Evening Echo Women's Mini-Marathon

        Centre Park Road, Cork, 13:00 (1pm) Sunday, September 27th 2015

                             Organised and Hosted by Cork Athletics

Evening Echo Women's Mini-Marathon Flagship Sponsor Logo

                              Evening Echo Logo Kearys Motor Group sponsor's logo Tipperary Water sponsor's logo Cork Athletic Race organiser logo Evening Echo Mini-Marathon event Facebook page

Evening Echo Women's Mini Marathon

The 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.

Whether 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.

Each 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 key 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 Evening Echo
 Evening Echo Logo
This year the other main sponsors are Keary’s and Tipperary Water.
Kearys Motor Group sponsor's logo Tipperary Water sponsor's logo


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 event.  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 proceeds are used to develop, promote and foster athletics in Cork. Cork Athletics is a not-for-profit, entirely voluntary, organisation, and is a Registered Sports Body.  All race stewards and officials are volunteers drawn largely from the athletic community.

Race Information and FAQ


For insurance purposes, all participants must officially register to take part in the Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon.

On-Line Entries
Enter On-Line, by Post, or at the Mini-Marathon Desk

Online registration fee is €12

Email: corkminimarathon@gmail.com

Postal Entries

Postal Entries - Postal entries MUST include a stamped, self addressed, envelope
Download Postal Entry form (PDF file)

Address for postal entries:
Evening Echo Women's Mini Marathon,
Evening Echo Shop,
80 Oliver Plunkett Street,

Race Office Tel no:
086 8889909 - please note, this number is in operation during September only

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, Cork
Cork Womens Min-Marathon Entry Desk
Debenhams Department Store
Mini-Marathon Desk

Opening Hours:

Saturday September 19th:    10:00am - 4:00pm
Monday September 21st:      10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday September 22nd:     10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday September 23rd: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday September 24th:    10:00am - 7:00pm

The Entry Desk closes 7:00pm Thursday 24th

Entry Form 

Click on image to download PDF copy

Cork Mini-Marathon Entry Form 2015


There are prizes for the first 10 athletes home. These prizes will be presented on the day. 
In addition there are three (3) prizes in each category, as per the race flyer.  The category prizes will be 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.


A 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.

Stewards and Officials - Urgently Required

Approx. 130 stewards and officials are required to manage this event. If you are available, even for a short period, please contact Chief Steward, Pat Walsh.
This event helps fund many of Cork Athletic’s activities at all levels, from under age to masters.  130 stewards and officials translates to 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

This 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 this event.


There is no baggage area provided.

Route Map

See 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):
CorkAthletics - Cork Womens Mini-Marathon Route Map


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

Start point:

Centre Park Road, close to roundabout on Victoria Road
Cork Athletics Cork Womens Mini-Marathon Start Area 2015

Finish point:

Kennedy Park, Cork (close to junction of Victoria Road & Monahan Road)

AAI Cork Womens Mini-Marathon Finish Area


There will be Portaloos in the following locations:


Water will be available in the finish area only.  For environmental, and health and safety reasons, water will not be supplied along the route.


There will be music at both the start and finish areas.

Race Number

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

5 week Skechers Training Program (on Evening Echo website)

You can also view the Programme via the Evening Echo Women's Mini Marathon Facebook Pag