Pictures: People across Cork taking part in virtual Echo Women’s Mini Marathon

Pictures: People across Cork taking part in virtual Echo Women’s Mini Marathon

Adam and Ned Clarke from Newcestown, Cork taking part in their virtual Echo mini-marathon at Kennedy Park, Cork. Picture Dan Linehan

Hundreds of people are expected to take part in the virtual Echo Women’s Mini Marathon.

The event would usually see in the region of 7,000 running or walking the mini-marathon each year, before gathering at the finish in Kennedy Park.

 Some of 'Brownies Babes' fundraising for Mercy University Hospital Foundation, in memory of Ian Brown, Ballincollig. Pic: Larry Cummins
Some of 'Brownies Babes' fundraising for Mercy University Hospital Foundation, in memory of Ian Brown, Ballincollig. Pic: Larry Cummins

John O' Callaghan,Grattan St with Trisha O' Sullivan, Mayfield; Darren O' Sullivan, Mayfield and Noreen O' Callaghan, Grattan St taking part in the marathon in aid of Marymount.
John O' Callaghan,Grattan St with Trisha O' Sullivan, Mayfield; Darren O' Sullivan, Mayfield and Noreen O' Callaghan, Grattan St taking part in the marathon in aid of Marymount.

From left: Adam Maher,Liz Maher, Amy Maher,Georgia O'Mahoney,Clare Lahive, Hazel Murphy,Gillian Hawthorne and Ciara Hawthorne taking part in this year’s Echo Women’s Mini Marathon 
From left: Adam Maher,Liz Maher, Amy Maher,Georgia O'Mahoney,Clare Lahive, Hazel Murphy,Gillian Hawthorne and Ciara Hawthorne taking part in this year’s Echo Women’s Mini Marathon 

Covid-19 restrictions have meant that for the second year in a row, it has not been possible to organise a physical event. 

Sarah O'Dwyer and Sarah Ryan taking part in the marathon.

Sarah O'Dwyer and Sarah Ryan taking part in the marathon.
Sarah O'Dwyer and Sarah Ryan taking part in the marathon.

U 12 Dromtariffe ladies taking part in this year’s Echo Women’s Mini Marathon

However, the marathon is taking place in virtual form with participants encouraged to do their “6K your way” wherever they like and at any time between September 16 and 26.

Sinead O'Connor from Boreenmanna road, winner of The Echo Women's mini marathon in 2019 os taking part again this year. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

Sinead O'Connor from Boreenmanna road, winner of The Echo Women's mini marathon in 2019 os taking part again this year. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Sinead O'Connor from Boreenmanna road, winner of The Echo Women's mini marathon in 2019 os taking part again this year. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

Veronica Lee and Miriam Horgan looking forward to next years Echo mini marathon as the walk on the Marina, Cork. Picture Dan Linehan

 Adam O'Sullivan from Carrigtwohill taking part in his second Mini-Marathon along with granny Helen O'Sullivan and mum Lisa O'Sullivan, as part of the 'Brownies Babes' group.
Adam O'Sullivan from Carrigtwohill taking part in his second Mini-Marathon along with granny Helen O'Sullivan and mum Lisa O'Sullivan, as part of the 'Brownies Babes' group.

Many have already completed their 6k their way, raising vital funds for charities and more are expected to complete the virtual marathon over the coming days.

 Communion girl Ava Rodgers, from The Glen (who made her First Holy Communion on Saturday) with (from left) Yvonne O'Leary, Abbey Rodgers, Tanya Rodgers and Valerie O'Callaghan on Sunday as they undertook their own virtual fundraising event in aid of Marymount Hospice in memory of Mags Rodgers.
Communion girl Ava Rodgers, from The Glen (who made her First Holy Communion on Saturday) with (from left) Yvonne O'Leary, Abbey Rodgers, Tanya Rodgers and Valerie O'Callaghan on Sunday as they undertook their own virtual fundraising event in aid of Marymount Hospice in memory of Mags Rodgers.

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