More than 20,000 runners return to streets for Dublin’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

Over 20,000 runners from around the country returned to Dublin’s streets for the first time since 2019 to take part in VHI Women’s Mini Marathon.

The annual 10km run is one of Ireland’s biggest charity sporting events and started at Dublin’s Merrion Square.

The mini marathon, which is now in its 40th year, is the largest female-only event of its kind in the world and it has raised over €225 million for worthy charities since its foundation.

The race began at Fitzwilliam Street Upper with the finish line on Lower Baggot Street.

This year’s Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon was won by Aoife Kilgallon from Sligo A.C. in a time of 33:07.

Sorcha Nic Dhomhnaill from Donore Harriers was second across the finish line in 33:07 , and her sister Ide Nic Dhomhnaill from Donore Harriers placed third in 33:26.

Shauna Bocquet from Craughwell, Galway won the Elite Wheelchair Category in a time of 28:29.

Niamh Delany from Laois won the Visually Impaired category in a time of 57:42.

David O’Leary, general manager of the Women’s Mini Marathon, congratulated all those who took part.

“We’re so excited that we were able to return to the streets of Dublin for our 40th event and were able to celebrate this special milestone with the women who continue to make the event the success it is.

“This event couldn’t happen without the support of the hundreds of volunteers who so generously give their time to help on the day, as well as the many community groups and charities who continue to support our event year after year.

Women from all over Ireland took part in the 40th anniversary of the event. The event was a celebration of togetherness, as women reunited to enjoy this special day out with friends and family members.  The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is a truly inclusive event, bringing women of all ages and fitness levels together to run, jog or walk the 10k course.  

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