Everything You Need To Know About The VHI Mini Marathon 2023

Everything You Need To Know About The VHI Mini Marathon 2023
HerSport Editor
HerSport Editor

The 2023 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon takes place this Bank Holiday Sunday 4th June and is the largest event of its kind in the world! The event always has great atmosphere, excitement and joy, as thousands of people take to the streets of Dublin for the annual 10km.

While entries are officially closed, late entries will be accepted on a walk-in basis at the Number Collection events taking part in Intersport Elverys on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd June. So if you’re looking for an active weekend, be sure to head down and see if you can get yourself an entry!

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The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon is a great spectator event, with incredible atmosphere! Get down to the course, cheer on the participants and watch some great racing as some top athletes toe the line. Her Sport will also be in attendance with a pop up shop - be sure to visit us.

Check out the course route here: https://www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie/course-route-1

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In 2022, Aoife Kilgallon claimed first place in a time of 33:07, followed by twins Sorcha Nic Dhomhnaill (33:07) and Ide Nic Dhomhnaill (33:26). Among the famous Irish athletes who have previously won the Women’s Mini Marathon are Sonia O’Sullivan, Catherina McKiernan, Maria McCambridge and Lizzie Lee.

In 1983, 9,000 women took part in the inaugural Women’s Mini Marathon, and the event reached a record attendance in 2014 with 41,006 women taking part. A staggering 1.1 million women have entered the event over its 40 years. Women of every age and walk of life take part, aged from 14 upwards, with the oldest recent participant being an amazing 93 years old!

The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon will be hosting the Dublin 10k Championships for the second time in 2023, which means that participants who are registered with Dublin Athletics Clubs can enter to compete in the Dublin County Championship event once they provide their Club Name and a valid AAI registration number when they are registering for the 2023 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.

The categories for the championship are:
Senior: 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Senior Teams (minimum of 4 to score): 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Masters Categories:F35, F40, F45, F50, F55, F60, F65
Masters Teams:F35 (minimum of 4 to score) and F50+ (minimum of 3 to score as per DAB rules)

See further details: https://www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie/dublin-10k-championships-2

If you’re entered and wondering where to collect your race number, find out more here: Race Number Collection | Vhi Womens Mini Marathon

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