Tipperary Ladies Football captain Samantha Lambert launched the Women's Mini Marathon along with Isabel Cambie, Valerie Connolly, Elaine Cullinan and Marie Maher from Tipperary Sports Partnership
Tipperary Sports Partnership has announced that the Tipperary Women's Mini Marathon will take place in Thurles on Sunday 30th September at 11am.
Now in its ninth year, this 10k Women's Mini Marathon has grown from strength to strength since the inaugural event in Thurles in 2010.
The captain of the Tipperary Ladies Football team, Samantha Lambert, launched the 2018 event with representatives from Tipperary Sports Partnership, including Isabel Cambie, Valerie Connolly, Elaine Cullinan and Marie Maher.
Samantha stated “I am very honoured to be launching the Tipperary Women's Mini Marathon as captain of the Tipperary senior ladies football team.
“I was privileged to be asked to attend the launch in LIT Thurles and I have to commend all those involved in organising the launch and all the other wonderful events that are taking place to highlight the importance of being fit and active.
“The Women's Mini Marathon is going to be a great event and its certain to be an extremely enjoyable day for everyone involved”.
Registration is now open on www.tippminimarathon.ie and registration may be made both online and postal.
The event 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 to register that is raising funds for charitable causes.
Details of local Meet and Train or Fit 4 Life running groups are available on the website to help participants to train.
Participants will receive a technical t-shirt sponsored by LIT Tipperary. All finishers will receive a specially-designed race medallion.
Spot prizes will also be distributed. All participants will be chip-timed and the event is AAI measured and certified.
Samantha Lambert wished all the participants every success in the event and encouraged them to keep going, keep believing and to never give up.
She stated “Be proud of what you have achieved and accomplished once you have crossed the finish line.
“I wish the Tipperary Sports Partnership continued success and commend you all on the amount of work you've done to date in organising such a wonderful event'.
The Mini Marathon is funded through Sport Ireland's Women In Sport Programme and the 2018 committee comprises of members from Tipperary Sports Partnership, Thurles Crokes AC, Tipperary Athletics County Board, Tipperary County Council, Templemore-Thurles Municipal District, Thurles Gardai and Tipperary Civil Defence.