On June 2nd, the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon will take place in Dublin!
The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon, an annual 10k charity road race, occurs each June bank holiday weekend in Dublin and is the largest Women’s event of its kind in the world!
Marathon Since 1983
The VHI Women’s Marathon has become a phenomenon since its beginning in 1983, with the inaugural event having 9,000 female participants. The event reached its recorded attendance in 2014 with 41,006 women taking part. With the ever growing interest in health and fitness among women the event has seen an astonishing 1 million women enter the event in its 36 years. Women of every age and walk of life take part. While the majority would be in the 25 to 45 age brackets, in the 2018 race there were over 370 participants over 70 years of age!
The charities the women choose to represent also win big with many local charities receiving large amounts of funds from the event, with it now becoming the largest one day charity event in Ireland. An estimated €210m euro has been raised for charity since its beginning in 1983
Entries open on the 28th of February, to sign up visit www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie or entry forms will be available in The Herald in March.
Here are some answers to questions people may have regarding the Women’s Marathon.
How Long is a mini-marathon?
The Mini Marathon is a 10 Kilometre event.
How much is it to enter?
€25 per person to enter the marathon.
Where is the event taking place?
The race starts on Fitzwilliam Street Upper and finishes on Baggot Street Lower in Dublin.
What time does the Mini Marathon start?
The Mini Marathon starts at 2pm Sharp
Guess what! We are delighted to say some of the Ladies from our FIRE Team will be taking part in the VHI Women’s Marathon 2019 and would love to celebrate with you afterwards when retiring to FIRE, FIRE is located on Dawson street which is less than a 10-minute walk from the finish line on Baggot Street.
Welcome To Fire!
We would like to welcome you to FIRE restaurant once the marathon is complete to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco on us after all the hard work you put in fundraising for the charity of your choice and of course for reaching the finish line!
Why not enjoy your complimentary glass of Prosecco on our beautiful terrace, a summer sanctuary in the heart of the city centre, the perfect place to sit back, relax and unwind while taking in the view of both Dawson Street and the Lord Mayor’s Private Garden.
To fuel that post-race hunger why not try a dish from our Summer Menu? Our new Fennel and Citrus Salad is a light and refreshing dish with the most beautiful colours or our delicious Salmon Nicoise gives you a true taste of summer, roast salmon served with Quail egg, sautéed baby potatoes, fine beans, black olives, red onion with tomato pesto & with wilted rocket.
Lastly, we would like to wish all you Ladies who are taking part in the VHI mini marathon whether you are walking, running or jogging a huge Goodluck! And we hope you will join our team back in FIRE to celebrate and enjoy some great food and a complimentary glass of prosecco for all participants!