Echo Women's Mini-Marathon
Centre Park Road, Cork, 13:00 (1pm) Sunday, September 27th 2015
Evening Echo Women's Mini
Evening Echo Women's Mini Marathon is the biggest event of its kind in
Munster. It has grown from its beginnings in 1980, with only 300
participants, to over 10,000 participants in recent years.
you are a seasoned runner, on a fitness mission, or are joining friends
to enjoy the walk, the Mini Marathon is suitable for everyone, with
women choosing to run, jog or walk depending on their fitness level.
year, several hundred thousand euro is raised for local, national and
international charities and organisations. Approx. 5 Million euro has
been raised for charity by participants, over the last three decades,
with the participants themselves deciding which charity they will
support. The Evening Echo Women's Mini Marathon has become a
event on every charity’s fundraising calendar. So, why not come and
join us on September 28th, we can promise you a fun day out!
The Flagship Sponsor for
the past 34 years has been The
This year the other main sponsors are Keary’s and Tipperary
Run, jog or walk 4 miles for your chosen charity or just for fun!
Charities are asked to ensure that all participants
fund raising on their behalf are registered to take part in the
All charitable funds raised by participants are payable directly to the
charity concerned. If you would like to participate to raise funds for
a particular charity, please contact the charity of your choice
directly, regarding sponsorship cards, t-shirts etc.
Please remember that even if you have a sponsorship card from
your chosen charity, you must
officially register with the Evening Echo Women's Mini Marathon and wear
your race number on race day.
All profits from the Evening Echo Women's Mini
Marathon go directly to Cork County Board of Athletics Ireland. The
used to develop, promote and foster athletics in Cork. Cork Athletics
is a not-for-profit, entirely voluntary, organisation, and is a
race stewards and officials are volunteers drawn largely from the
Race Information and FAQ Page
For insurance purposes, all participants must officially register
take part in the Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon.
by Post, or at the Mini-Marathon Desk
registration fee is €12
- Postal entries MUST
include a stamped, self addressed, envelope
Download Postal Entry form (PDF file)
Address for postal entries:
Race Office Tel no:
Evening Echo Women's Mini Marathon,
Evening Echo Shop,
80 Oliver Plunkett Street,
086 8889909 - please note, this number is in operation during September
Mini-Marathon Entry Desk
The Mini-Marathon Entry Desk is located upstairs in Debenham's
Department Store, Merchant's Quay Shopping Centre. The desk is located upstairs, towards the rear of the shop, near the stair/escalator. It will
open at 10:00am, on Saturday 19th Sept, and remain open until 7pm on
Thursday September 24th.
|Debenhams Department Store
19th: 10:00am - 4:00pm
21st: 10:00am - 4:00pm
22nd: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday September 23rd: 10:00am -
24th: 10:00am - 7:00pm
The Entry Desk closes 7:00pm Thursday 24th
Click on image to download PDF copy
are prizes for the first 10 athletes home. These prizes will be
presented on the day.
In addition there are three (3) prizes
each category, as per the race flyer. The category prizes
posted out to the winners, after the results have been finalised.
Goodie Bag and Medallion.
A goodie bag and finisher’s medallion will be given to all registered
finishers, on production of their official race number.
NO RACE NUMBER = NO ENTRY TO THE RACE START AREA & NO MEDAL
complete Mini-Marathon results and picture pull-out souvenier section
will appear in the Evening Echo, on the Saturday following the race,
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
For Health & Safety reasons:
• Buggies/prams are not permitted in the race
• No dogs in the race (except Guide Dogs)
• Children under 8 years of age will not be permitted to participate
Please note earphones, iPods etc. are not recommended. Please
leave your music player at home and enjoy the special atmosphere,
ambiance and banter of the day.
Officials - Urgently Required
stewards and officials are required to manage this event. If you are available,
even for a short period, please contact Chief Steward, Pat Walsh.
event helps fund many of Cork Athletic’s activities at all levels, from
under age to masters. 130 stewards and officials translates
approx 3 people from each Cork AAI club.....please ensure that your
club is represented.
Medical services will be supplied by the Cork
Red Cross, St John’s Ambulance Brigade, Cork
Civil Defence, and The
Order of Malta. These services will be deployed in the start,
finish areas and along the route. A medical doctor will also
be on site.
Insurance and Race Licence/Permit
event carries a race permit/licence from Athletics Ireland and is
covered by Athletics Irelands insurance policy. In accordance
with Athletics Ireland regulations , a medical plan is in place for
There is no baggage area provided.
Route MapSee Race Information and FAQ Page for more detailed information, including course overview on Video
Mini Marathon Route Map. Click
on map for full size (Evening Echo website):
This year, all runners will be given a different coloured number,
and will line up on Centre Park Road, where, in the past, the elite
runners lined up. Wheelchair participants will also assemble
here. If you do NOT have a runners number, you will not be
permitted through to this area.
Walkers will, as in previous years, approach the start line via
Marina Walk and Mill Road
Centre Park Road, close to roundabout on Victoria Road
Kennedy Park, Cork (close to junction of Victoria Road &
There will be Portaloos in the following locations:
- Entrance to Start Area, on Victoria Road
- In the Holding Zone, on Mill Road
- Close to the Start Area
- In Blackrock Village
- At Finish Area, including on Monaghan Road
Portaloos: There will be wheelchair accessible portaloos in the
Wheelchair Start area, Blackrock Village and the finish area.
will be available in the finish area only. For environmental,
health and safety reasons, water will not be supplied along the route.
There will be music at both the start and finish areas.
Race numbers should be
work on your FRONT.
If you wearit on your back, nobody will be able to identify you in race
photos - unless they photograph you from behind! There will be no
access to the start area without a race number. After
finishing, you must hand over your race number to get your finishers
medallion and goodie bag.
Skechers Mini-Marathon Training programme
You can also view the Programme via the Evening
Echo Women's Mini Marathon Facebook