Frequently asked questions 

When do entries open for the event?

Check back to see when entries open for 2019

What date is the event taking place?

Bank Holiday Sunday, 2nd June 2019 at 2pm.

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.

How do I enter?

All participants must enter either online at 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. (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.

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 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?

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.

Can I get my medal engraved?

Yes, you can prepay for medal engraving online with your entry. The prepaid cost is €6.50. medal engraving will be available on race day in the Reunion area.The cost on race day will be €8.

Is there somewhere to leave a bag?

Bag drop will be at Merrion Square South. Belongings in a clear plastic bag can be left at the bag drop area entirely at owner’s risk. Contents must be clearly visible. These may be subject to search. Clear plastic bags will be available at number collections if needed. Only small handbags (Max A4 size) will be allowed into the event. These will be subject to search. The Safety of all our participants remains our primary focus.

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?

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