Dates have been announced for this Summer's 5k race series in Galway. Over 15 members of the club took part in last year's series in Athenry, Tuam, Craughwell and Dangan and all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It is hoped to add to these numbers this year in the 5 race series. The club hope to coordinate entries to the series in advance and perhaps also coordinate a meet-and-train session to help those for whom it may be their first race and also to encourage more experienced runners to do it.
The following is the official announcment of the series …
Five Galway Athletics Clubs will once again come together this spring to organise a series of fun 5K road runs for adult runners and walkers in the county. The series of runs are intended primarily to encourage participation and will be ‘no-frills’ events. There will be no prizes for winners but plenty of encouragement for everyone taking part. Runners or walkers can just turn up on the night and enter for individual events or for the entire series. Entry fees are small at Euro 5.00 per run or Euro 15.00 for all five. The final event in the series will be followed by a get-together in some local hostelry where plenty of spot-prizes and plaudits will be distributed.
The date and times are as follows;
- Tuesday 1st May Athenry @8:00pm
- Tuesday 8th May Tuam @8:00pm
- Tuesday 15th May Craughwell @8:00pm
- Tuesday 22nd May Loughrea @8:00pm
- Tuesday 29th May Galway @8:00pm
To reward those who get involved, a specially designed series t-shirt will be awarded to each person who completes at least four out of the five events.
Mark these dates into your diary now as last year’s runs were a great success with literally hundreds of people taking part over the duration of the month of May.
More precise details for the individual runs will be announced closer to the date and publicised on the web-sites hosted by the various clubs.