What is the Vhi Women's Mini Marathon?
The Vhi Women's Mini Marathon is the biggest women's event of its kind in the world and is dedicated to helping women across Ireland achieve their fitness goals. The Mini Marathon began in Dublin in 1983 with 9,000 entrants and now hosts over 40,000 women from across the 32 counties of Ireland and beyond.
Charity is an important part of the event. Women run for their chosen charities and in 2015 it is estimated that almost ¤5.3m was raised by the participants, bringing the total since the race started in 1983 close to ¤197m. The Vhi Women's Mini Marathon is the biggest single day charity event in the country.