Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon 2020 goes 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 goes virtual

2020 Virtual Event Launch

Today we officially launch the 22nd Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon event! We could not be more excited that we can virtually get together considering the special circumstances 2020 brought for us all. We are delighted that we can support 12 nominated charities with the proceeds of the 2020 event and we are so thankful for your continuous support! #runtogether Registrations via https://bit.ly/3iyMGQy

Posted by Cook Medical Womens Mini Marathon on Friday, August 14, 2020

 

The 2020 Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon was launched Monday, August 17, by Limerick Mayor Michael Collins, at The Strand Hotel in Limerick City

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.

Participants from all over Ireland and beyond are expected to take part in this years race event. Participation will be staggered over two days and people of all ages will run, jog, or walk 5 km and 10 km at a time of their choosing over two days, Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, to enable competitors to take part safely, while adhering to social distancing and government advice on mass gatherings. 

100% of the registration fee from this year’s Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon virtual run will help a number of local and national 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, “2020 has been a very difficult time for everyone. At a time when the resources of charities have been in more demand than ever before, the traditional fundraising channels for many of these charities have been removed. We are delighted to be able to stage this years event using the virtual model, where charities will benefit in a very real way. 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.”

2020 marks Cook Medical’s fifth consecutive year as title sponsor of the Women’s Mini Marathon, a sponsorship that has been extended until 2023.

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. It was very important to us to put that extra emphasis on charities who need our support this year more than ever. We’re proud to be part of such a long-standing event that celebrates the women of Limerick and encourages people to improve their health and fitness. Given the difficult time we have all been through in the past months, this is a positive focus for the people of Limerick.

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”,

Online registration in now open.

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

For more stories about Women’s Mini-Marathon, click here.

Womens Mini Marathon 2020

Attending the Social Distancing launch of the 2020 Virtual Cook Medical Womens Mini Marathon were Clare Ellis and Angela Moloney both COOK Medical, Mayor of Limerick City and County Michael Collins and Race Director John Cleary. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

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