Women First with 30,000 for Vhi Mini Marathon

The 2020 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon has been launched in Dublin with more than 30,000 women expected to walk, jog and run the 10K route in Dublin City Centre on Bank Holiday Sunday 31st May 2020.

The Ryan sisters Lottie and Bonnie, along with mum, Morah, broadcaster Georgie Crawford, fitness enthusiast Leanne Moore and actress Demi Isaac Oviawe will make up the 2020 Vhi Squad and are calling on women all around the country to run stronger together and join them at the largest all female event of its kind in the world on May 31st.

This year, the 38th of the event, will feature a brand-new finisher t-shirt. In a smart move to make the sponsorship relevant for the brand, Vhi is also rewarding each of its customers who have paid the €25 entry fee for the event with a €25 reward which they can claim using Snap & Send in the Vhi app.

For the first time ever this year, the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is also offering women the opportunity to have a personalised race number so each participant’s name will appear on the race number that will be worn on the day, just as if you were running in the Olympics.

Women who register for the event before 4th May have the opportunity to receive their race number by post and there will also be a number of race number pick-up points in Dublin and around the country in May.

Dublin City Council has also come on board as one of the official race partners this year.

“The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is far more than a race,” said David O’Leary, General Manager of the Women’s Mini Marathon.

“It is mostly about empowerment; of communities, of causes and of women. And, of course, it is about fun, fitness, families & friendship too. It is a unique event at the heart of the culture of our country that we all cherish.”

“The theme of this year’s event is #WomenwithImpact, and we want to celebrate all of the amazing women who take part in our race.”

“At Vhi we are committed to helping our customers live longer, stronger, healthier lives and our partnership with the Women’s Mini Marathon helps us to deliver this,” said Brighid Smyth, Head of Corporate Communications at Vhi.

“2020 marks Vhi’s sixth year as title sponsor of the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon and we are extremely proud to be part of this wonderful event.”

“For the event this year, we are introducing a new finisher t-shirt to celebrate every woman that crosses the finish line and reward their participation. We want to encourage women across the country to enjoy the benefits of exercise, while raising money for their chosen cause and ultimately, having a great day out on May 31st.”


Image Credit: Dan Sheridan, Inpho.ie

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