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Mini Marathon

Vhi Womens Mini Marathon 2019

Registrations for the 2019 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon will open on February 28th! Pop back then to register!

So here’s what you need to do when registration opens:

1. Register for the race: Go online from February 28th to register at  to get your registration number.

2. Register your details with us:
When you receive your registration number; choose the tale you want to follow then send us your details by filling out the form below. We’ll then send you everything that you need in your one-of-a-kind Mini Marathon Doggie Bag which will be packed full of Dogs Trust goodies and of course your exclusively designed Follow Their Tale T-Shirt and team rosette. Alternatively you can email [email protected] or call 01 879 1834.

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! Your online fundraising profile is so easy to share with your friends and family on social media. You’ll reach more people and raise more funds for your dog’s team! It makes our lives easier too – less paperwork means we can be more efficient and save money.

Setting up an online fundraising profile:

  • Simply set up a Fundraising page on Everyday Hero, Facebook or Just Giving.
  • Fill it with information about yourself and why you’re choosing to take part for Dogs Trust in this year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon!
  • Then share your online fundraising page with your friends and family so they can easily donate!

    You can also request a sponsorship card when registering your details with us!

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 Bella, Marley and Maggie, 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 girls 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 1834 or email [email protected].

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

Register your details with us in the below form to receive your one-of-a-kind Mini Marathon Doggie Bag which will be packed full of Dogs Trust goodies and of course your exclusively designed Follow their Tale T-Shirt and your team rosette!