Due to the current situation in Ireland regarding COVID 19, this event has been postponed to October 1st and will be a virtual event to adhere to government guidelines

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Participants will walk, jog or run the 10km distance in their area from October 1st - 10th

VHI Womens Mini Marathon 2019

This year, COVID 19 has meant that large gatherings are not possibly. With that in mind, the VHI Women's Mini Marathon is going virtual. Thousands of women will walk, jog and run 10km in their own areas from October 1st - 10th. Run, jog or walk the pavements, from Ardara to Arklow, Bray to Bandon, Kells to Kilkee, Your town. Your way. Your 10k.

Help bring light back into people’s lives by fundraising for Pieta and helping people who are struggling with thoughts of suicide and self-harm. Raise much needed funds for Pieta services nationwide while hitting the streets with the ladies in your life.

About the VHI Mini Marathon:

Since 1983, nearly 1.1 million women have taken part in the 10km race on the June Bank Holiday weekend in Dublin’s City Centre. Participants from all over Ireland gather to raise money for charity with their family and friends. Each year Pieta receives phenomenal support from racers which helps run nationwide facilities for who are experiencing suicidal ideation or those who are engaging in self harm. Since opening in 2006, Pieta has reached 60,000 people through intervention, bereavement, suicide bereavement liaison officers and the Resilience Academy.

If you would like to support Pieta contact the team today to kick start you fundraising journey or set up a Just Giving page now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I signup?

Sign up at www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie or entry forms will be available in The Herald in March.

You must be 14 years of age on May 31st to take part in the event. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate and start in the under 60 minute wave e.g complete the event at a runner's pace (This is an AAI ruling).

What date and where is the event taking place?

Bank Holiday Sunday, 31st May at 2pm sharp. The race starts on Fitzwilliam Street Upper and finishes on Baggot Street Lower in Dublin. It is advised to arrive in plenty of time as a attendance numbers are high.

What distance is the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon?

The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is a 10 kilometre event. Walk, Jog, Run - it's up to you!

How do I fundraise for Pieta?

You can raise money for Pieta in a number of ways. Online platforms such as JustGiving, iDonate or EverydayHero.

If you require sponsorship cards for any event, please contact info@pieta.ie to request them.

Where will my donation go?

All funds raised go where the money is needed most.

Donations to Pieta will help provide free and accessible, professional services to people who are in suicidal crisis, those who are self-harming, and people who have been bereaved by suicide

80% of Pieta's funding come from public donations.

In 2019, over 8,000 visited Pieta centres.

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