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.
Run for a cause
 

Run for a cause

The event is not run by a charity but has a long legacy of helping to raise funds for many local and national charities. It’s up to you if you want to run for fun or for a cause of your own choice – we encourage that! Contact us 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

Run Galway Bay in 2018

Run Galway Bay 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon is set to return to the shores of Galway Bay on October 6th 2018.  The largest multi-distance running event in Galway City attracted  a record number of over 3,200 people to the City of the Tribes in 2017 and is expected to…

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Run Galway Bay a Run Away Success

Saturday 7th October saw the 15th edition of Run Galway Bay, the largest multi-distance running event in Galway City with more than 3,000 participants undertaking a 10k, Half Marathon or Marathon along the shores of Galway Bay. First to take to the start line were four Irish Cross Country Skiers…

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Our Race Director Ray O’Connor

Our Race Director this weekend is Ray O’Connor. To say he knows a thing or two about running is an understatement. Ray is an avid marathon runner with 143 Marathons under his belt to date. He has completed 10 marathons in 10 days twice, ran the Connemara 100 mile race…

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How to Boost Core Stability – 3 Primal Moves

“Core” Posture Principles: The “core musculature” is comprised of several groups of muscles including the transversus abdominus, multifidus, diaphragm and pelvic floor muscles. These muscles work together to produce maximum stability in the abdominal and lumbar region, as well as coordinate movements of the body A very common cause of…

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Dynamic Warm-Up Exercises

The first thing you should do before your run and before your stretches is a dynamic warm up. It is never a good idea to stretch a cold muscle. Stretching a cold muscle can lead to tears in the muscle fibres. Dynamic warm-up exercises (dynamic stretching) involve active movements that…

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Running Event Tips

1. The week before the Race:  During race week, your running mileage should decrease.  During the week, include two to three short runs with a few, small pick-ups—short,quick distances that get your legs moving faster and prepare you for the faster tempo of the race—to keep your legs fresh. Two…

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Post Race Recovery Check List

Keep moving!  Slowly cool down by walking. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate… Replenish nutrition – carbohydrates, protein and salts (calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium). Stretch/foam roll/massage – start at the bottom and work your way up!  Calves, hamstrings, quads, adductors, hip flexors, gluts, lower back, chest, shoulders, neck (take advantage of the complimentary…

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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 Half Marathon Full Marathon 10k & Half Marathon Make sure you know your race number and bring a copy of your…

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  • 2018 Entry Open


    We are delighted to announce that the 2018 event entry is now open.
    2018 date is October 6th.

    ENTRY OPEN HERE