Cork Mini Marathon

22nd September 2019

Will you join #TeamMercy this year? Last year over 100 enthusiastic lads and lassies joined #TeamMercy for the Cork Mini Marathon. Hailed as Munster’s premier 4-mile road race, the Cork Mini Marathon is set to be another huge success this year. 

Team Work for Team Mercy

Mother & Daughter team of Sarah Fitzgibbon and Ellen Chambers ran together for Team Mercy in 2017, making Ellen one of our youngest fundraisers! 

I wanted to run the Mini Marathon for the Mercy University Hospital to help the cancer ward because I didn’t like it when my mum had cancer – but they helped her to get better. And because I like running! – Ellen Chambers

Register here!


Sarah from Ballinlough was diagnosed with a tumour in the liver in November 2014 and diagnosed with bowel cancer the next day. Since then, Sarah has received treatment in the Mercy University Hospital and has been sharing this journey on her personal blog; ‘Adventures of a Sick Doctor‘.

Launching this year’s Mercy Mini Marathon call out, Sarah said “Cancer can affect anyone, at any time in their lives, and I wanted to raise awareness for that; as well as raising fund for cancer care at the Mercy. I am so fortunate to have such great care available so close to home. Dr Derek Power and his team are so warm and caring, and the nurses in the Mercy are really friendly and they make me and my family feel very welcome. I’ve always been given outstanding care and been shown great kindness there.”

Whether you want to walk or run in memory of a loved one or make the Mini Marathon a team effort with family or friends, joining Team Mercy will help raise money for Cancer Services – and promises to be a great day out! 


Remember! You must register for your place in the Mini Marathon (on the Mini Marathon website as well as registering with us if you want to take part in aid of The Mercy).

Run to support cancer services

Proceeds raised will benefit the Mercy Cancer Appeal to fund key services and advancements in the treatment of and research into many cancers and in particular The Mercy Cancer CARE Centre. The CARE Centre which will provide a quiet, safe place for patients and families dealing with a cancer diagnosis to come to receive support through their cancer journey.



Following the Mini Marathon, #TeamMercy participants will head to The Old Oak for our exclusive after-party special with complimentary finger food and cocktails. Some music, food, and fun will definitely help those tired muscles!

Get support behind you

Why not set up your own iDonate page and encourage friends and family near and far to show their support by sponsoring you on your own fundraising page. It is easy to set up your fundraising page, see how it is done here for your iDonate page or here for your Every Day Hero account.

Tell your Facebook Friends

Tell your Facebook friends what you’re doing – use this Mini Marathon cover photo for your profile

Mini Marathon FB banner for donors

Company Match Funding

Did you know that lots of companies offer schemes where they will match the money you raise to support the charity of your choice? Why not check out if your employer offers such a scheme. You could raise even more money for the Mercy Cancer Appeal. 


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