Preparing for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

V14 image

The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon, the largest event of its kind in the country, returns to Dublin this June bank holiday weekend on Sunday, 3rd of June.

An annual 10k charity road race, the inaugural Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon took place in 1983 and now more than 41,000 Irish women participate in the event every year.

Last year’s race raised a staggering €9.3 million for hundreds of charities across Ireland, bringing the total amount of money raised for charity since the marathon started to more than €210 million!

As the home of activity trackers like Fitbit and Garmin, Harvey Norman has everything you need to prepare for this incredible event and ensure you go the distance when the big day arrives.

The Fitbit Ionic for instance features a wide range of useful modes such as Multi-Sport and SmartTrack that provide in-depth exercise analysis so you can better understand your strengths and weaknesses.

All-Day Activity Tracking details info like steps, distance, floors climbed, active minutes and more, resulting in a comprehensive picture of your fitness levels.


The Fitbit Ionic can store more than 300 of your favourite motivational songs, which we recommend listening to through the Fitbit Flyer wireless headphones, a secure and comfortable pair of wireless headphones that offer a premium sound.

Fashion-loving marathon runners will be happy to know that the brand new Fitbit IONIC ADIDAS edition (RRP €330) is due to arrive in-store early next week so please check back with us during the week if you’d like to learn more about this unique activity tracker.


The Garmin Forerunner 645 is another powerful activity tracker that offers many of the same features found in the Fitbit Ionic but has the added bonus of storing up to 500 songs, which is more than enough to see you to the finish line.

The Garmin Forerunner 645 pairs with any Bluetooth headphones but we advise investing in a pair like the Creative Outlier Wireless Sports Headphones as these are a pair of ultra-light sweat-proof wireless headphones specifically designed for demanding activities.

For the Apple enthusiasts we have the Apple Watch Series 3, which comes with a whole heap of useful features including smartphone notifications and of course, lots of music storage.

The Apple Watch Series 3 is available in a range of colour finishes and with a selection of band options and we suggest pairing it with the Apple Airpods for an unrivalled wireless audio experience.

The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon kicks off at 2pm on Sunday 3rd of June at the Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin.

Good luck to everyone taking part!

(Image credit:

For the very best in Activity Trackers, shop in-store or online.

Author Image

Posts from the Harvey Norman blog team.

You may also like...