VHI Womens Mini Marathon
The Women’s Mini Marathon is an annual is an annual 10k event, which takes place every June bank holiday Sunday on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. It is the largest women’s event of its kind in the world, and is the largest one-day charity fundraising event in Ireland. The event, which is currently sponsored by Irish insurance company Vhi Healthcare, is celebrating its 40th event in 2022.
In 1983, 9,000 women entered the inaugural event. The event grew in popularity as women took more interest in their health and fitness. In 2014 it reached a record attendance when over 41,000 women participated.
Since its inception, participants have raised over €226 million for charitable causes throughout Ireland. Participants decide themselves which charity they will support.
The Women’s Mini Marathon is a national institution, beloved of women throughout the country, and every year brings enormous cultural, economic and societal benefits to the city.