‘Flora Families’ in training for June Bank Holiday

REGISTRATION for the ever popular Flora Women’s Mini Marathon has opened. In 2011, almost 1,000 Offaly ladies took part in the event, which this year will take place in Dublin’s city centre on the June Bank Holiday Monday, June 4.

REGISTRATION for the ever popular Flora Women’s Mini Marathon has opened. In 2011, almost 1,000 Offaly ladies took part in the event, which this year will take place in Dublin’s city centre on the June Bank Holiday Monday, June 4.

This year the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon is celebrating 30 years of family health, fun and fitness and to mark the occasion, Flora is running a competition to find families from all over the country that have made the event an integral part of their lives.

Entitled ‘Flora Families’, the competition is searching for the networks of grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, sisters-in-law and mothers-in-law who have made the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon part of their lives by encouraging each other to participate and making it an annual event in their family calendar.

Applicants should provide details of their ‘Flora Family Tree’ which outlines those in their family who have taken part in the event over the years. Entries should be sent to entry@florafamilies.com

The winner of the ‘Flora Families’ competition will be announced at the start line on race day and they will receive a five star weekend break along with €1,000 for the charity of their choice!

Last year, maximum participant numbers were reached in less than a month so log onto www.florawomensminimarathon.ie

The Mini Marathon is the biggest all-women’s event of its kind in the world, attracting over 40,000 participants each year.

And over the years it has been won by acclaimed athletes such as Sonia O’Sullivan, Catherina McKiernan, Tullamore’s Pauline Curley and last year’s winner Caitriona Jennings.