Over 20,000 people participate in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin

Over 20,000 people participate in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin
2023 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon, Dublin 4/6/2023 Nakita Burke from Moneygal winner of the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Nakita Burke of Letterkenny AC won the 2023 Vhi Women's Mini Marathon in a time of 34:27.

Teresa Doherty from Finn Valley A.C. finished third in 34:58, followed by Courtney McGuire from Clonmel A.C. in second place in 34:33.

With a timing of 26:59, Shauna Bocquet of Craughwell, Galway, won the Elite Wheelchair Category.

Nakita Burke won the competition, followed by Courtney McGuire in second place and Teresa Doherty in third.

Congratulations to the tens of thousands of ladies who ran the ladies' Mini Marathon today, said David O'Leary, the race's general manager. "The VHI Women's Mini Marathon is unlike any other event; the spirit of joy and camaraderie, the feelings, the laughing, and the festive environment all contribute to the day's uniqueness. We're honoured to be able to organize an event that has such significance for all women."

"I'd want to thank the many volunteers who give so kindly of their time each year to make this event happen, as well as the neighbourhood organizations and charitable organizations who sponsor the event year after year. Of course, I want to thank the Irish women for coming out."

Upon finishing the race, every woman was given a commemorative 2023 medal.

Letterkenny AC's Nakita Burke crosses the finish line first to win the 2023 VHI Women's Mini Marathon.

Women took part in the event today for a variety of reasons, including raising money for charitable causes, accomplishing personal objectives, or getting together to spend a special day out with their sisters, daughters, mothers, aunts, or friends.

The participants enjoyed the pleasant weather, which included highs of 18 to 20 degrees and a lot of pollen.