Frequently asked questions
When do entries open for the event?
The official opening of entries for the event will take place on February 28th.
How much is it to enter?
€25 is the cost of entry per person.
Where do I signup?
Signup at www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie or entry forms will be available in The Herald in March.
What date and where is the event taking place?
Bank Holiday Sunday, 2nd June 2019 at 2pm. The race starts on Fitzwilliam Street Upper and finishes on Baggot Street Lower in Dublin.
What distance is the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon?
The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is a 10 kilometre event. Walk, Jog, Run - it's up to you!
What time does the event start?
The event starts at 2pm sharp.
How do I enter?
All participants must enter either online at www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie or via the official Entry Form which will appear in The Herald in March 2019.
What is the minimum age to enter the event?
The minimum age to enter the event is 14 years of age. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate and start in the under 60 minute wave e.g complete the event at a runner's pace (This is an AAI ruling).
What are the qualification requirements?
Only women who expect to finish the 10km distance in 75mins or under will require a qualifying time:
- If you have completed the race in 2018 or 2017, you will automatically be verified if your Expected Finish Time is the same as 2018 or 2017, and your name and date of birth match your previous result
- A Parkrun time of 30mins or under will allow you to qualify for the 61 - 75 min wave.
- Results from a chipped 10k race in the last two years are required for the under 60 min wave.
- Please ensure the name, date and your details are clearly visible when submitting race details.
- We cannot accept times from Garmin, Strava, Runkeeper or other tracking devices.
All Early Bird entrants must submit their verification time by midnight on 18th January 2019. We cannot accept times after this date.If you need to submit a qualification time, please go to www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie and click on Manage My Booking at the bottom of the page. In Manage my Booking you will see three options for submitting a qualification time. Or email your verification time to firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I enter a group?
You can enter 25 people using the Online Entry System. For groups larger than 25 people, you can either enter them in batches of 25 or else contact the office on 01 2930984 and we can help you.
Can I get my race number posted to me?
Yes but you need to apply early. The postal option will close on April 30th or sooner if demand exceeds capacity. There is limited availability. Please note you will need your Eircode to select this option. The cost is €2.90 per person.
Can my friend get her race number posted to my address?
Yes but your friend needs to put C/O Your Name as part of the address and also provide an eircode.
When will I receive my race number by post?
We will start posting out race numbers in March 2019.
What do I do if I lose my race number?
Please contact our office on 01 2930984. There is a €10 charge to replace lost race numbers.
Can I bring backpacks/flags/banners/etc. with me in the race?
No flags, banners, poles, etc. are permitted in the race. Any such items will be removed by event staff.
Are buggies, pushchairs, prams, scooters, motorised vehicles, baby carriers / slings, dogs or pets of any kind permitted in the race?
None of the above are permitted. You will not be allowed to enter the race if you have any of the above.
Do I have to raise money for charity or a cause?
There is no obligation to raise money for charity or a cause.
How do I get sponsorship cards?
You must contact your chosen charity directly to get sponsorship cards and/or charity packs.
Can I get my medal engraved?
Yes, you can prepay for medal engraving online with your entry. By prepaying, you will get a reduced rate of €6.50. You will receive a wristband to wear on race day which shows that you have prepaid for medal engraving, however, the wristband does not entitle you to priority engraving. Medal engraving will take place in the Reunion area. The cost on race day is €8.
Is there somewhere to leave a bag?
Each participant will be provided with a clear, re-usable drawstring bag, which they can bring with them on race day. Alternatively they can leave this bag in the baggage drop area located in Merrion Square. Only official WMM clear bags can be left in the baggage drop area. There will be no large bags permitted at any location on race day.
Where can I park?
We strongly encourage participants to use public transportation as you have to pay and display for on-street parking in most places on a Sunday. If you do need to drive, we recommend you park in a public car park provided by the city.
Are men permitted to enter this event?
The Vhi Women's Mini Marathon is a FEMALE ONLY event and we ask all participants to respect this please.
How to I update my address or contact details?
Login in to Manage My Booking and you can change your details here.