women from all over the country and abroad the chance to participate in our amazing event and make the most of the bank holiday weekend in Dublin.
“Over one million women have taken part in the event to date and we are proud to have played a part in helping women reach their personal milestones, whether fundraising for charity, achieving fitness goals, or just experiencing the atmosphere of this special day. We look forward to welcoming many thousands of women to the capital for a great, fun day on Sunday 3rd June.”
Commenting on her role as part of Vhi’s Support Team, Amanda Byram said,
“I am passionate about promoting women’s fitness and delighted to be back as an ambassador for the 2018 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. I took part last year with my mum, and it was a really special day. 35,000 women of all ages and abilities walking, jogging and running the streets of Dublin, achieving their fitness goals and raising money for charity is a very powerful event to be part of.”