The Half Marathon is split into three laps; one short lap, followed by two full laps as detailed below.

Starting at the Claddagh, run along Grattan Rd as far as the Promenade Road and turn back along the path before commencing the first full lap. Run along the closed road, through the heart of Salthill, as far as the camping park, turning down towards the sea and return via the back of the Golf Club along the prom and back to the Claddagh. Another full lap of this route is completed bringing you to the finish line at the Claddagh.

This is a very fast and flat course and perfect for PB attempts.

The start area is self-seeded according to predicted race time. Three start chutes are set out as follows:

1. Elite & Sub 1:40.
2. Sub 2 hours.
3. Over 2 hours.

This will ensure a clear passage to the route at a pace you are comfortable with. The race is chip timed from start line to finish line. This means you will not lose out by starting towards the back


You must collect your race number from Tesco in advance. Full information regarding race pack collection can be found here.

The Half Marathon race will start at 12:15pm. There will be 1:30, 1:40, 1:50 and 2:00 pacers and a bag drop is available near the start line. There will be one water station on course (at Blackrock) – this station will serve athletes running in both directions. There will be post-race refreshments available at the finish line.

If you have any further questions or queries regarding start times, location, how to get to the race, the event day schedule or anything in between, please check Event Info or the FAQ page.


This event will sell out, so be sure to sign up early and guarantee yourself a spot in Run Galway Bay 2020!

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