VHI Women’s Mini Marathon
The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon, an annual 10k charity road race, is back this June bank holiday weekend in Dublin. It’s considered to be one of the largest Women’s event of its kind in the world.
In 1983, the event had around 9,000 women entering, while it is now estimated to reach a record attendance of over 50’000 for 2018. The event has grown in popularity as women have taken more of an interest in their own health and fitness. An astounding 1 million women have entered the event over its 35 years.
Hundreds of charities are also big beneficiaries of the event. In 2017, it is estimated that €9.3m was raised on the day for charities, bringing the estimated total raised, since the event commenced, to over €210m.
The participants decide themselves which charity they will run for and many local causes gain vital funds from the event.
It is now the largest one-day charity event in the country.