Top star launches Tipp women's mini marathon

Big entry expected for event

Top star launches Tipp women's mini marathon

Tipperary Sports Partnership announce that the 2016 Tipperary Women's Mini Marathon will take place in Thurles on Sunday, 25th September at 11am.

Now in its seventh year, this 10k Women's Mini Marathon has grown from strength to strength since the inaugural event in Thurles in 2010.

International Athlete and winner of the 2016 Dublin Mini Marathon, Siobhan O'Doherty launched the event with TSP Sports Co-ordinators Valerie Connolly and Elaine Cullinan. Also present was Billy Purcell, Tipperary County Athletics Board and Niall O'Sullivan, Tipp Mini Marathon Committee.

Siobhan said that it was great to be associated with this women in sport event for Tipperary and is looking forward to taking part. She wished the organisers every success with the event.

Elaine Cullinan 'said that as always this event is open to female runners, walkers and joggers of all abilities and mobility.

“We have been consistently getting in excess of 1,000 ladies registering for the event and we would expect to see this number grow again in Thurles this year”, she remarked.

Registration is once again both online and postal, all details of which are on the website

This year the event will continue to make a charitable donation of €200 to the largest group to register that are raising funds for charitable causes.

Details of your local Meet and Train or Fit 4 Life running group, where you can train for this event with others in a fun sociable and supportive environment, is available on the website.

Once again a technical tee-shirt will go to all participants thanks to sponsors LIT Tipperary .


Valerie Connolly said it was wonderful to be part of this Women in Sport initiative in Tipperary as it provides a great opportunity for women of all ages to get active and take part in a women's only Mini Marathon.

All finishers will receive a specially designed race medallion. Spot prizes will also be distributed on the day. The event also provides a great opportunity for participants to raise funds for their own local charities.

All participants will be chip timed so whether running or walking the 10k you will get an accurate time and the event as always is AAI measured and certified’,

Closing date for all entries is strictly Monday 19th September.

There is an early bird registration option with reduced entry fee which is open until Monday 31st August, details of which are all on the website.

Further details contact TSP Clonmel Office on 052 6187080 or Nenagh Office on 0761 06 6887.