North/South Tipp Partnerships join forces to stage exciting Women’s 10k in Clonmel

North Tipperary Sports Partnership and South Tipperary Sports Partnership have joined forces once again in organising the exciting Womens 10k event for Clonmel.

North Tipperary Sports Partnership and South Tipperary Sports Partnership have joined forces once again in organising the exciting Womens 10k event for Clonmel.

Following on from the success of the inaugural race in Thurles last year, this year’s event will take place on Sunday, September 18 at 2pm in Clonmel starting at the Mall, following a 10k route around Clonmel and finishing at the West Gate

The 2011 Tipperary Mini Marathon was officially launched by Catherina McKiernan on May 19 in Clonmel AC.

The official route and registration details as well as all race information can be found on the event website: www.tippminimarathon.ie

Elaine Cullinan, Co-ordinator, North Tipperary Sports Partnership commented - “This event is open to all runners, walkers and joggers. We want to encourage as many women as possible to come out and have fun on the day. You can download training programmes for walking and running the event from the website above. Every participant will be chip timed so all runners and walkers will get an accurate time and the event is AAI measured and certified. Come out and support YOUR 2011 Tipperary Mini Marathon”.

Valerie Connolly, Co-ordinator, South Tipperary Sports Partnership commented - “I am delighted to part of this women in sport initiative in Tipperary as it is a great opportunity for women of all ages to get active and take part in our own County Mini Marathon. All finishers will receive a race medallion and goody bag. There will also be spot prizes on the day. The event also provides a great opportunity for participants to raise funds for their own local charities”.

Members of the organising committee include representatives from both North and South Tipperary Sports Partnerships, Clonmel Borough Council, Clonmel Athletic Club, Tipperary Athletics County Board, Tipp FM, Tipperary Institute, Clonmel Gardai, Clonmel Traders and South Tipperary Volunteers Association.

Registration is online at (www.tippminimarathon.ie) and closing date for entries is strictly Monday, September 12.

For further information please contact Elaine Cullinan, North Tipperary Sports Partnership, 067-43604, www.ntsp.ie or Valerie Connolly at South Tipperary Sports Partnership, 062-64737, www.stsp.ie