Simon Zebo calls for people to support Cork ARC by participating in this year's virtual mini marathon

Simon Zebo calls for people to support Cork ARC by participating in this year's virtual mini marathon

Simon Zebo is encouraging to people to undertake this year's Echo Women's Mini Marathon in aid of Cork ARC Cancer Support House. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Rugby legend Simon Zebo is encouraging people to undertake this year's Echo Women's Mini Marathon to raise funds for Cork ARC Cancer Support House.

This year's mini marathon will take place as a virtual event.

Participants can complete their 6K in whatever way they would like either by walking, running or jogging in any location of their choosing.

Cork Athletics Association and The Echo are encouraging people to still fundraise for the charity of their choice, by contacting the charities directly, as they would have done in previous years.

Yesterday, Zebo took to Twitter to encourage people to consider undertaking the mini marathon in aid of Cork ARC Cancer Support House - a charity which provides support to people with cancer and their families.

"Cork ARC Cancer Support House has been supporting people with cancer and their families throughout this pandemic and now they need a little bit of our help.

"They have The Echo Women’s Mini Marathon which is coming up. 

"It’s completely free to register and this year it’s going virtual, so you do your 6K any which way you choose," he said.

"Hopefully we can all get in behind this great organisation and show some support back.

"If you can’t take part or if you’re unable to take part, then it would be great if you could show some support and kindly donate," Zebo continued. 

Echo Editor Maurice Gubbins has previously said that although this year's Echo Women's Mini Marathon will be different, it still has the potential to achieve a lot. 

"We can still do a lot in our own places, for our own fitness and health, and most especially for the hundreds of great causes the women of Cork assist through this event every year," he said. 

If you can’t complete your 6K on September 20, what would have been the race day, you can also do it from September 18 – September 27.

Visit theechominimarathon.ie for more information or to register. 

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