August 08, 2015

Kearney Cycles Streets of Galway 8km 2015

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August 08, 2015
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In 1518 the Galway City Council decreed “Neither O' nor Mac shall strut ne swagger through the streets of Galway”.  Now nearly 500 years later the Galway City Harriers give you the opportunity to strut, swagger, run, jog or walk in the Streets of Galway race over a distance of 8km.

2015 sees the 30th anniversary of the famous Streets of Galway 8km road race. Since its inception in 1986 the event has grown into one of the most prestigious road races in the country , yet remains true to its original motto of Sport for All, as many locals and visitors take on the event year in year out. Galway City Harriers AC as race organisers hope to attract 3,000 participants onto the streets of our city and suburbs.
This year we are delighted to again have Kearney Cycles,, as the title sponsor.  Local businessman and talented runner Martin Kearney with his family have operated the cycle shop in Galway since 1990. Located in the Terryland Retail Park, Headford Road they are one of Ireland's leading bike shops and are renowned for quality .

The race starts at the Claddagh, home to the world famous Claddagh ring and takes in many of the sights of Galway city. In the first km the route passes the Spanish Arch, Quay St. and the Druid Theatre. Eyre Square makes for a distinctive 1km marker and the 2km marker is at the landmark Galway Cathedral.

The course then takes you out towards Salthill, past Pearse Stadium and then back in on the 'Prom' along Galway Bay for the last 2.5 km. With the wind ( usually) at your back this is a very fast section,  before a final sprint into the South Park finish line.

Join us afterwards for the traditional cup of tea and race analysis, and this year we will have a 30th birthday bash for those who wish to keep the night going !  Galway is legendary around the world for its entertainment scene, so why not combine this with the 'Streets' for a great night or weekend in the City of the Tribes.

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Event details and schedule

8th August 2015 - 7:00pm

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