FAQs

What date is the event taking place?

Bank Holiday Sunday, 3rd June 2018

What distance is the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon?

The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is a 10 kilometre event

What time does the event start?

The event starts at 2pm sharp

Is there somewhere to leave a bag?

Participants are being asked not to bring bags for security reasons. Any entrants arriving with a bag will be subject to a bag search by a qualified steward before gaining access to the area.

 

What happens if I don't have my Acceptance Letter?

Postal Entrants should have received their Acceptance Letter by post. If you have any problem with your Acceptance Letter contact the office on 01 2930984 or visit the HELP DESK when collecting your number.

For online entrants the Acceptance Letter is part of the confirmation email sent on entering. If you do not have this email, please go to www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie Click on the Login button, enter your login details and press Resend Email.

 

Can I have my confirmation email resent?

If you need to have your email resent please go to www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie. Click on the LOGIN button, enter your login details and press Resend Email.

How do I collect my Race Number?

All participants in the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon must wear the official race number, for timing purposes and to gain entry into the correct start area. Below are details of how to collect your Race Number:

  • When you complete your On-Line entry for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon you will be sent a Confirmation email which will contain your Acceptance Letter. If you enter by post you will receive your Acceptance Letter in the post sometime after entry.
  • The Letter has barcode and Information on dates, times and locations where your race-number may be collected.
  • On the date of your choice your letter should be brought to the appropriate location – anyone may collect your number for you once they have your letter.
  • The barcode on the letter will be scanned and you will receive you race number.
  • Race number contains timing chip.
  • Once scanned your name is associated with that number so be careful not to mix up with others if collecting multiple numbers.
  • If you miss your nominated collection point your number may be picked at any of the remaining collection points.
  • Race numbers MUST be collected from one of our official collection points.
Race Number Collection Venues 2018
Dublin Elverys, Fonthill Industrial Estate, Fonthill Road, Dublin 22

(Limited Capacity)

Monday 14th May 10am – 6pm

Galway Elverys, Headford Road, Galway

Thursday 17th May 10am - 5pm

Westmeath

Elverys Lakepoint Retail Park, Mullingar 

Friday 18th May 10am – 5pm

Kilkenny Barlo Nissan, Dublin Road, Kilkenny

Sunday 20th May 11am – 6pm

Louth Elverys, Inner Relief Road, Dundalk

Friday 25th May 10am – 6pm

Dublin Trinity College Sports Centre, Trinity College, Dublin 2

Friday 1st June 1pm – 8pm

Dublin Trinity College Sports Centre, Trinity College, Dublin 2

Saturday 2nd June 10am – 6pm

 

What can I do if I forget to collect my number ?

Your number may be collected at any of the remaining number collection points if you did not get it on the date you specified.

What are the Dates and Times to collect my number?
Number Collection Venues 2018
Dublin Elverys, Fonthill Industrial Estate, Fonthill Road, Dublin 22 (Limited Capacity) Monday 14th May 10am – 6pm
Galway Elverys, Headford Road, Galway Thursday 17th May 10am - 5pm
Westmeath Elverys Lakepoint Retail Park, Mullingar  Friday 18th May 10am – 5pm
Kilkenny

Barlo Nissan, Dublin Road, Kilkenny

Sunday 20th May 11am – 6pm
Louth Elverys, Inner Relief Road, Dundalk Friday 25th May 10am – 6pm
Dublin Trinity College Sports Centre, Trinity College, Dublin 2 Friday 1st June 1pm – 8pm
Dublin Trinity College Sports Centre, Trinity College, Dublin 2 Saturday 2nd June 10am – 6pm


 

When do entries open for the event?

Entries will open 7th March 2018

How do I enter?

All participants must enter either on the official Entry Form which will appear in The Herald every Wednesday and Saturday or online from 7th March 2018 at www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie.

How much does it cost to enter?

€23.00 entry fee including processing.

When is the closing date for entry?

Qualification times must be submitted by 9th May 2018 for those requesting a wave less than 75 minutes.

Entries will close on the 18th May 2018 or when maximum number of entries is reached.

 

Do I have to raise money for charity?

There is no obligation to raise money for charity. Many participants use this event to fundraise for their favourite charity but it is not necessary to fundraise to participate in the event.

How do I get sponsorship cards?

You must contact your chosen charity directly to get sponsorship cards and/or charity packs.

What is the minimum age to enter the event?

The minimum age to enter the event as a walker, jogger or fast jogger is 14 years of age. The minimum age to enter as a runner or elite runner is 18 years of age

What are the categories for this event?

This year participants will be asked for their estimated completion time in order to include them in the most appropriate wave. There is a category for those with visual impairment. For safety reasons these participants commence the race ahead of the first wave.

 

 

What are the qualification times to enter each category?

Qualification times may be emailed to times@womensminimarathon.ie


 

Can I bring backpacks/flags/banners/etc. with me in the race?

Participants are being asked not to bring bags for security reasons. Any entrants arriving with a bag will be subject to a bag search by a qualified steward before gaining access to the area.

No flags, banners, poles, etc. are permitted in the race. Any such items will be removed by event staff.

Can I get my medal engraved?

Yes, medal engraving will be available on race day in the Reunion area.

How much does medal engraving cost?

You can prepay for medal engraving online with your entry. The cost is €6.50.  The cost on race day will be €8.

Are men permitted to enter this event?

No. The Vhi Women's Mini Marathon is a FEMALE ONLY event and we ask all participants to respect this please.