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Cork Echo Women's Mini Marathon 2019

Sunday 22 September 2019, 13:00

Contact Location DistanceTypeChampionshipPermitMeasured
Cork Athletics Cork 6k (3.6 Miles) Road No Yes John Quigley

38th Annual Echo Women's Mini-Marathon

Centre Park Road, Cork

13:00 (1pm) Sunday, September 22nd 2019

This event is organised and hosted by Cork Athletics

This course was measured by John Quigley, AIMS/IAAF Grade 'A' Measurer


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Enter 38th Echo Cork Women's Mini-Marathon



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Finishers Medal 2019





Chip Timing

Chip timing has been used for the event for the past few years, with great success.  This means that everyone gets their own individual finish time. 

There will be timing gantries at the start and finish lines, so everyone's own individual time begins only when they pass the gantry on Centre Park Road, and finishes when they pass the gantry on Monaghan Road, adjacent to Kennedy Park.



Enter Echo Women's Mini-Marathon

On-Line Registration

Echo Women's Mini Marathon

The 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. Each year, approx. 1 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 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 16th, we can promise you a fun day out!

Charities List

Charities - If your charity isn't listed on the Charity List, why not register? It's absolutely free to register, and it's a great way to both ensure that your charity is highlighted, and also a great way of recruiting fundraisers



The Flagship Sponsor for the past 38 years has been The Echo


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This year the other main sponsors are Tesco

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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 Echo Women's Mini Marathon and wear your race number on race day.

All profits from the 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 unpaid volunteers, drawn largely from the athletic community.


Race Information and FAQ Page

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


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Postal Entries

Postal Entries - Postal entries MUST include a stamped, self addressed, envelope
The PDF entry form will be available for download shortly


Mini-Marathon Entry Desk

The Mini-Marathon Entry Desk will open in September. The Mini-Marathon Entry Desk is in Debenham's Department Store, Merchant's Quay Shopping Centre.  The desk will be located upstairs, adjacent to the cafeteria.


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 Echo, a day or two (TBA) after the event. The results will also be available online, on MyRunResults and Cork Athletics websites.



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 Athletics 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 (Echo website)


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Course Elevation Profile

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All runners 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


Wheelchair Start

The Wheelchair Participants will start at 12:45pm Sharp


Kennedy Park, Cork (close to junction of Victoria Road & Monahan 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
    * Wheelchair Portaloos: There will be wheelchair accessible portaloos in the Wheelchair Start area, Blackrock Village and the finish area.



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 / Chip Timing

Chip Timing. This year chip timing is being introduced to the event for the first time. The timing chip will be contained within your race number.

Do NOT bend, fold, tear or otherwise mutilate your number, or put it in your pocket, bag etc.


The chip recorder at the finish line will not pick up your number unless it is clear and visible. 

Please also wear your number on your FRONT. This helps identify you in photographs and also indicates that you are an official participant. Please do NOT put your number on your back.

There will be no access to the start areas without a race number.

After finishing, you will only receive your finishers medal and goodie bag if you have your race number.




About Us

Cork Athletics County Board is a constituent member of Athletics Ireland. Cork Athletics is the governing body, administering athletics, track and field (T&F), cross-country (XC) and running in county Cork. The Board comprises elected representatives of constituent athletic clubs and running clubs. Cork County Board AAI organises Championship races and competition, including road, track & field (T&F) and Cross-country (XC), at junior, juvenile, senior and masters levels, and selects representation for the county. In addition, training and education is provided for coaches and officials. The Board also regulates the Athletics Ireland race/event permit (licence) process for county Cork.
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