Caring for Special Babies & Children/Adults
Support Organisation for Trisomy 13/18 - (Patau's/Edward's Syndrome)



Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon 2024

S.O.F.T. Ireland

VHI Women’s Mini Marathon now closed

Sunday 2nd June 2024

Well Done to everyone for participating!!! 

GivenGain Fudraising Campaign Page HERE

Results 2024

Register HERE for 2025!

Teresa, Aoibhín, Ciara, Sinead and Ellen

Back Row L-R Deirdre Lambert Susan Treacy

Middle Row L-R Laura Fitzgerald Michelle Kinch-Sheehan Jane Hill Niki Conley

Front Row Paula Doyle Jane Montague Peters Ann Rooney


Let’s not forget

Lucy who died from Edwards’ Syndrome (Trisomy 18)

Christopher who died from Patau’s Syndrome (Trisomy 13)

Brona who died with Edwards’ Syndrome (Trisomy 18)

And all the SOFT Children with Patau’s Syndrome (Trisomy 13) and Edwards’ Syndrome (Trisomy 18)

It was a great day for SOFT!

Race Day Info

Meet at the Davenport Hotel, 8-10 Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2, D02 DX57


At 10.45 on Sun 02 June 2024


There are different entry routes, depending on what colour wave you’re in, and there are baggage drop areas available at all five locations.

WHITE and PINK waves will enter through the junction of Pembroke Street Upper/Leeson Street Lower. 

Baggage drop will be after this entrance point on Fitzwilliam Square.

Please make sure you are in your wave by 11.30am


BLUE will enter through the junction of Hume Street/Stephen Green.

Baggage drop will be after this entrance point on Baggot Street.

Please make sure you are in your wave by 11.30am.


GREEN will enter through the junction of junction of Merrion Square West/Merrion Street Lower.

Baggage drop will be after this entrance point on Merrion Square West.

Please make sure you are in your wave by 11.30am.


YELLOWwill enter through the junction of Herbert Place/Mount Street Crescent (Pepper Canister church).

Baggage drop will be after this entrance point on Mount Street Upper.

Please make sure you are in your wave by 12.00pm.



With with two weeks to go until the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon, the excitement is building! Some categories are at capacity with others filling up fast.

Can’t make the deadline? No worries! We have a physical collection venue available for your convenience.

  • June 1st: Hilton Conrad Dublin, Earlsfort Terrace, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2, D02 V562

The 2024 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is an outstanding opportunity to fundraise for SOFT and help raise much-needed funds.

GivenGain is offering Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon fundraisers the chance to win a hotel stay and dinner for two people over the event weekend! Here’s how to get in on the action: Setup your fundraising page on GivenGain and Start Fundraising and Raise at least €500 before the 22nd of May 2024. See the full competition T&Cs here. Make your mini marathon more meaningful by running for our charity this year.


10K – Do it your way! Walk, jog or run and have fun on the day! Encourage your friends, relations, colleagues to sign up at

When you register, you’ll receive a free optional t-shirt from our title sponsors Vhi, along with a coveted finisher’s medal to commemorate your achievement. Plus, enjoy an exclusive 20% discount at Intersport Elverys to gear up in style for the big day! That’s not all! Each of you that enters will be automatically entered into a Vhi competition for a chance to win an unforgettable holiday to Lake Garda, courtesy of Vhi partners at Topflight. SOFT will have our Free Famous Red Tshirts available at least for Pre Race Photo and last years one is still OK!

Both training plans and recipes are now available on to ensure you are fully fuelled and prepared ahead of Race Day. Make sure you follow @VhiWMM #VhiWMM on social media for training and cooking videos, support, competitions and much more!

Vhi members can use the online claiming tool, ‘Snap & Send’, via the Vhi app to claim their refund from their entry fees, available until the 31st of December 2024. Use acknowledgement you received on entering race as receipt.

We have set up a campaign page that is linked to GivenGain for fundraising and you and your friends can donate online HERE

Or GO to

You can set up your Fundraising Project from this CAMPAIGN page.

Sponsorship cards are also available for those who prefer the traditional way!   

See updates on SOFT Ireland News and Facebook

Meet up at Davenport Hotel D02 DX57 before Start for Photo in Famous SOFT Red T-Shirt

Finally make sure to let SOFT Ireland know that you have entered by emailing


Tips to Register

See Below for Tips on How to Register HERE 8 min Timeout on page so read below and be ready

Event Category (Most people will be walking)

 Elite – sub 45mins, Running – sub 60mins, Fast Jogging – sub 75mins Jogging – sub 90min, (times subject to validation)

 Walking – Max 3 hours (wheelchair users should select this category). Special Requirements Yes a wheelchair participant or Yes visually impaired

Are you VHI member YES or NO —– AAI Club if member YES (Select Club) or NO

Redeem you free Tshirt and Select Size Small Medium or Large

TShirt Postage €5.75  or collect €0 at InterSport Elverys Stores Fonthill D22 K2V5 or Dundrum D16 VC58

Postage €3 Race Number or collect €0 at InterSport Elverys Stores Fonthill D22 K2V5 or Dundrum D16 VC58

Emergency Contact Name and Phone Number required

Personalise your MedalYour iTAB will arrive in the post after race day. Postage €8.50. An iTAB is an engraved insert which personalises your Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon medal with your name & finish time or new to this year a short message instead.

For another €9.99 you can receive the FinisherPix Photo Pack in Digital Format. This offer is only available prior to the event.

Make sure to Tick Would you like to view pics for free

Make sure to Tick “I will create my own GivenGain Page after entry.” (N.B.)

Can be done on SOFT Campaign Page afterwards as you will have enough questions to answer registering.

Tick Waiver Form

Get a single use 20%Voucher at Intersport Elverys and Click to Unlock your Code

COUNTDOWN STARTED  10 days 20 hours 03 minutes 29 seconds

Overall Costs Entry Fee €33+ Number Postage €3 + Processing Fee 8% €2.88 Total €38.88

TShirt extra, (Looks nice but a Personal Choice as SOFT will have Free Red Tshirts available especially for Pre Race Photo.

Engraving and Pics also extra. Claim Entry Fee Back for Vhi members.

Warm up your Credit Card!

Tips to Create Project

See SOFT’s GivenGain Campaign Page

Go to Start Fundraising to create your own project

Login or Create account and  best to use your email

Type code sent to email (Instead of a Password)

Choose a charity to support and Select the  SOFT Ireland Logo

Continue and Accept Cookies

Edit Project Title: Mary’s (Your Name) SOFT Women’s Mini Marathon 2024

Edit Details: Set your target amount and the end date for your fundraising project

Target amount 250 Up as required. Currency Eur. Deadline 30th June 2024

Edit Story: with your own story and save at bottom.


“I am (Mary is) raising funds for SOFT Ireland in memory of  ……. who was born with Patua’s/Edwards’ Syndrome Trisomy 13/18.”

Change “I am” to “Mary is” (your own first name” to identify you better or everyone else will just see “I am”

Click “Looks good! Make it go live”

You can always Login (instead of create) and edit at a later date.

It’s not too late to start a project!

More Updates later

Also to be aware that Cork City Marathon is also Sun 02 June 2024