Monday, March 09, 2020

Students running in the 2018 West of Ireland Women’s Mini-Marathon as part of the ‘It’s For Girls’ initiative.

With registration now underway for the Western People’s Women’s Mini-Marathon, the Mayo Sports Partnership is encouraging secondary schools and ladies sports clubs from around the county and further afield to get their young girls involved with this year’s event through the ‘It’s For Girls’ initiative.

The Mini-Marathon, one of the premier sporting events in the West of Ireland, is now in its 11th year and this time sees two exciting developments with the involvement of and a new route.

The ‘It’s for Girls’ initiative is now in its fifth year and sets schools a challenge to get the most girls to take part in the Western People of Ireland Women’s Mini-Marathon. The initiative is all about encouraging participation and entrants can take the 10k road race at their own pace, whether they want to walk, jog or run. The more girls each school enters, the better the chance of winning the ‘It’s for Girls’ trophy. It represents a great opportunity for schools across the West of Ireland to encourage their female students to increase fitness levels by training to take on the Mini-Marathon, getting healthier and more active in the process.

‘It’s for Girls’ is a project that has received national recognition by winning the best health and well-being project in the 2018 Local and Municipal Authority Awards. This year, the Mayo Sports Partnership, which plays a leading role in promoting an active lifestyle within communities across Co Mayo, is aiming for participation from students in every corner of the county.

The entry fee per student is only €10 (the normal cost of entry is €25). Teachers, coaches or mentors from the school can also enter as part of the team for only €10.

Each participant will also receive a t-shirt and a medal for their entry fee.

For further information, contact Deirdre Donnelly at Mayo Sports Partnership on 094-90-64360.

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