Details Announced of Galway 5km Series 2008

Details Announced of Galway 5km Series 2008

Galway Athletics Clubs have once again agreed to join forces to organise a series of 5km races around the month of May this year to promote involvement in the sport of athletics generally and to encourage newcomers to take part.

As in previous years these will be no frills events with no prizes for the winners and the absolute minimum of fuss on the night. These races are an opportunity to take part in well organised, fun and safe events at a low cost and with a low organisational burden for the clubs. Any cash surplus generated from the series to be provided to the Galway County Board of the AAI for the support and development of Juvenile Athletics in Galway.

When and Where

The dates, venues and times of the races are as follows.

Please note that the Athenry race starts 15 minutes earlier than all the others to make sure it can be completed in daylight.

Race 1 – Tuesday 29th April – Athenry – (Newcastle) @ 07:45pm
Race 2 – Tuesday 6th May – Tuam @ 8:00pm
Race 3 – Tuesday 13th May – Craughwell – @ 8:00pm
Race 4 – Tuesday 20th May – Claregalway – @ 8:00pm
Race 5 – Tuesday 27th May – Loughrea – @ 8:00pm
Race 6 – Tuesday 3rd June – Galway – @ 8:00pm

Entry Details

Series of Six Races Euro 20.00
Single Race (where available) Euro 5.00

People may enter the series by post using the attached entry form or online at Individual race entries will not be available online.

In order to avoid overcrowding at races a maximum number of 350 series entries will be accepted. Once this limit is reached series entry will be closed. Depending on numbers attending each night a limited number of individual race entries may be available on the night of the races at the discretion of the hosting club.

Runners will retain the same number from race to race. In other words you will be provided with a race number at the first race you arrive for and you’ll keep that same number for each subsequent night.

A souvenir t-shirt to be awarded to anyone who both enters the series and runs at least five races. Shirts only go to those that have actually entered the series.

Race results will be published online as soon as possible after each race.

More Details

Please monitor the club websites for updates more specifics of individual races as the time gets nearer.

Galway Club Websites are at:



We look forward to seeing you in May.

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