The Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin is an annual 10-kilometre all-female road race which has taken place on the June Bank Holiday Monday since 1983. The mini-marathon, sponsored in 2017 by Vhi Healthcare, is the largest all-female event in the world and has raised almost €200 million for charity over the years. It has also had some high-profile participants - Sonia O’Sullivan won the race in 2000 and that summer went on to win the Olympic silver medal in Sydney in the 5,000 metres. Her race time of 31 minutes and 28 seconds still stands as the route record.
The Mini Marathon starts at 2pm sharp on Bank Holiday Monday 5th June 2017 in Dublin. The starting point varies depending on whether you’ll be walking, jogging or running so please consult the website for more information. If you’d like to enter the race, head to the official website to complete the entry form and to submit the €21 entry fee. When planning your travel to the city centre, please bear in mind that there will be road closures for the race. It’s recommend that you use either the bus, LUAS tram system or DART train services to get to the start of the race.
Head to the website to find information on nutrition and advice on how to start training for a road race. Although the race welcomes champion and professional runners from around the globe, the focus is on inclusivity and togetherness. All are welcome to participate (as long as you’re female), no matter whether you’re trying to beat Sonia O’ Sullivan’s race record or whether you’re planning to walk around the route. Although there’s absolutely no obligation to raise money for charity, there are details on the website on how to go about this.
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There are plenty of things to see and do in Dublin, so make sure you leave enough time to have a good look around. Check out Kilmainham Gaol, St. Michan’s Church and Dublin Castle. Take a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher for a taste of some of Ireland’s amazing scenery.
To find out more information about the mini marathon, please head to the race website where you’ll be able to check out the race route, download a copy of the map, book your place on the race and view nutrition and training advice.
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