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Cork Echo Virtual Women's Mini Marathon 2022

Friday 16 September 2022, 13:00
To Tuesday 27 September 2022

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Cork Athletics Wherever You Are! 6k (3.6 Miles) Road No Yes John Quigley

41st Annual Echo Virtual Women's Mini-Marathon

September 15th - September 27th 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 41st Echo Women’s Mini-Marathon. Following the success of the Virtual event over the past two years, the event will be retained again this year, running in parallel with the 'In Person' event on the Marina, 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.


About the Virtual Event

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

If you can't make the live event this year, we encourage you to join us virtually in the spirit of the event on what would have been race day on September 18th, and complete your 6kThe results portal will be open from September 15th, so, if you can’t complete your 6K on the nominal date, September 18th, you can also do it anytime between September 15th and September 27th, 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, over €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 18th, we can promise you a fun day out!



The Flagship Sponsor for the past 40 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. Cork Athletics is a designated 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, who give their time and expertise, free of charge, for the benefit of the athletes and the sport

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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