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 increase in numbers again next year.

Highlights in 2017 included the Irish Cross County ski team on roller skies in the Marathon, Team Manuela with over 850 people in a sea of green across the 3 distances, Eir brought their team of over 250 staff to Galway, Crown Paints and Hempel gathered their team of over 220 staff from across Ireland and Europe for their annual company destination running event.

Runners, walkers and joggers enjoyed the flat, fast course before celebrating their achievements at the festival atmosphere on the finish line.

General registration for 2018 opens at 4pm on Friday 10th November, with the increasing popularity of the event it is expected to once again sell out well in advance of race date on October 6th 2018.


  1. Hi ,

    Is it necessary to pre-register for the Half Marathon or is it done on the day ?


    Nicholas O Connor

  2. Hi could i be put on cancel list for the ten k ..thank you Regina

  3. can i still register for this years event

  4. Hi What time is the 10k race starting?

  5. Hi Tommy, its starts at 10:30am

  6. Hi MArtin,

    All events sold out at the end of August, there are no late entries available.

  7. Hi Regina,

    All events and wait list are completely full.

  8. Hi Nicholas, you can collect your race number on Friday evening between 3pm – 9pm at Elverys Intersport on the Headford Rd or from 08:00 -11:00 on race morning.

  9. Hi
    What time does each race start ?

  10. What time is the half starting?

  11. The Half Starts at 12:15pm on Saturday. More details are on the FAQ page of the site.

  12. Hi Muireann,

    Details below:

    8:30 am for the Full Marathon (26.2 miles)
    10:30 am for the 10K & Double up
    12:15 pm for the Half Marathon (13.1 miles)

  13. Can you advise if the following codes/persons are registered for Saturday please.

  14. Hi Charley, can you please email with your query.

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