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Exyte women run marathon for childrens charity

Exyte women run marathon for children's charity

 July 09, 2019

Women working with Exyte Northern Europe recently donned their running shoes to take part in the Vhi Women's Mini Marathon. This special 10K charity road race takes place every year in Dublin and is thought to be the largest women's event of its kind in the world.

The Exyte women were running for the charity Make A Wish Foundation, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to give hope, strength and joy. The team members also baked and sold a selection of cakes for the cause.

Exyte charity bake sale

Making history as part of the largest women's event of its kind

By taking part in the VHi Women's Mini Marathon, the women working with Exyte were part of something very special. In 1983, the inaugural event had 9,000 women entering and the race reached a record attendance in 2014 with 41,006 women taking part. The event has grown in popularity as women have taken more interest in their own health and fitness. A staggering 1 million women have entered the event over its 36 years.

Hundreds of charities are also big winners. The women decide themselves which charity they will support and many local causes gain vital funds from the event. It is now the largest one day charity event in the Republic of Ireland.

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