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VIVA's first ever Mini-Marathon team takes to the road

This year, for the first time, VIVA has a team in the Flora Ladies Mini-Marathon. Over 20 ladies will be walking, jogging or running to raise funds for VIVA's Nepal programme.

From its inception in 1983 the event has grown to become the world's largest all-women sports where women walk, trot, jog or skip the 10km along the streets of South DublinOver those years some 600,000 women have entered the event - and the Flora Women's Mini Marathon had a record field of 40,516 on Bank Holiday Monday, June 2nd, 2008. It is now the biggest single day charity event in the country.

Charities are the big winners. In 2008 it is estimated in excess of €10m was raised by the participants bringing the total since the race started in 1983 close to €100m. Registration has now closed for the 2009 race. However, if you would like to participate in any of the other marathons or mini-marathons around the country and raise funds for VIVA, contact Mike Burke at