Amanda Byram and David Gillick have been signed up as ambassadors for the 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.
Celebrating 35 years, this year’s event will see over 35,000 women walk, jog or run through Dublin city on Bank Holiday Monday, 5th June 2017.
To mark this special milestone, the organisers of the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon also unveiled a new route for 2017, which will see the course completely reversed with this year’s event starting on Fitzwilliam Square and finishing on Baggot Street.
The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is the biggest all female event of its kind in the world and Ireland’s largest one day charity fundraising event. Since its inception it has raised over €200m for charities all over the country.
“More than 965,000 women have taken part in the event since the very first race in 1983, helping it to become the biggest all-female event of its kind in the world,” said Kathy Endersen, CEO of Women’s Mini Marathon.
“Whether raising money for charity, achieving personal fitness goals or just soaking in the atmosphere on the day, the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon represents a special achievement for so many women.”
The Vhi Support Team including event ambassador, fitness advocate and running novice Amanda Byram, former international athlete and nutrition support David Gillick and personal trainer Louise Heraghty will be providing expert advice including training plans, recipe ideas and training motivation on www.VhiWomensMiniMarathon.ie.
Byram, fresh from hosting Dancing with the Stars on RTE will be following the Vhi Programme and aiming to complete her first ever 10km on the day.
“We are so proud to be part of this wonderful event which is all about participation – celebrating every woman that crosses the finish line,” added Brighid Smyth, Head of Corporate Communications at Vhi.