10:30am | Oct 3rd 2020
Nimmo's Pier, Claddagh


12:15pm | Oct 3rd 2020
Nimmo's Pier, Claddagh


8:30am | Oct 3rd 2020
Nimmo's Pier, Claddagh


Run Galway Bay takes place on Saturday, October 3rd 2020 at Nimmo’s Pier, Claddagh, Galway

  • 07:30 Race Area Open
  • 08:30 Full Marathon Start
  • 10:30 10K Start
  • 12:15 Half Marathon Start
  • 16:00 Race Area Closes

Look out for Our Warm Up Team on stage on race day. The team will be warming up, motivating and prepping the crowd before race start!




3PM – 9PM, Friday, 2nd October
Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K

8AM – 11AM, Saturday 3rd October
Half Marathon & 10K

Please Note: Race pick up will open ONLY at the times stated above and not before so please plan your day accordingly as we will not be in a position to facilitate packet pick up earlier than the times stated above.

What's in it?

Your race pack will include your race number, safety pins and technical t-shirt.

What do I need to bring?

Bring a copy of the event confirmation email that contains your race number. You can either print the email or show it on your phone.

Please also bring a copy of your photo ID (Driver’s Licence or Passport).

You can pick up a number for a fellow runner but you must have their confirmation email and a copy of their ID.


We encourage our racers to arrive at the race village on foot or via public transport where possible.

Getting To Galway
  • By Bus: Galway is served by multiple bus companies from all around the country. The main bus station (Bus Éireann) is located just off Eyre Square and is connected to Ceannt Train Station.
    The Coach Station (GoBus, CityLink) is on Fairgreen Rd, also nearby Eyre Square.
  • By Train: If you’re travelling to Galway by train on the day, you’ll arrive into Ceannt Station. This is located about one mile from the start line. Find out more about trains to Galway from IrishRail.ie.
  • By Car: Parking throughout Galway is metered. There are several multi-story and pay & display car parks around town if you need to bring the car. The closest to the start line is at Jury’s Inn Hotel and on Merchant’s Road. There will be parking restrictions in place along the route, and the course will be closed to traffic from 8:00am.
Getting Around Galway
  • By City Bus: CityDirect and Bus Éireann both operate within the city. Both offer services that will drop you nearby the start area. We are only a 15 minute walk from Eyre Square.
  • Taxis: Taxi ranks are located on Eyre Sq, Bridge St and near the train and bus stations. Galway taxis can also be hired through the FREENOW app or booked through taxi offices such as Abbey Cabs or Galway Taxis.
  • Bicycle: Coca-Cola Zero® Bikes are available for hire throughout Galway City. They provide a healthy and convenient means of transport, ideal for supporters who want to cycle the course.


A secure baggage area will be provided for your belongings at the start/finish area.


There will be pacers in all three events as follows:

10K –60 Minutes
Half – 1:45, 2:00 and 2:15
Full – 3:30, 4:00 and 4:30

With thanks to Athenry AC and Marathon Club Ireland.


Your safety is our top priority. Please help us in this regard by obeying the instructions of the Race Marshals, Gardaí and Medical staff at all times on the route. Please do not wear headphones for everybody’s safety. Water stations and toilets will be available.


Everything you could possibly think of (relating to Run Galway Bay anyway, take your “Is a Jaffa Cake a biscuit?” [it’s not] queries elsewhere) is answered on our handy FAQ page.