2017 Streets of Galway 8k

  • Posted on: 14 February 2017
  • By: GCH Web

GCH who are one of Ireland’s largest athletics clubs, will host the 32nd edition of the famous Streets of Galway 8K road-race on Saturday 12th August 2017 at 7pm around the city centre and Salthill. This event is the jewel in the crown of road races in the West and is a fixture on the Irish running calendar. The race route starts at Fr Griffin Road in the city and takes in many of the sights of Galway city. including the Spanish Arch, Eyre Square , the landmark Galway Cathedral and NUI Galway early on in the race. The course then routes out towards Salthill, past Pearse Stadium and then back in on the 'Prom' along Galway Bay for the last , fast section into the finish at the historic Claddagh.

The event was first staged in 1986 and the ethos from the start to the present day has always been “sport for all”. The race attracts runners of all standards and ages from all over Ireland and abroad - from elite international athletes, to athletics club runners, competitors from other sports and fun-runners, joggers and walkers alike. This year well over 3,000 runners will take part in what is a truly iconic race on the calendar and is one not to be missed.

GCH are delighted to have the Galway Clinic as the Streets of Galway 8k race sponsor. The Galway Clinic, is a Galway institution and is a major health provider and employer for the city and county, The Clinic aims to improve the health and quality of life of the individuals and communities its serves, and to promote health and wellbeing across society and a partnership with Galway City Harriers, its running activities, and the Streets is a perfect match. We would like to thank the Galway Clinic for coming on board with GCH in what will be a very exciting partnership. For more information see www.galwayclinic.com.

You can follow us on Facebook again this year at: https://www.facebook.com/StreetsOfGalway and our Twitter handle is @StreetsofGalway We look forward to your company for a great night of sporting endeavour in the city of the tribes. Enter here! http://www.active.com/galway-city-connacht/running/distance-running-race...

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