Calling all Westmeath ladies to enter Flora Mini Marathon 2010

Ruth O’Neill (centre) is pictured learning the ropes from Flora Women’s Mini Marathon veterans Trish Horgan, Margaret Goodwin, Betty Hand, and Ria Stewart, who have participated in all 27 events!

Ruth O’Neill (centre) is pictured learning the ropes from Flora Women’s Mini Marathon veterans Trish Horgan, Margaret Goodwin, Betty Hand, and Ria Stewart, who have participated in all 27 events!

The Flora Women’s Mini Marathon, the hugely popular 10k event which attracts over 40,000 participants every year and helps raise millions for charity, is calling on Westmeath ladies to register for the 2010 event.

The Flora Women’s Mini Marathon will take place in Dublin on Bank Holiday Monday June 7, and Flora is encouraging women of all ages to get involved as part of its campaign to support and encourage heart health awareness and a healthier overall lifestyle through diet and exercise. Those interested in taking part in the event can register online at www.florawomensminimarathon.ie

This year Flora has also set up the ‘Flora Heart Heroes’ social network to celebrate the wonderful efforts of the thousands of women who participate in the event each year to improve their own health and raise money for charity. Women can tell their own stories or nominate a friend to be the Flora Heart Hero at www.floraheartheroes.com Participants can also link to the campaign from the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon Facebook and Twitter pages. The overall winner will be crowned at a special ceremony on race day, and will receive €1,000 for their preferred charity.

Charities from every county in Ireland are the biggest winners from the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon. Since the event began in 1983, over €137 million has been raised for Irish charities, making it the biggest single day charity event in Ireland. In 2009, it is estimated that over €14m was raised.

For further information, log onto www.florawomensminimarathon.ie Closing date for all entries is April 27 2010.

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