At Vhi, we believe in doing our part to create a healthy society by supporting our members financially when sick. We've put a number of programmes in place so that you can remain as healthy as possible now and in the future. As part of this commitment, we have developed a long-term sponsorship strategy to promote the area of participative running. As such, Vhi has partnered with two of the biggest and most inclusive running events in the country - Vhi Women's Mini Marathon and parkrun Ireland.
Vhi is proud to sponsor the Vhi Women's Mini Marathon, the world's biggest all-female event, attracting over 35,000 participants yearly. Almost €10 million is raised each year by participants for a host of worthy causes nation-wide, and in total it is estimated that the activity has raised well over €200 million since it started in 1983.
For more information on Vhi Women's Mini Marathon, log onto Facebook or for more on how Vhi can help you in your participative running journey, select here.
Vhi is proud to partner with parkrun Ireland who organise free, weekly, timed 5k runs which take place every Saturday morning at nearly 60 venues all over Ireland.
The events are co-ordinated by more than 600 volunteers every weekend from Bere Island to Ballina to Ballinteer and see approximately 5,000 people of every age and ability take part. Almost 80,000 registered participants have run more than 2.5 million kilometres at parkrun Ireland events since it started here in November 2012.
There are also a growing number of junior parkruns, 2km runs for those aged 4-14, which take place at 9.30am each Sunday.
There is no other movement like parkrun in Ireland and Vhi is very proud to be supporting this wonderful initiative. To register for a parkrun near you visit www.parkrun.ie.
For more information on how Vhi can help you lace up your runners and get walking and running, see here.