Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon 2020 is virtual

Womens Mini Marathon 2020

Womens Mini Marathon 2020: Now entering its 22nd year, the event is the main fundraising event for Limerick AC and provides a much-needed platform for many charities. Picture: Don Moloney

Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon 2020 is virtual

Organisers of the annual Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon announced today that the 2020 event will now take place over the last weekend of September as a virtual event.  Participation will be staggered over two days to allow competitors to take part while adhering to all social distancing and mass gathering rules. 

Proceeds from the new look Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon will help nominated charities. All registered participants will have a quarter zip running top and bespoke medal posted to them. The charities benefitting from this year’s Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon are:

  • ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services
  • Barnardos
  • Breast Cancer Ireland
  • Clionas Foundation
  • Daughters of Charity Lisnagry
  • Limerick Animal Welfare
  • Limerick Suicide Watch
  • Mid-Western Cancer Foundation
  • Milford Hospice
  • NOVAS
  • Pieta House
  • St. Gabriel’s School

Event Director John Cleary commented “This has been a very difficult time for everyone, including charity groups. At a time when their services are needed more than ever, their traditional fundraising streams have been drastically reduced.

The staging of Cook Medical Womens Mini Marathon 2020 in this virtual manner will be a big boost to these charities and we hope that Limerick people from near and far will get involved and support this iconic long-standing Limerick sporting event.”

Speaking on behalf of Cook Medical, Angela Moloney, Director of Ethics and Compliance EMEA, and the Cook Medical race ambassador said, “We are thrilled that we can still go ahead with the Cook Women’s Mini Marathon this year, in this new virtual format.

While this is a change from our normal race day, we feel it’s more important now than ever that activities like this go ahead with the focus on supporting local charities and raising much-needed funds for them in their hour of need.

Our local communities have worked really hard to comply with lockdown rules during what has been an extremely difficult and testing time for all. Thankfully, we are now starting to come out the other side and this race will give us all a positive focus to aim towards”,

The Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon is the oldest mass participation event in Limerick and is now entering its 22nd year. The event is the main fundraising event for Limerick AC and provides a much-needed platform for many charities to fundraise each year. Online registration will open on Thursday, July 9.

For further detail for the event visit www.limerickminimarathon.com.

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