Stunning Scenery

Ideal course for a PB

Make a weekend out of it

Breathtaking, Amazing, Spectacular, Friendly & Fun.

Breathtaking, amazing, spectacular, friendly and fun are just some of the words used by participants when describing this unique event. What makes it unique? The course straddles the quaint Latin Quarter of Galway City, the famous Claddagh Quay and the majestic coast road with it's panoramic views of the Burren in County Clare across the Atlantic waters of Galway Bay - very few marathons worldwide can boast such a pretty mix of scenic views.

Six Reasons to do this...

It’s Fabulous
 

It’s Fabulous

Run or walk Galway’s amazing 10K or Half Marathon route which takes in the longest seaside promenade in Europe. The scenery is breathtaking with spectacular views of the Clare mountains across Galway Bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean. Come for the weekend – there is too much to see and...
It’s famous
 

It’s famous

The race starts and finishes alongside the famous Claddagh Quay on the edge of Galway City. It was formerly a fishing village, just outside the old city walls and is also the home of the world famous Claddagh ring. So if romance is in the air this is the place...
It’s Fun
 

It’s Fun

If you are visiting for the weekend you’ll get to enjoy the best of both worlds as the quaint Medieval City and the vast Seaside resort of Salthill sit side by side offering a host of pubs, restaurants and plenty to do for all ages.
It’s flat!
 

It’s flat!

The course is great for new runners who want to avoid hills and it’s even better for fast runners who are looking for a personal best!. Starting at the Claddagh, participants run along the closed road through the heart of Salthill and return on the promenade and the newly surfaced...
It’s friendly
 

It’s friendly

Brought to you by the founders of RunIreland – we know a thing or two about making people feel welcome. We welcome everyone from walkers, to fun runners and from club runners to the elites.
It’s Charitable
 

It’s Charitable

The event is not run by a charity but has a long legacy of helping to raise funds for many local and national charities. Cancer Care West is our charity of choice and €5 from every entry is donated directly to this very worthy cause. It’s up to you if...

Such a great race

The race has a 'low key' relaxed vibe even though there are now over 3,000 participants and it's fast becoming one of the major running events in Ireland. The 'pre' and 'post' race atmosphere lives up to Galway's reputation for looking after our visitors. We want our runners and walkers to go home with a dramatic sense of living life to the full and fond memories of a personal challenge achieved in a very special place....a place that they will want to return to year after year. Ray O'Connor Race Director

Not just a team… Now it’s a movement

As predicted, Team Manuela numbers have swelled in the past two weeks. Now getting close to 800, the goal of having 1,000 people wearing the famous green Team Manuela top is fast becoming a reality. Picture the scene: a sea of green, determined, focused and making a real difference, covering…

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Run Galway Bay 2017

There is always something happening in Galway – especially throughout the festival season.  From St. Patrick’s Day onwards, the heavily praised ‘fine stretch in the evenings’ arrives and Galway comes to life, bringing people from all over the world together. You only need to walk down Quay Street and hear…

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And The Winners Are…

At Galway Bay everyone is a winner but the podium result for each race deserves a special mention. As expected Gary O’Hanlon of Clonliffe Harriers won the marathon in 2 hrs 25, with Brendan Hession of Mayo AC in second in 2 hrs 50 and Kevin Ward third in 2.55.…

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O’Hehirs Partners with Run Galway Bay

O’Hehirs will be at the finish line to welcome home almost 3,000 participants in the Run Galway Bay event on October 1st. They will provide a mouth-watering selection of cake slices to suit every palate, including Lemon and Blueberry Cake, Carrot and Walnut Cake, Wild Berry Crumble and their devilishly…

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Check your number for Run Galway Bay 2017

You will have received your race day information already via email from our registration team. You can also check for your race number in one of the following lists. 10k Full Marathon Half Marathon Make sure you know your race number and bring a copy of your photo ID (Drivers…

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Run a balanced race with a well adjusted spine…

Shin splints, ankle sprains, knee and/or hip pain may not be due to overuse but rather be due to a dysfunctional movement pattern due to a misalignment in the Spinal Column. Chiropractic treats the neuro-musculoskeletal system of the body. Simply put this means that chiropractic evaluates the joints, muscles and…

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