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Cork Echo Virtual Women's Mini Marathon 2021

Thursday 16 September 2021, 13:00
To Sunday 26 September 2021

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

40th Annual Echo Virtual Women's Mini-Marathon

September 16th - September 26th 2021

This event is organised and hosted by Cork Athletics


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Echo Women's Mini Marathon

This year we are celebrating the 40th Echo Women’s Mini-Marathon. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the event will be a virtual one again this year, and we are hoping that as many people as possible will take part to help support the many Cork charities who rely on the event’s participants to raise much-needed funds every year.

Cork Athletics is still proceeding with plans for a live 'In-Person' event on the Marina, and a decision will be made on this in the coming month or so, as there are many new 'hurdles' to be overcome due to Covid-19, and much will depend on Government and Sport Ireland advice/regulations


Statement from Cork Athletics

At present, it isn't clear if an 'In-Person' live event will be able to go ahead this year, so we have opened entries for our Virtual Women's Mini-Marathon.

A decision on the live event will be made as early as possible, but if you register for the virtual event, you will have the option of changing to an 'In-person' entry if you wish.

The Virtual Event will go ahead even if a live event becomes possible. The Early-Bird offer of €5 entry discount will close if/when entry opens for the 'In-Person' event, with Early-Bird entrants retaining their €5 discount on the live event

The Virtual Event will still run alongside the Live Event


About the Event

The event is 6km and you can complete that however you want either by walking, running or jogging in your back garden!

If the live race cannot go ahead again this year, we encourage you to join us virtually in the spirit of the event on what would have been race day on September 19th, and complete your 6k, (Please  adhere to all Government guidelines regarding public safety and social distancing that are in place at the time that you are doing your 6K).

The results portal will be open from September 16th, so, if you can’t complete your 6K on the nominal date,September 19th, you can also do it anytime between September 16th and September 26th, then upload your results to download your certificate of completion

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 19th, we can promise you a fun day out!



The Flagship Sponsor for the past 39 years has been The Echo


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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 Virtual Women's Mini Marathon

Direct Donations

You can also donate directly to your chosen charity at the Registration stage. Just use the drop-down list to choose your charity and the amount you wish to donate to it

iDonate Page

If you wish, you can also set up a fundraising page for your chosen charity. Again, just select your charity from the list. After completing your registration you will get a separate email, from iDonate, with details on how to activate your page. if you don't want to set up an iDonate page, just leave that box blank

Charities - Would You like to be Listed?

If you are a charity, and would like to be part of the charity list (on the Registration Page) please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

General Queries

For general queries, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.



Mini-Marathon Event Proceeds

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.



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