International AFLW player and Dual County Player Orla O Dwyer Launches the 2021 Tipperary Mini Marathon Women’s Virtual 10k
Tipperary Sports Partnership are delighted to announce that this year’s Tipperary Mini Marathon Women’s Virtual 10k will take place over the weekend 25th-26th September 2021 and will take place during European Week of Sport. Cashel Native and International women's AFLW player and dual County player Orla O Dwyer took time out from her training to launch this year’s event.
The Mini Marathon aims to provide an opportunity for females to participate in a female only event and is open to walkers, joggers and runners of all abilities over the age of 18.
Similar to last year it will be a free virtual event which will allow participants to pick their own 10k route and their own start time to complete the event on either Saturday 25th or Sunday 26th September. Participants can run on their own or with small groups adhering to the HSE guidelines. Registration can be completed online, see registration link below.
Isabel Cambie, Chairperson said ‘this is a unique opportunity for women to take part in the Tipperary Mini Marathon on their chosen 10km route either by themselves or with friends and we look forward to receiving photos and messages through social media showing us how women are engaging in the event across Tipperary and beyond. We encourage everyone taking part to adhere to the HSE guidelines to keep everyone safe”
At the launch, Orla the 2nd only Irish person to win an AFLW Grand Final expressed her delight to launch the 2021 Tipperary Women's Virtual 10k Event while at home in her native County. Orla commented “this is a great opportunity for women of all ages and abilities to get out and get active while having fun, the fact that this years event is Virtual gives women the chance to complete the 10K wherever they are I will be taking part and joining all the other participants on the weekend of the 25th and 26th of September by completing my 10k in Australia and I would like to wish all the participants the very best of luck, especially those who are walking or running their first 10k'
Valerie Connolly Sports Co-ordinator for Tipperary Sports Partnership stated that even though this year’s event is a virtual it still provides a great opportunity for participants to raise funds for their own local charities and there is a charitable donation of €200 to the largest group raising funds for charitable causes. All participants will receive a race medallion and souvenir once they register online and complete their 10k.
The Event is funded through Sports Ireland’s Women in Sport Programme and event partners/supporters include Tipperary Sports Partnership, Tipperary Athletic County Board, Clonmel Athletics Club and Tipperary County Council.
Registration for the 2021 Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon is free and the closing date for entries is 24th September @ 4.00pm.
To register please click on link below.
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