Cook Medical launches first virtual Women’s Mini Marathon in Limerick

  • Cook Women's Mini Marathon (Pic Liam Burke-Press 22)
  • 2020 Virtual Logo Main Full Colour
Clare Ellis and Angela Moloney, both COOK Medical, Mayor of Limerick City and County, Michael Collins and Race Director John Cleary. (Pic: Liam Burke/Press 22)

The 2020 Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon was launched today, Monday 17th August, by Limerick Mayor Michael Collins, at The Strand Hotel in Limerick City. Now in its 22nd year, participants from all over Ireland and beyond are expected to take part in this years race event.

The Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon will take place over the last weekend of September as a virtual event. Participants of all ages will run, jog, or walk 5km and 10km  at a time of their choosing over two days, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September, to enable competitors to take part safely, while adhering to social distancing and government advice on mass gatherings. 

100% of the registration fee from this year’s Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon virtual run will help a number of local and national charities. They are:

  • ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services
  • Barnardos
  • Breast Cancer Ireland
  • Clionas Foundation
  • Daughters of Charity Lisnagry
  • Limerick Animal Welfare
  • Limerick Suicide Watch
  • Mid-Western Cancer Foundation
  • Milford Hospice
  • Pieta House
  • St. Gabriel’s School

John Cleary, Race Director for the event commented “2020 has been a very difficult time for everyone. At a time when the resources of charities have been in more demand than ever before, the traditional fundraising channels for many of these charities have been removed. We are delighted to be able to stage this years event using the virtual model, where charities will benefit in a very real way.”

2020 marks Cook Medical’s fifth consecutive year as title sponsor of the Women’s Mini Marathon, a sponsorship that has been extended until 2023.

“We are excited to launch the first ever virtual format of the race this year. It was very important to us to put that extra emphasis on charities who need our support this year more than ever,” said Angela Moloney, Director of Ethics & Compliance, EMEA, at Cook Medical. “We’re proud to be part of such a long-standing event that celebrates the women of Limerick and encourages people to improve their health and fitness. Given the difficult time we have all been through in the past months, this is a positive focus for the people of Limerick.”

To register for the Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon, visit

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