Race day is Sunday 24th September. Let's take on the 36th Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon together!
The big winners every year are the charities – together, you raise hundreds of thousands of euros for the great causes in your communities, and help these worthy charities continue in their good work. We bet that most of your friends, family and colleagues have taken part in the Mini Marathon before, so let’s keep that tradition going & run for Cork ARC.
As one of Cork’s major events every year, the Mini Marathon helps raise significant funds for our services, available to cancer patients and their families, free of charge. Every single step you make will have an impact on our work, and the supports we give to people dealing with cancer. We help relieve some of the distress that affects families by offering counselling and many complementary therapies and programmes. Cork ARC works to remove the barriers to healthcare by giving cancer patients and their families the chance to use the service by simply dropping in or phoning the service, without any appointment.
Cork ARC's services are all available free of charge, and are a huge support to the community, and last year we supported 1,028 people across our centres in Cork, West Cork and at the NICHE Community Health Project on Harbour View Road. Now with our East Cork & West Waterford service open in Youghal every Wednesday, more people can access cancer support in their own communities, and avoid unnecessary journeys to Cork.
RACE AMBASSADOR, DERVAL O'ROURKE
Race ambassador Derval O'Rourke talks a lot of sense as she says that the mini marathon is a wonderful goal for people to train towards - “It’s a nice social experience too — again your level could be walking, it doesn’t matter, once you are moving forward, and you are enjoying it.”
It’s clear that Derval is taking it much easier than in her professional days as an elite Olympian, and is encouraging people to make the time for the more relaxed side of walking or social running, and pick a day where you meet up with friends to run together in advance of the Mini Marathon. “You need to make time,” she urges. “You meet up for a cup of tea anyway, this is a way of meeting up… without the tea, and you’ll feel better after.”
This year, race organisers have capped the numbers to 8,000, meaning that there will be some fierce competition for the limited places on this year’s starting line. Registration is really simple, so to run or walk for Cork ARC, just follow these three easy steps:
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