Galway 5km Series for 2009 Announced

Six Galway Athletics Clubs have announced their plans to organise a series of low-key, no-frills roads races around the county this spring. The clubs have organised a similar series of races for the last three years and the initiative has proven very popular.

The races will take place on Tuesday evenings at locations around the county and will culminate in the final race evening in Galway City on Tuesday the 2nd June which will be followed by the now traditional social evening and distribution of series t-shirts and spot prizes.

These evenings are specifically designed with the beginner in mind and are perfect for the many members of the Fit4Life groups that have become established all around the county.

The dates and locations for this year's races will be as follows;

28th April 2009 - Athenry @ 7:45pm
05th May 2009 - Tuam @ 08:00pm
12th May 2009 - Craughwell @ 08:00pm
19th May 2009 - Claregalway @ 08:00pm
26th May 2009 - Loughrea @ 08:00pm
02nd June 2009 - Galway @ 08:00pm

For full details of the individual races keep an eye on the various club web-sites (links below).

The cost of entry to the series of six races will be Euro 25.00 and online entry will be available on www.RunIreland.com from 12:00 noon on Wednesday the 4th of March 2009.

There are a limited number of series entries available and they will be strictly allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Series entries are only available online.

A specially designed souvenir t-shirt will be awarded to everyone who enters the series and completes at least five of the six races.

Galway Athletics Club Web Sites;

Athenry AC http://www.athenryac.com/
Craughwell AC http://www.craughwellac.com/
Galway City Harriers http://www.galwaycityharriers.com/
Loughrea AC http://www.athleticsloughrea.com/
Tuam AC http://www.tuamac.com/

Sunday the 17th. .