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Running the Vhi Mini Marathon? Do it for Ardee Hospice!

This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

Ardee Hospice Homecare are asking any women who intend to run in this June’s Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon if they would consider running on behalf of the hospice – with all funds raised staying locally to help those who need it.

Runners have been taking part in the popular annual mini marathon on behalf of Ardee Hospice Homecare for over 20 years – since 1994 infact – and all money raised by their efforts have been and will continue to be kept in the area and spent on local services in Ardee and Mid-louth.


The marathon takes place on the June Bank Holiday – Monday June 5th – at 2pm, but registration closes on Friday May 12th so if you want to take part you need to register online now.

“We hope people will run and fundraise for the Hospce,” co-ordinator Kathleen McKenny told ThisIsArdee.ie this week.

The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

  • Bank Holiday Monday – June 5th 2017
  • The course is 10km in distance
  • The event starts at in Dublin City Centre at 2pm
  • Online registration for the event closes on Friday May 12th
  • Ardee Hospice are running a bus, leaving Ardee at 10.15am
  • To run for Ardee Hospice, call Kathleen on 087 973 1212

“We want to remind people it’s marathon time and we’re looking for people to run, walk or jog for the Hospice,” she said. “It’s a major fundraiser for the Hospice and any money raised stays locally in Ardee and surrounding areas.

“Every euro will be spent on what it’s for – helping people with cancer in Ardee and the surround areas. The Hospice is always busy supporting people and their families,” Kathleen continued. In 2016, around 36 runners in the 40,000 strong field represented Ardee Hospice Homecare and in 2015 up to 50 runners ran for the cause.

Anyone who chooses to run for this very worthy cause will get sponsorship cards and a t-shirt direct from Kathleen and will also be provided with courtesy transport to and from Dublin on Bank Holiday Monday. The bus will leave the Monastery Boys NS school at 10.15am on the day.

The race entry fee is €20 (plus a €1 processing charge) and you can register now on the race website – http://www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie. For more information about running for Ardee Hospice Homecare or if you’d like to run for the Hospice, you can call Kathleen on 087 973 1212.

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