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Register for team Aidlink 2018 by completing this form or contact info@aidlink.ie 01 4736488

The time is fast approaching for the 2018 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon. This annual 10k road race occurs each June bank holiday weekend in Dublin and is the largest women’s event of its kind in the world. In 1983, the inaugural event had 9,000 women entering, flash forward to 2014 and there were over 41,000 women taking part. Women of every walk of life take part, from those running the route to those taking their time walking. Women from every age bracket get involved on the day. In fact, in 2017, more than 400 of the women were over the age of 70! Besides from the day being filled with enthusiasm, laughs and some feel-good music, fundraisers taking part in the race also raise money for some incredible causes. All funds raised for Aidlink will go towards our work with some of the world’s poorest and most isolated communities in Kenya, Uganda or Ghana, focusing on the most basic of human needs; water, education, health and food. You do not need to register with the mini marathon website, Aidlink have block booked places for the group. To access the registration forms click here or contact info@aidlink.ie 01 47 3488

The race day has changed  this year, and  will take place on SUNDAY 3rd of June, 2018. The race start time is 2pm. Aidlink will have its own meeting point at St. Mary’s College, Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. The Aidlink group will be meeting here at 12:30 pm and parking will be available. At the College you will be able to pick up your race number and Aidlink t-shirt.

There are many ways to fundraise for the race. Start off by asking friends and family to sponsor you using our sponsorship card. You may wish to set up an online donations page. This means that you can simply email the link to friends and family, or share on your social media, and the money will be transferred to Aidlink directly, so you don’t have to worry about handling cash.

You can now set up a fundraising page directly through your Facebook account, just log in to your account, visit the Aidlink page here and click “Create a Fundraiser”. Staying social online about your training and preparation will keep you motivated but also remind people to donate to your cause.

Alternatively, if you don’t have a Facebook account, visit our Altruism page to set up your own online fundraising page, select ‘join the campaign’ on this page here.

Women’s Mini Marathon 2014.

Holding events is also a great way to raise funds. Some event ideas include coffee mornings, holding a casual day at your workplace or even asking friends and family to place bets on your race time. An additional option is to check with your employer to see if they will match how much you raise. Often companies have schemes pledging to match funds raised by their staff, and it’s great to be able to tell your supporters that you will double their gift!

Aidlink relies on the generosity and support of the Irish public in order to carry out our work. We are extremely grateful to all our volunteers that help fundraise on our behalf, we really cannot thank you enough. Aidlink spends 95% of its expenditure on Charitable activities and just 5% on Fundraising. Aidlink is committed to the highest standards of accountability and good governance. In fact, in 2017, Aidlink won awards at both the Carmichael Centre Good Governance Awards and the Chartered Accountants Ireland Publishes Accounts Awards.

If you have any questions or if we can help you at all, please contact call Aishling us on 01 473 6488 or email info@aidlink.ie. Make sure to also follow us on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for further updates. This is a great day out for all the family. Whether you walk, jog or run, you are guaranteed a smile when you cross the finish line. Achieving your own personal goals, having some fun and raising some much needed funds for charity. See you there!

A Few Extra Details:

 

Some items to bring with you:

  • Your sponsorship money and sponsorship card. Cheques payable to Aidlink. (Thank you!)
  • Suitable clothing and comfortable footwear
  • Water
  • Weather-suitable gear: Sun cream and a peaked cap OR Light waterproof jacket and a change of clothes
  • For further information on the mini marathon, please click here.
  • For information on training and nutrition, please click here.
  • For further information on Aidlink and its work, please click here.

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Helen Keller