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Women runners at the Ready

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is calling on local women to lace up their running or walking shoes and get ready for this year’s Newry & Mourne Women’s Mini Marathon. This all-women’s 10K event is designed by and for women and takes place on Sunday 26th July.

The start point is located just past an area known locally as “Leitrim Lodge” which is located between Rostrevor and Hilltown. The route will then take you into the beautiful Newry and Mourne countryside, past “Santa’s Cottage”, Batts Wall and Yellow Water, whilst keeping you running entirely on tarmac and on an ever decreasing gradient before finishing in Kilbroney Park.

Register now for this fun, female event and help Meningitis Research Foundation in their fight against meningitis and septicaemia.  They are deadly diseases which are easily mistaken for milder illnesses like flu but can kill within hours or cause serious, life-long disabilities such as brain damage, amputations and blindness. With your support, MRF can continue to fund vital research projects, raise awareness of the diseases in the province and support those who have been affected.  Join Team MRF and raise whatever you can, with just £50 helping to fund 5 hours of in-depth support.

You can find out more details and register online at  Then please get in touch with Karen on 028 9032 1283 or email for a fundraising pack and running vest.