Monday, June 7, 2010

Female runners taking part in Dublin mini-marathon

People staying in Dublin hotels today (June 7th) are likely to see the city’s streets filled with female runners for the 2010 Flora Women’s Mini-Marathon.

More than 40,000 women are expected to take part in the fundraising event, which begins in Fitzwilliam Square at 15:00 BST.

With last year’s run through the Irish capital generating over €14 million (£11.5 million) for various charities, the organisers are hoping to raise an even greater sum this time around.

According to the Irish Independent, several famous faces from the country are set to take part, including sports minister Mary Hanafin, TV presenter Aisling O’Loughlin and performers from the hit musical Riverdance.

Dating back to 1983, the Flora Mini-Marathon is the biggest all-women’s event of its kind in the world.

The organisers have warned people visiting Dublin that several roads will be temporarily closed to accommodate the run, including Fitzwilliam Street, Nutley Lane, Hatch Street and Kildare Street.