5th Annual Western People West of Ireland Women's Mini Marathon will take place on Sunday May 4th at 12noon!
CLOSING DATE for participant registration is Friday April 25th. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER PRIOR TO THE EVENT!
Closing date for charity registration is Friday April 18th.
MINI MARATHON , CASTLEBAR, SUNDAY MAY 4TH, 2014
Western People West of Ireland Womens Mini Marathon Launched The fifth annual Western People West of Ireland Women’s Mini Marathon was launched amid great fanfare at Macalla Hall, Lough Lannagh Village, Castlebar, on Thursday, February 13. The event takes place on Sunday, May 4, and thousands of participants are expected to turn out on the day.
Established in 2010 by the Western People, in conjunction with the Mayo Sports Partnership, the Western People West of Ireland Women’s Mini Marathon has continued to go from strength to strength each year and as the organisers get ready for the fifth annual Mini Marathon, this year’s event is expected to be bigger and better than ever before.
The Western People and Mayo Sports Partnership are delighted to welcome Connacht Gold back on board this year as the main sponsors of the event and look forward to working with the team at Connacht Gold over the coming weeks and months.
There are a number of new initiatives being introduced this year, targeting children and teenagers across the west of Ireland.
* The Mini-Mini Marathon was the brainchild of Olympic medallist Sonia O’Sullivan, who is looking forward to returning to Castlebar for this year’s Mini Marathon. The Mini-Mini event is aimed at national school children and it too will take place on Sunday, May 4th. National school children (accompanied by a parent/guardian) will run or walk a 1km loop on the day. There is no entry fee for the Mini-Mini Marathon and the emphasis is on fun.
* Another initiative being introduced will target secondary school students from across the region. Transition Year and 5th Year students (male and female) are being encouraged to enter the Mini Marathon in groups of between 20 and 30 students. The team that presents itself on the day with the ‘Best Sporting Theme’ will win for themselves a full outdoor adventure day at Achill Adventure Centre.
While it’s not mandatory to raise money for charities through the event, the Western People West of Ireland Women’s Mini Marathon provides an ideal opportunity for local charities to raise much-needed funds and the Western People and Mayo Sports Partnership are delighted to be in a position to provide a fundraising platform for so many worthy causes.
The event also offers a welcome boost to businesses in Castlebar and indeed across the region and once again, the organisers are encouraging local businesses to play their part in welcoming the thousands of women and their families to the town on Sunday, May 4.
To enter this years event log on to www.westofirelandwomensminimarathon.com or see application form on the Western People Newspaper.
The Western People West of Ireland Women's Mini Marathon
The Western People West of Ireland Womens Mini Marathon takes place on Sunday May 4th at 12noon. Starting and Finishing at the Mall in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Enter today and be part of the 'West of Irelands Premier Sporting Event for 2014'. The mini marathon this year is sponsored by Connacht Gold.
If you have any any queries please contact Mayo Sports Partnership on 094-9047025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2014 Women's Mini Marathon takes place on Sunday May 4th.