Date: Monday June 5th 2017
Cystic Fibrosis Ireland are looking for 1,000 people to take part in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday, June 5th as part of the One in 1,000 Campaign.
What is One in 1,000?
The One in 1,000 Campaign is the largest National Fundraising Event for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. The core idea behind the campaign is that One Person can make a difference. If one person could recruit 10 participants to join them in the Mini Marathon, and those 10 participants in turn recruited 10 more people = 100 participants. If those 100 then recruited 10 people = 1,000 people participating for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. The Campaign has been hugely successful with over €900,000 raised since it began in 2010. Help us make this €1 million in 2017!
However, One in 1,000 is much more than a fundraising event, it is a community event that brings together supporters of PWCF from across the country. As past participants will tell you, the atmosphere on the day is fantastic and with a great team surrounding you, you don’t feel the time or the kilometres go by. CFI provide the best of facilities for participants on the day including a cloakroom, refreshments and a base to come to before and after the 10km to soak up the atmosphere and celebrate your achievement.
Is the Mini Marathon a race?
No, the 10km route is suited to all levels of fitness so whether you can walk, jog or run at your own pace.
Who can take part?
The Mini Marathon is open to females aged 14 and over. However, men who want to embrace their feminine side for the day are welcome to take part also. The event attracts over 40,000 participants annually.
Do I have to enter a team?
No, individuals are always welcome to take part. Don't worry if you don't have a team!
When is registration open? / How to register for the Mini Marathon:
To register for the mini marathon log on to www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie
To sign up for the One in 1,000 Campaign and fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis click on the button below;
So, the question is - Will you be One in 1,000 for CFI in 2017?
Remember, One person can make a difference, you can be that One for cystic fibrosis.
Why be One in 1000?
The Mini Marathon is a great day out and a fantastic fundraising event. On the day, CFI provide a base for the day with a cloakroom, refreshments and entertainment. There is a great community spirit and we want you to be a part this.
Each individual participant matters and we fully appreciate every individual’s contribution as part of the larger 1 in 1000 team. Your support, participation and funds raised can help improve the quality of life for people with CF in Ireland.
Funds raised through the campaign go towards:
* Services & supports for people with CF including exercise, fertility and transplant grants.
* Funding dedicated in-patient CF units in hospitals nationwide
* Medical & Scientific Research
* Advocacy & Information services including seeking access to new therapies
The VHI Women's Mini Marathon is the largest female only event and caters to all levels of fitness. So whether you are a carefree walker or a determined runner we would love to have you join the One in 1,000 CFI Team for 2016. CFI will provide refreshments, cloakroom and lots of encouragement for all those taking part on behalf of the organisation.