Running for good – Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is back for its 42nd year, taking place on Bank Holiday Sunday, June 2, 2024. The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is a 10k road race, which takes place every June bank holiday weekend in Dublin city centre.  It is the largest women’s event of its kind in the world. 

In 2020 and 2021, the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon took place virtually, due to Covid-19.  Hundreds of charities are also big winners.  Women taking part in the event choose which charity they will support and raise funds for, and any local causes gain vital funds from the event.  The Vhi Women’s Mini marathon is one of the largest one-day charity events in the country. 

The Women’s Mini Marathon mission is to organise a world-class event in a safe environment and enable participants to raise much-needed funds for charities.  We are committed to promoting the development of a healthy lifestyle for women and providing a great 10km event which they can walk, jog or run together to achieve their personal goals. 

Since its inception, participants have raised over €226 million for charitable causes throughout Ireland. Participants decide which charity they will support. The Women’s Mini Marathon is a national institution, beloved by women throughout the country, and every year brings enormous cultural, economic, and societal benefits to the city.

Entrepreneur Aimee Connolly has described the annual VHI Mini-Marathon as “the epitome of women coming together”. The founder of make-up brand Sculpted has been the brand ambassador for the 10km run through the streets of Dublin for the past three years and always takes part. “The support is unreal,” she said. “Women are cheering each other, both from the sidelines and those running with you, like, ‘Come on, we can do this’.

Between now and June 2nd, follow @VhiWMM on social media or visit for training plans for walkers, runners and jogger as well as nutritious recipes developed by Vhi ambassador Nathalie Lennon, and much more to support your training journey.

Register today to be part of 2024’s epic heart-to-heart!



The Henry Girls Are they Folk or Jazz ?

Donegal band the Henry Girls made up of Karen, Lorna and Joleen McLaughlin. 3 sisters from Malin Head that after a slow burn they are now making waves with their new album

” A Time to Grow”

You tell me what you think ?

Donegal jazz

The Henry Girls

Three sisters from Malin village have seen a slow burning rise that feels like it’s coming to a head. A recent series of Irish tours in support of their new album “A Time To Grow” have centered clear nods to traditional Irish songwriting alongside a jazzy spark all of their own, and their rise feels organic and engaging.

Doherty says no to China

Ken Doherty 1997 World Snooker Champion says he doesn’t want the Snooker Championship to move from the historic Crucible Theater in Sheffield to China. Despite being able to hold far greater numbers he said “the old amphitheater has a spirit of its own, unrivalled by any other snooker venue the world over”

Disposable heroes of Coffee Cups

The decomposition time of coffee cups can vary depending on various factors such as the material they are made of and the environmental conditions they are exposed to.

Paper coffee cups, which are typically lined with a thin layer of plastic to make them waterproof, can take around 20 years to decompose in a landfill due to the slow breakdown of the plastic lining.

On the other hand, disposable coffee cups made from polystyrene foam (Styrofoam) can take hundreds of years to decompose because they are not easily broken down by natural processes.

However, it’s essential to note that decomposition rates can be influenced by factors such as temperature, moisture, and the presence of microorganisms. Additionally, some coffee cups are now being made from more environmentally friendly materials, such as biodegradable or compostable plastics, which may decompose more quickly under the right conditions.

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photo changed 25/04/2024. Headline changed 25/04/2024 to be more creative.

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