Frequently asked questions
When do entries open for the event?
Entries will open in 2020.
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, 31st May 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 2020.
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 2019 or 2018, you will automatically be verified if your Expected Finish Time is the same as 2019 or 2018, 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.
How do I enter a group?
You can enter groups of people using the Online Entry System.
Can I get my race number posted to me?
Yes but you need to apply early. Please note you will need your Eircode to select this option. .
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 2020.
What do I do if I lose my race number?
Please email email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. The only exception is guide dogs.
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 or pay at the Medal Engraving area on race day.
Is there somewhere to leave a bag?
You can leave a bag in the baggage drop area located in Merrion Square. 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.