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Echo Mini-Marathon Medal Unveiled - July 9th 2021

Medal for Echo Virtual Women's Mini-Marathon 2021 Unveiled

September 16th - 26th 2021


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Virtual Women's Mini-Marathon Medal 2021


IMG 7354 minStart of Cork Women's Mini-Marathon 2015

This year's Mini-Marathon will again be a virtual event!  Event organisers, Cork Athletics County Board, are committed to ensuring that Cork's women, who walk and and run the event every year, and, in doing so, raise over €1M for their chosen charities, will not miss out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, again, the focus will be on facilitating participants fund raise for charity, at a time when charities have been badly hit by cancelled collections and flag days, along with closure of their charity shops, and many other fundraising activities.

The Echo Cork Womens Mini-Marathon

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

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Register for Echo Virtual Women's Mini-Marathon 2021



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, but if you can’t complete your 6K on 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 Charities are massive beneficiaries from the funds you all raise each year, but as you will be aware, they have have been hit very badly during Covid, with flag-days and fundraisers of all sorts being cancelled. Cork Athletics urges all participants to 'row in' behind their own chosen charity when doing the Echo Cork Women's Mini-Marathon.

Charity Fundraising

To fund raise for your own chosen charity, pleas Register for the Echo Cork Women's Mini-Marathon, then contact your selected Charity directly, for their fund-raising pack

You can also donate, during the Registration process, to a number of charities, or cheate your own fund-raising page via iDonate, during Registration (Note: These funds are collected directly via iDonate)

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.

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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