A local community worker will be putting her best foot forward as she runs for Donegal in the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon this summer.
Anne Marie Meehan from Mountcharles is one of thousands of women taking part in the 10K fundraiser in Dublin on 2nd June.
The mum of two has big shoes to fill this year as she will be representing her county as part of the mini marathon #WomenwithImpact campaign.
The campaign is celebrating women throughout the country who have made an impact on lives in their local community.
Anne Marie works in Donegal Family Resource Centre in Donegal Town, where she meets challenges in trying to support individuals and families in her local community. She will be taking part in the Mini Marathon for the third time this June.
Being heavier in the past had bruised her confidence, and she had always admired women who did the Mini Marathon from a distance, and promised herself that when she reduced her weight, she would complete the 10k course.
She took part in the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon in 2017, and says: “I cannot put into words the sense of elation and personal achievement I experienced crossing that finish line in 2017. I received a medal, and like a small child being so proud, I wore it to work for a week!”
Anne Marie will be supporting the Children’s counselling service of Donegal Family Resource Centre at this year’s event, a cause that is very close to her heart.
Entries are now open for the 2019 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. The event, now in its 37th year, will take place on Bank Holiday Sunday 2rd June 2019 at 2pm. Over 30,000 women are expected to walk, jog and run the 10K route in Dublin, starting in Fitzwilliam Square and finishing on Baggot St.
In an exciting addition to this year’s event, Vhi has revealed a brand-new finisher t-shirt which will be presented to each participant upon completion of the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.
The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon will have an increased postal entry offering this year, giving women all over the country the opportunity to receive their race number by post. Anyone entering before April 30th will be able to choose the postal entry option, subject to availability. There will also be a number of pick-up points around the country, where participants can collect their race number.Tags: