People supported by Cope Foundation, their families and staff are gearing up for the 40th celebration of the Echo Women’s Mini Marathon ‘6k Your Way’, which takes place on Sunday the 19th September.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual Cork event will take place virtually for a second year in a row. The Echo Women’s Mini Marathon is a great fundraising opportunity for Cope Foundation, which supports over 2,800 children and adults with an intellectual disability and or/autism across Cork city and county to live, ‘Your Life, Your Way’. The organisation is calling on people who ran the Mini Marathon for Cope Foundation over the years to join it again for this special year to celebrate 40 years of the Cork event.

Cope Foundation welcomes people of different abilities to take part in the virtual event and join #TeamCope to do 6K Your Way.  If you are unable to complete your ‘6K Your Way’ on September 19th, you can also do it from September 16th – September 26th.

Anna who is supported by one of Cope Foundation’s Residential Centres says her favourite memory from previous years is: “Running with different people, coming to the finish line and everyone cheering me on. I hope we have a lovely time this year, best of luck to everyone taking part in this year’s event.”


Marion, who is also supported by Cope Foundation says, “I hope to take part in the Mini Marathon, it will be a great achievement for me. I will go right to the finish and get that medal.”


If you would like to join #TeamCope for the Echo Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon ’6k Your Way’, please visit

All funds raised will go towards projects and programmes that empower and support people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism across Cork city and county.