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Thirty years running for the Flora Mini Marathon

By Conor Lennon

The Flora Women’s Mini Marathon will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 4th June at 3:00pm.

40,000 women will run, jog or walk 10 kilometres to raise money for their chosen charity.

Starting in Fitzwilliam Square and ending at St. Stephens Green, the 30th annual Women’s Mini Marathon aims to raise as much money as possible for a variety of worthy causes.

The Mini Marathon is the largest all-women’s event of its kind in the world and caters for all calibres of runners. Participants are divided into Elite Runners, Runners, Fast Joggers, Joggers or Walkers.

Flora have been loyal title sponsors for the Dublin Women's Mini Marathon for the past few years.

Those who wish to qualify as an Elite Runner must produce official results from a race in the last two years stating they are capable of finishing a 10k race in 45 minutes or less.  Runners must prove they are able to finish the 10k in less than 60 minutes, with Fast Joggers having to beat a time of 75 minutes.

Every year Flora helps women raise thousands of euros for worthy causes through sponsors and donations. Last year the marathon helped raise money for charities such as ‘Suicide or Survive’, ‘CASA’ and ‘Action Breast Cancer’.

Flora also provides training sessions for participants, allowing groups or individuals to prepare for their race.

Anybody with questions can contact the organisers at Women’s Mini Marathon Office, 27 Sandyford Office Park, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18.

Interested parties can also phone 01 2930 984 or e-mail info@womensminimarathon.ie.

Photo credit: William Murphy (informatique) on Flickr.

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