Ryan sisters, Bonnie and Lottie, were on hand to officially launch the 2020 virtual Women’s Mini Marathon.
In recognition of the hundreds of charities that depend on the Women’s Mini Marathon for a significant part of their fundraising efforts each year, the Women’s Mini Marathon has joined with title sponsor Vhi to launch a special virtual edition of the event for 2020.
The virtual run will take place between October 1-10 and participants are being asked to complete the 10km event ‘their way’ over the course of 10 days, with the overall goal of raising €10 million for charities.
Ryan sisters Lottie and Bonnie were on hand to officially launch the 2020 event. They will be joined by broadcaster Georgie Crawford, fitness enthusiast Leanne Moore and actress Demi Isaac Oviawe to make up the 2020 Vhi Squad calling on women all over the country to join them in fundraising for worthy causes in the lead up to October.
Registration for the event is now open on www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie. Every participant will receive a race pack, including a new finisher t-shirt and Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon commemorative medal. For the first time ever, the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon is offering women the opportunity to download and personalise their race number so each participant’s name will appear on their race number that can be worn while completing the 10km event.
Commenting on her role on the Vhi Squad, Lottie Ryan said: “I am delighted that Vhi and the Women’s Mini Marathon have been able to create this special virtual race to help charities with their fundraising efforts. It was a huge disappointment that we could not run the usual event, but this will be a great way for us all to raise vital funds for so many worthy causes.
“The fact that you can do the 10km your way over 10 days is a lovely element, I plan to do a 5km run on two of the days and will be running for Temple Street. This will be a very special event and having my sister Bonnie with me is only going to make it even more special. We can’t wait to get started.”