Frequently asked questions 

When do entries open for the event?

Entries open 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.

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 options for submitting a qualification time. Or email your verification time to times@womensminimarathon.ie All times must be submitted by 3rd May 2019

How do I enter a group?

You can enter 25 people using the Online Entry System. For groups larger than 50 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 May 3rd 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 email times@womensminimarathon.ie. There is a €10 charge to replace lost race numbers.

What do I do if I want to change my race number?

There is a €10 charge to change race numbers. You will need to send you race number back to us with a cheque for €10 made payable to Women’s Mini Marathon Ltd. No cash can be accepted.

Where can I purchase Official Apparel?

Apparel is exclusive to online entrants. It can only purchased during the entry process when you are entering online. All orders for apparel will be processed within one week from the date the order was placed. Any queries regarding apparel should be emailed to ken@titansports.ie. If you need to exchange an item, you must attach the returns label to your package and send it back to the address provided. Items can be exchanged only, no refunds will be issued.

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, motorised devices, 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. You will need to show proof that you are registered for the Women's Mini Marathon. Please enter online before you contact your charity.

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 do I update my address or contact details?

Login in to Manage My Booking and you can change your details here.

I signed up for the Early Bird, how do I know I'll get my size in the Finisher's t-shirt on race day?

All finishers on June 2nd will get these fab Vhi finisher t-shirts including all our early bird entrants who got ahead of the crowd and entered early. There will be plenty of extra sizes available on race day.

How do I claim the Entry Fee Reward for Vhi members?

A reward of up to €25 can be claimed by current Vhi female members who hold a private health insurance policy* with Vhi when they register for the Vhi WMM 2019. In order to claim the reward, each Vhi member must submit their Vhi WMM 2019 entry fee receipt (confirmation email) by using the Vhi Snap&Send claiming system. Vhi will accept Vhi Snap&Send as well as paper claims. This reward is non-transferrable. Vhi reserves the right to extend or cease this offer without further notification. Normal Policy Terms and Conditions apply. * All private health insurance plans excluding Vhi HealthSteps, Vhi Cash Plans, Vhi International, Vhi Dental, Vhi MultiTrip and Plan P