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Tipperary Mini Marathon Women’s Virtual 10k

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 Process: 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.

Race Day Instructions: Virtual 10k Mini Marathon Race Guidelines Before your virtual race: 1. PLAN YOUR ROUTE Before your begin your 10k, it is important you plan the route you will take. When planning your 10k route consider the following: ✔ Running/walking at a time when you are less likely to meet people or when footpaths and parks will be busiest. ✔ The condition of the surface, we recommend you walk/run on pathways and foot walks or on pathways within public parks and not to run/walk on roads. ✔ Completing the event on a familiar route. ✔ Check the weather forecast and check Met Eireann for any weather warnings. 2. WARM UP It is recommended that you complete a warm up before you start your 10k. Your warm up should include some light jogging/walking and stretching. It is vitally important to warm up the working muscles especially if the weather is cool. 3. HYDRATION Please ensure that you are hydrated before your 10k you can also carry water bottle with you. Alternatively you can plan your route to pass your house and stop for a water stop. 4. COVID 19 GUIDELINES It is important that you adhere to all guidelines set out by the Department of Health regarding exercise and social distancing. Please see for the latest advice. 5. HEALTH WARNING Moderate physical activity is safe for most people, it is advised that you talk to your doctor before your start any exercise if you currently have any medical conditions.

Race Information: Details of the event: ✔ The event will take place on over Saturday and Sunday 25th – 26th September 2021. ✔ Online registration is strictly online ✔ Closing date: for entries is 24th September 2021 at 4pm ✔ Entry for this event is Free. ✔ Strictly over 18’s. ✔ All participants will receive a Race medallion ✔ Proof of time and distance must be submitted via our online portal once the 10k is completed in order to receive the race medallion, which will be posted out to you in the post once time and distance is checked and approved. ✔ Proof of time and distance can only be submitted once. ✔ All registered participants are encouraged to fundraise for charities of their choice, but it is not compulsory to raise funds. ✔ There will be a charitable donation of €200 for the largest group that register who have raised funds for a charitable cause. ✔ All participants must adhere to HSE and Government department guidelines in relation to Covid 19. ✔ Have fun, stay safe and complete with a Smile! For further details or information please contact Tipperary Sports Partnership Tel: 0761-06-6201 (Clonmel) or 0761 065000 (Nenagh) Race Route: ✔ 10k route (6.2 miles) you can choose your own route. Choosing Your Own ROUTE Before you begin your 10k, it is important you plan the route you will take and when. When planning your 10k route considering the following: • Running/walking at a time when you are less likely to meet people or when footpaths and parks will be busiest. • The condition of the surface, we recommend you walk/run on pathways and foot walks or on pathways within public parks, and not to run/walk on roads. • Completing the event on a familiar route. Race Day resources and Training • Tipperary Sports Partnership have developed a couch to 3k podcast which would be a very good starting point if you have not completed a 10k before and could also aid you in your preparation for the 10k there are also resources available such as a Strength and Conditioning circuit and stretching exercises available on the following • link • or go to the main web site for more info. Supporters and Contributors: Organising Committee includes Representatives from: • This event is a Sport Ireland, Women in Sport funded initiative organised by Tipperary Sports Partnership The following Organisations are supporters of the 2021 event: • Tipperary Athletics’ County Board • Clonmel Athletic Club • Tipperary County Council Meet and Train Groups ✔ Thurles Fit4Life- Thurles Crokes- Madeline Loughnane: 087-9948576 ✔ Moyne Meet N’ Train- Moyne Athletic Track- Monday @ 7pm & Wednesday @ 7.30pm- Eibhlis Purcell: 087-2027482 ✔ Templemore Fit 4 Life- Templemore Athletic Track- Tuesday @ 8pm- Áine Hennessy: 087-6907714 ✔ Borrisoleigh Track Attack- Borrisoleigh - Monday @ 8pm - Pat Keane: 087-6380649 ✔ Clonmel Fit 4 Life- Clonmel Athletic Club, Dr. Pat O’Callaghan Sports Complex- Monday @ 7pm- Niall O’Sullivan: 086 1660888 ✔ Carrick Fit 4 Life- Kildalton College- Tuesday @ 7pm- Catherine O’Donovan: 086 8774531 ✔ Cahir Meet n Train- Duneske Sports Centre, Cahir- Tuesday & Thursday @ 7.30pm- Andy Moloney: 086 3609110 ✔ Tipperary Meet’N’ Train- Canon Hayes Recreation Centre- Tuesday @ 7pm & Thursday @ 8pm- Canon Hayes Recreation Centre: 062-52022 ✔ Cullen Meet ‘N’ Train- Cullen/Lattin Soccer Club- Monday @ 8pm- Anne Bradshaw: 087-6296461

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