- This year marks the first time that the Cook Medical Women’s Mini marathon will take place as a virtual event.
- 100% of proceeds will go to local and national charities.
- 2020 marks fifth consecutive year of Cook Medical’s title sponsorship, with further sponsorship confirmed until 2023.
- Angela Moloney, director of Ethics & Compliance, EMEA, at Cook Medical said, “This year, it was very important to us to continue our support for the Womens Mini Marathon and put that extra emphasis on charities who need our support more than ever,”
Limerick, Ireland – The 2020 Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon was launched today, Monday 17th August, by Limerick Mayor Michael Collins, at The Strand Hotel in Limerick City. Now in its 22nd year, participants from all over Ireland and beyond are expected to take part in this years race event.
The Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon will take place over the last weekend of September as a virtual event. Participants of all ages will run, jog, or walk 5 km and 10 km at a time of their choosing over two days, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September, to enable competitors to take part safely, while adhering to social distancing and government advice on mass gatherings.
100% of the registration fee from this year’s Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon virtual run will help a number of local and national charities. They are:
- ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services
- Breast Cancer Ireland
- Clionas Foundation
- Daughters of Charity Lisnagry
- Limerick Animal Welfare
- Limerick Suicide Watch
- Mid-Western Cancer Foundation
- Milford Hospice
- Pieta House
- St. Gabriel’s School
John Cleary, Race Director for the event commented “2020 has been a very difficult time for everyone. At a time when the resources of charities have been in more demand than ever before, the traditional fundraising channels for many of these charities have been removed. We are delighted to be able to stage this years event using the virtual model, where charities will benefit in a very real way.”
2020 marks Cook Medical’s fifth consecutive year as title sponsor of the Women’s Mini Marathon, a sponsorship that has been extended until 2023.
“We are excited to launch the first ever virtual format of the race this year. It was very important to us to put that extra emphasis on charities who need our support this year more than ever,” said Angela Moloney, director of Ethics & Compliance, EMEA, at Cook Medical. “We’re proud to be part of such a long-standing event that celebrates the women of Limerick and encourages people to improve their health and fitness. Given the difficult time we have all been through in the past months, this is a positive focus for the people of Limerick.”
To register for the Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon, visit limerickminimarathon.com
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