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Women’s Mini Marathon 2016

Support the Irish Kidney Association at the Women’s Mini Marathon


Registration for this year’s Vhi Women’s Marathon is now open, join #TeamIKA

and help raise much needed funds for people with kidney disease in Ireland.


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  • It is the biggest all-women’s event of its kind in the world.
  • Since it was first run in 1983, there has been a total entry of nearly 958,000 women.
  • Since 2007 the numbers taking part have exceeded 40,000 with a record number of 41,006 taking part in 2014.
  • Approximately €197m euro has been raised for charity since its beginning in 1983
  • About 25 miles of specially designed ribbon is used for the medals
  • Numerous bands and dancers provide entertainment to add to the carnival atmosphere of the day.
  • Women of every age and every walk of life take part -while the majority would be in the 25 to 45 age brackets, in the 2015 race there were more than 379 participants over 70 years of age!
  • The Mini Marathon idea has been copied in several European cities – Liverpool, Glasgow, London and Oslo organise all-women events.
  • Every county in Ireland is represented in the race and most support a favourite charity or cause – just over half the entrants are from Dublin but all 32 counties are well represented.
  • The event is known worldwide – women from a number of countries have joined us (Spain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Wales, Scotland, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, France, England, Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Japan) have all joined in the fun.



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