Dogs Trust

Vhi Womens Mini Marathon 2019

Registrations for this year's VHI Women's Mini Marathon are now closed!

The takes place in Dublin on Sunday June 2nd! The Vhi Women's Mini Marathon, is an annual 10k charity road race and is the largest Women's event of its kind in the world!

There are 3 furry reasons why you should gather the girls and take part on behalf of Dogs Trust (run, walk or jog!). They are your Dogs Trust Women’s Mini Marathon team captains – Navy, Wevs and Simpson. 

We hope these three extraordinary Dogs Trust residents’ tales will inspire you to join their teams and get involved for Dogs Trust to help raise vital funds for our life saving work. So whose tale will you join & follow -#TeamNavy, #TeamWevs or #TeamSimpson?

To read more about our team captains, visit their profiles below!

Join Team Navy!!

Join Team Simpson!!

Join Team Wevs!!

So here’s what you need to do!:

1. Register for the race: Register for the Vhi Women's Mini Marathon at to get your registration number.

2. Register your details with us below:
Registrations are now closed.

3. Get your friends & family to sponsor you and your dog’s tale: 
We kindly ask setting up an online fundraising profile – so your friends and family can easily donate online!

Why should you choose to run (walk or jog!) for Dogs Trust?

The health and happiness of every dog is at the heart of Dogs Trust and all of our work. Dog Trust never destroys a healthy dog. But we cannot do this alone. Dogs Trust receives no Government funding so we need dog lovers like you to help fund our life saving work. Support from dog lovers like you, enables us to care for thousands of stray and abandoned dogs and puppies throughout the year and find them loving Forever Homes.

Our Rehoming Centre finds new homes for the vast majority of the dogs in our care and typically the average stay for a dog at Dogs Trust is approximately 96 days. However, some of our dogs can be with us for much, much longer. Dogs like Navy, Simpson and Wevs, who through no fault of their own, sometimes suffer with behavioural or health problems and therefore find it a bit more difficult to find their Forever Home. We continue to work with these dogs for as long as it takes and strive to find them their happy ending with the perfect loving family who understands their needs.

Taking part in events such as the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon raises vital funds for long term residents. Over the course of the next few months we’ll be posting regular updates from the lads to help you along the way! Your chosen top dog will be howling you on too* and providing you with all the inspiration that you need to cross the finish line! Be sure to share your progress with us and if you have a four-legged friend perhaps they’ll enjoy getting stuck into the training with you

For more information, please call (01) 879 1843 or email [email protected].

PS - Make sure to check in with our Facebook and Twitter pages regularly for updates on Navy, Simpson and Wevs, and to see your wonderful support in action!