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Echo Virtual Women's Mini Marathon 2020

From Friday 18 September 2020
To Saturday 26 September 2020

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

Echo Virtual Women's Mini-Marathon

Sunday, September 20th 2020


This event is organised and hosted by Cork Athletics

 

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The Echo Virtual Women's Mini-Marathon Medal 2020

 

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, approx. €1M euro is raised for local, national and international charities and organisations. Many Million euro has been raised for charity by participants, over the last four 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.

Charities Listing

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.

Charity Reps: Send your Charity's contact details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we'll contact you

 

Sponsors:


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

 

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Charities

Run, jog or walk 6k 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.

Sadly, due to Covid-19, and the ensuing HSE and Athletics Ireland guidelines, we are unable to hold the actual event. So... we are asking YOU to row in behind them and use the Echo Virtual Women's Mini-Marathon to help them, by fundraising for your chosen charity.


In a 'normal' year, 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 [, Registered GS Number 3014 - Cork County Board (Athletics Association of Ireland) - under Section 235 Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997].  All race stewards and officials are unpaid volunteers, drawn largely from the athletic community.

This year, however, Cork Athletics County Board are instead minimising all entry charges, absorbing many, and will be donating all proceeds, including all sponsorship monies to Marymount Hospice, in memory of our late Competition secretary, Mary Meagher, who died there last January. Cork Athletics itself will also supplement this donation.

 

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

 

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FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions

Why can't this year's Echo Mini-Marathon go ahead around the Marina/Blackrock/Kennedy Park, as in previous years?

 

Why is a virtual event being held?

 

What is a virtual walk/run?

 

Who can take part?

 

How can I enter the Echo Virtual Women's Mini Marathon?

 

How much does it cost to register for the Echo Virtual Women's Mini Marathon?


Will I get a race number?


Will I get a medal for taking part in the event?


What are the registration options?


How long is the virtual walk/run?


Do I have to complete my virtual 6km on a specific day or time?


Where can I complete my virtual 6km walk/run?


Can I walk or run with a family member or friend?


How do I track my distance and time my walk/run?


How do I submit my results?


Do I have to submit my results in order to receive my medal?


Will results be available after the virtual event?


How do I donate money to my chosen charity?

 

 

Why can't this year's Echo Mini-Marathon go ahead around the Marina/Blackrock/Kennedy Park, as in previous years?

This year, due to Covid-19, and the ensuing HSE and Athletics Ireland guidelines, we are unable to hold the actual event. Currently the guidelines allow a maximum of 200 people to attend, with that limit extending to 500 in the next phase of reopening, and hopefully, 5,000 in the following phase. The Echo Cork Women's Mini-Marathon normally attracts close to 8,000 participants - before you add the approx. 200 organising volunteers and support personnel ....and the hundreds/thousands of spectators, families and supporters. In short, sadly, there is no possibility of being able to go ahead with the actual event on Sunday September 20th

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Why is a virtual event being held?

It would have been a very easy decision to simply cancel altogether, however, Cork Athletics realises that, each year, Echo Cork Women's Mini-Marathon participants raise an estimated €1M for many, many charities. The potential loss of this revenue would be a major blow for these charities, who are already reeling from the losses from their cancelled street collection days. So we are asking YOU to row in behind them and use the Echo Virtual Women's Mini-Marathon to help them, by fundraising for your chosen charity.

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What is a virtual walk/run?

A virtual walk or run is a walk or run that can be done anywhere you want, and from any location you choose, so you can do it in your own town/locality, or maybe in a special (to you) location. [But please abide by HSE guidelines in effect on the day]

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Who can take part?

The Echo Mini Marathon is open everyone over the age of 7, from anywhere.

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How can I enter the Echo Virtual Women's Mini Marathon?

You can register here for the Echo virtual Mini Marathon online

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How much does it cost to register for Echo Virtual Women's Mini Marathon?

There is NO Charge - Entry is FREE for the Echo Virtual Women's Mini Marathon 2020. You will be able to register for the event, upload your results and download your competition certificate. If you'd like to receive a souvenier bib/race number and/or a race medal, you can choose these at the checkout stage. [There are costs, but Cork Athletics is absorbing these, to facilitate those fundraising for charity]

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Will I get a race number?

When you are registering, you will have the option to purchase a commemorative race number for the Echo Virtual Women's Mini Marathon 2020.

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Will I get a Commemorative Race Medal for taking part in the event?

When you are registering, you will have the option to purchase a special commemorative medal for the Echo Virtual Women's Mini Marathon 2020

 

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What are the registration options?

Registration is FREE. You will be able to register for the event here, then upload your results and download your competition certificate. You will also have the option to purchase a special commemorative participants medal and race number if you wish. You can simply
a) Register for the event, at no charge,
b) Register and chose a commemorative race number (€2)
c) Register and chose a commemorative race medal and bib (€6.75)
[Note: For entries received after August 17th, who want both medal and race number, there will be an additional charge, as two separate postings will be required, and their medal will not arrive until after the event date, due to the 6 week delivery time for medals]


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How long is the virtual walk/run?

The virtual walk or run is 6km (3.7 miles). This is the same distance as the normal Mini-Marathon route around the Marina-Blackrock-Kennedy Park. It doesn't matter if you are a bit under/over that...we won't be sending someone out to check <grin>

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Do I have to complete my virtual 6km on a specific day or time?

No, you can complete your 6km walk or run on any day and time you choose between Friday September 18th and Sunday September 27th. The nominal date for the event is still Sunday September 20th. The spread from Friday 18th to Sunday 27th is just to facilitate everyone who may be working, and to allow for bad weather on the day.
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Where can I complete my virtual 6km walk/run?

You can complete your virtual 6km walk or run in any location of your choice. It is a good idea to plan your 6km run/walk route before you start. The 6km should be completed on footpaths and/or pathways. Avoid roads or any areas with busy traffic. Please follow HSE Covid-19 guidelines.
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Can I walk or run with a family member or friend?

Yes, but Participants should adhere to government and HSE Covid-19 guidelines, including social distancing . Please maintain a social distance of at least two metres while taking part in the walk/run and avoid handshakes, hugs, high fives, etc.

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How can I track my distance and time my walk/run?

You can track and time your virtual walk or run any way you like, even if it is a 'guesstimate'. We will accept results on an “honour” basis. A watch or smartphone application with a GPS facility, or a fitness tracker, are probably the easiest ways to track and time your walk or run, but it's not necessary to have one.

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How do I submit my results?

Closer to the date, you will receive a link to the upload page, along with a further link to a video explaining how to upload your virtual results.

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Do I have to submit my results in order to receive my medal?

No, we will send medals to everyone who selected the medal option when registering.

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Will results be available after the virtual event?

You will be able to download your Virtual Run/Walk Certificate once you have completed your Walk/Run
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How do I donate money to my chosen charity?

You can contact your chosen charity and they will explain the best way for you to fundraise for them. Cork Athletics does not collect charity funds raised by participants

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