Dig out your runners! Dust off your shorts and get running ... 

A series of 5km races will take place around Galway on Tuesday evenings during May. The series is been organised to provide more local races for Galway runners and to encourage people to take up the sport. These races are ideal for anyone preparing for the mini-marathon or  other races in the summer.

The dates for the series are as follows:

§                Athenry, 9th May [Venue, Ballydavid]
§                Tuam, 16th May [Venue, Palace Grounds, subject to confirmation] 
§                Craughwell, 23rd May [Venue, Craughwell Community Centre, Main St, Craughwell]
§                Dangan, 30th May 

Each race will commence at 7.30pm. Participants can register on the first night at a cost of €15 for the full four race series, or on the night of any race at a cost of €5 per race. All levels of runners are welcome. A social event including finger food and a prize-giving will take place after the final race on 30th May. Prizes will be focused on spot-prizes.  

If interested, please contact Mark Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 087 6729214. 

Of course, if that wasn’t enough for you, there is also the last 2 runs in the Craughwell Handicap Chase – a 10k handicapped walk/run for the early morning types, commencing at 8.30 on Sunday 14th and Sunday 28th May. It is not too late to join this series since your best 2 performances out of 4 counts towards the scoring.  

And finally ... ever wonder what your 3k or 1500m time might be on the track. Well now is your opportunity to find out - with the Galway Senior Track and Field which takes places in Dangan on 26th May, commencing with the 3000m at 6.30pm.

Saturday the 21st. .