Sole sisters: Kilkenny women urged to get runners on as mini-marathon entries open
Women in Kilkenny are being urged to dig out their runners and sign-up for the the 2020 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon as entries for the largest all female event of its kind open.
The event, now in its 38th year, will take place on Bank Holiday Sunday, May 31 and more than 30,000 women are expected to walk, jog and run the 10km route in Dublin City Centre starting in Fitzwilliam Square and finishing on Baggot Street.
The Ryan sisters Lottie and Bonnie, along with mum, Morah, who make up part of the 2020 Vhi Squad, 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.
“I am delighted to be involved with the 2020 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon,” says Lottie.
“It is a very special event and having my sister Bonnie and mum Morah on the Vhi Squad with me is only going to make it even more special. We can’t wait to get started.”
Vhi revealed a brand-new finisher t-shirt for this year’s event which will be given to everyone who crosses the finish line.
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 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, giving women the opportunity to be cheered on and supported by the crowd.
Entries are open at www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie while postal applications forms are also available in The Herald every Wednesday and Saturday.
Pictured: Lottie Ryan, Morah Ryan and Bonnie Ryan at the launch of the 2020 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon