Call For Tipperary Walkers, Joggers And Runners To Register For Women’s Mini Marathon

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.

Call For Tipperary Walkers, Joggers And Runners To Register For Women's Mini Marathon

David Gillick and Amanda Byram launch the 2018 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

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.


Tipperary women can enter TODAY for the 2018 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 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



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.”


Speaking at the launch, Brighid Smyth, Head of Corporate Communications, Vhi said;


“2018 marks Vhi’s fourth year as title sponsor of the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. We are proud to be part of this wonderful event, celebrating every woman that crosses the finish line and rewarding their participation.


“At Vhi we are committed to helping our customers live longer, stronger, healthier lives and our partnership with the Women’s Mini Marathon helps us to deliver this. Our Vhi Support Team will be with participants every step of the way providing weekly advice, recipe and training plans on and through Vee, our Vhi chatbot running buddy on Facebook Messenger.


“We want to encourage as many Tipperary women as possible to participate on June 3rd and enjoy the benefits of exercise, while raising money for their chosen charity and having lots of fun!”


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.”


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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 approximately 35,000 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 is 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 2017 it is estimated that over €9 million was raised by the participants bringing the total since the race started in 1983 to over €210 million. 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.

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