Join Team Paralympics Ireland for this year's Mini Marathon

Grab your runners and join us at the start line as we prepare to run this year's VHI Women's Mini Marathon!

Prepare to hit the roads of Dublin this coming June, as the VHI Women's Mini Marathon kicks off at 2pm on Bank Holiday Monday, June 6th and we want you to join Team Paralympics Ireland to help us raise funds for Team Ireland for this year's Paralympic Games in Rio.


So why should you join us?
Paralympics Ireland works incredibly hard to lead elite Irish athletes to Paralympic Games success. This year is no different, with the Paralympic Games kicking off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 7th, 2016. Paralympics Ireland will be sending a 40-strong team to the Games, where athletes such as Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop will be defending their gold medal wins from London 2012 and hoping to achieve yet more success.


Fantastic performances from Ellen Keane, Orla Barry, Deirdre Mongan and Noelle Lenihan (to name but a few) in recent months have also helped to put Irish Paralympic sport on the international map and now, you can help us to help them achieve the best of their potential by joining us on the starting line for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon.

What will happen on the day?
Team Paralympics Ireland will meet at Hardwicke House where swimmer Ellen Keane will take us through a proper warm-up before the race. Water and race numbers will also be on site for anyone who requires them, and we will have the music pumping to get you all ready to go! We will also have cloakroom facilities and lots of encouragement for all those taking part on behalf of the organisation.

How to sign up for Team Paralympics Ireland:
Step 1:
Log onto the VHI Women's Mini Marathon site where you will need to secure your official race entry.

Step 2:
Set up a fundraising page with us on Just Giving where you simply click the button 'Fundraise For Us'. After that, simply email us at info@paralympics.ie to register your interest with us. 

And best of all?

Our fantastic sponsor Clayton Hotels are offering two nights B&B in any of their fabulous hotels in Ireland for one lucky winner! (More details when you register with info@paralympics.ie)

And don't forget... 

Get involved with the conversation on our Facebook event page here

More about the event:
The VHI Women's Mini Marathon is the largest female only event and caters to all levels of fitness. So whether you are a carefree walker or a determined runner we would love to have you join Team Paralympics Ireland this year.