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Resolution Run 5k – Saturday 1st January 2022

The Resolution Run is a famous 5k race which has been on the go in Galway since 2010. The event is a fundraiser for sport in Galway, particular athletics, via its organisers Galway City Harriers and Galway Athletics.

The Resolution Run 2022 is a fast and flat 5K road race that takes place on January 1st at 10:30am. The course routes through the City Centre, from the Claddagh, passing Wolfe Tone Bridge , Merchants Road and the Docks, and routing back out to Grattan Road and the Prom before a fast finish along South park into the finish at Nimmos Pier. The route passes most of the city’s famous landmarks along the way.

The race is AAI certified and entry fee of €20 includes a souvenir limited bobble hat. Race HQ is Claddagh Hall area. The route is suitable for runners and walkers of all abilities.

Please note that there will be no changing facilities or showers available. Roads will not be closed for the event, however there will be either marshals or Guards at all junctions to ensure your safety!

Senior/Master/u20 Outdoor Track & Field Competitions

NOTE: Galway County Outdoor Senior/Master Track Field Championships. Date (s) /venue/further details to be confirmed. For further updates and entry please contact: gchcompetitions@gmail.com

SAT 15th June. Day 2 of the Connacht Outdoor T&F Championships will include the Senior/Master/u20 Track & Field Championships. Venue: Athlone. If not competing, volunteers/officials would be much appreciated Closing date for standard entries: June 9th. No late entries accepted. Entries to GCH Senior competitions Secretary email address listed above.

National Championship Track & Field Competitions

29th & 30th June. ​​​​​​​AAI National Senior T&F Championships.  Morton Stadium. *

SAT. 6th July. AAI National League Preliminary Round. Venue: Athlone **

SUN. 28th July. AAI National League Final. Tullamore. **

​​​​​​​13th & 14th July. National Combined Events 

SAT. 3rd August. AAI National u20 (Junior) & u23 T&F Championships. Tullamore. *

SUN. 4th August. AAI National Masters T&F Championships. Tullamore. *

* Note: Entry by club for 2 individual events (plus relay if team request.) Athletes can enter any extra events individually on entry4sports Ireland or by clicking entry link on AAI fixtures list. Please also note that for National Championship Competitions there is a STANDARD ENTRY CLOSING DATE circa 12 days prior to competition. No late entries accepted beyond standard closing date.  GCH entries to: gchcompetitions@gmail.com

** Note: National League. The Club are aiming to field a Men’s Team for the National League dependant on the number of athletes available to cover both the track and field events. Interested athletes please do get in touch with competitions Secretary at email listed above, as soon as possible, for consideration. Galway County Athletics will be fielding a County Women’s League Team, anyone who wishes to be considered do get in touch as soon as possible.

For other Track & Field competitions, link below to the AAI Fixture list where athletes can enter any other competitions individually.

https://www.athleticsireland.ie/competition/fixtures

Resolution Run 5k – Monday 1st January 2024

The Resolution Run is a famous 5k race which has been on the go in Galway since 2010. The event is a fundraiser for sport in Galway, particular athletics, via its organisers Galway City Harriers and Galway Athletics.

The Resolution Run 2024 is a fast and flat 5K road race that takes place on January 1st at 10:30am. The course routes through the City Centre, from the Claddagh, passing Wolfe Tone Bridge , Merchants Road and the Docks, and routing back out to Grattan Road and the Prom before a fast finish along South park into the finish at Nimmos Pier. The route passes most of the city’s famous landmarks along the way.

The race is AAI certified and entry fee includes a souvenir limited bobble hat. Race HQ is Claddagh Hall area. The route is suitable for runners and walkers of all abilities. Roads will not be closed for the event, however there will be either marshals or Guards at all junctions to ensure your safety!

Resolution Run Galway Map

Resolution Run Results

Well done to everyone who took part in the 2024 Resolution Run 5K.

You can see all the results here http://redtagtiming.com/results/ResolutionRun2024_5km.pdf

Many thanks to everyone who supported the event.

Membership for 2024 is now open

2024 membership galway city harriers

You can join or renew your membership here: https://membership.athleticsireland.ie/

Current members are paid up until the 31st December 2023. 2024 Membership goes from now until the 31st December 2024.

Information on our weekly training sessions is here: http://galwaycityharriers.ie/club-members-training/

GCH Seniors Membership 2024

Senior Membership Queries: gchmembership@gmail.com

Senior rates include the €20 Athletics Ireland affiliation fee for each athlete which includes insurance.

The rates remain the same as 2023 with the introduction of a Concession rate for students under 23 and OAPs over 65.

GCH Juveniles Membership 2024

Juvenile Membership Queries: secretary.gchjuvenile@gmail.com

Juvenile rates include the €15 Athletics Ireland affiliation fee for each athlete which includes insurance.

The rates have had a small increase to assist in covering the rise in the cost of competition entries and track rental.

UPCOMING COUNTY, CONNACHT & NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS: Note Galway County Senior/Master Championships Entry deadline is this Friday 15th September. Event takes place on September 23rd.

Saturday September 16th. Castlegar Cross Country Open – All Ages and Connacht Senior League Leg 1. Venue: Galway Racecourse. Note that Connacht League Leg 1 entry has closed.
Entry to Castlegar AC Open xc still available online, limited entry on the day.

Saturday September 23rd. Galway Cross Country Championships – Even ages and Galway County Senior/Master Championships. Venue: Galway Racecourse.
Note: County Senior/Master entries close this Friday 15th September at pm. Entry via club competitions secretary.

Saturday October 7th
Galway Cross Country Championships – Uneven ages. Venue: Bushfield, Loughrea

Sunday October 15th. National Autumn Open Cross Country. Venue: Abbottstown.
Entry online via AAI Competitions.

Sunday October 22nd
Connacht Cross Country Championships – Even ages and Connacht Senior League Leg 2.
Venue: Westport. GCH Senior League entry via GCH club Competition Secretary

Sunday November 5th
Connacht Cross Country Championships – Uneven ages and Connacht Senior League Leg 3.
Venue: Sligo. GCH Senior League entry via GCH club Competition Secretary.

Sunday November 19th
National Senior/Junior & even ages Cross Country Championships.
Venue: Gowran Demesne. GCH Sen/Junior entry via GCH Competition Secretary.

Sunday December 3rd
National Novice & uneven ages Cross Country Championships.
Venue TBC. GCH Novice entry via GCH Competitions Secretary.

Please Note: For Connacht Senior League athletes must indicate which category they are competing in for the Connacht League. Novice, Senior or Master.
Entries for Leg 2 & 3 of the League may close up to ten days in advance of the event.
National entry has a standard cut-off date 10-12 days before the event. Please ensure your entry is submitted well in advance.

GCH Members entries to
gchcompetitions@gmail.com


Blackrock Health Galway Clinic Streets of Galway 8k 2024

Streets of Galway Registered Runners

Have you signed up for this years Blackrock Health Galway Clinic Streets of Galway 8k ?

Click here to enter

Streets of Galway start

Event Description:

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.

The event will bring thousands of participants onto the streets of our city and suburbs into what is a fantastic event for the city.

The Streets is a fast and flat 8k race routing around Galway City, Salthill and the famous Claddagh . It attracts thousands of runners from all walks of life to the city on a superb summers evening in the City of the Tribes

Race Start is 7pm at Fr Griffin Road and Race finish is at South Park, HQ is the Claddagh Hall at Nimmos Pier

Our sponsors once again are the Blackrock Health Galway Clinic, great supporters of the event and promoting wellbeing and health across the county

This is one for all, so sign up now!

 25 euro plus AI levy/fee Early Bird offer till June 30/ then 28

Race souvenir gift for everyone along with race refreshments and the best atmosphere and fun you will have as you run through the historic Streets of Galway !

Please note, we do not make changes on race day so make sure you are registered with us. Your registration may not have been processed if you have only recently registered with us.

You can follow us on Facebook again this year at: https://www.facebook.com/StreetsOfGalway on Twitter @StreetsofGalway and Instagram streetsofgalway. We look forward to your company for a great night of sporting endeavour in the city of the tribes.

Race Details 2024

Streets of Galway race route

Thank you for entering the 2024 Blackrock Health Galway Clinic Streets of Galway 8K, which will take place Saturday 10th August at 7pm. 

Race Now Sold Out!

Galway Clinic Streets of Galway 2024 race results are now available on Red Tag Timing

We are delighted to welcome you back to our traditional time and route for this years 38th edition of our famous race, organised by Galway City Harriers.

Please bring along proof of ID/printout email of registration confirmation when collecting your race pack at Race HQ, Claddagh Hall, Nimmo’s Pier, Galway, H91 A6Y6. See map for location of the Claddagh Hall.

Your Race pack includes a fantastic technical T-shirt, number and timing chip!

Race-pack collection times are as follows this year:

  • 2pm – 8pm on Friday August 9th
  • 9am – 4pm (sharp) on Saturday August 10th
  • We cannot process entries after 4pm Saturday for logistical reasons.

Parking for Pick Up – Parking is available along Grattan Road for a short period for pickup on Friday only. Please follow marshal’s instructions for parking when picking up race numbers.

On Saturday, there is NO PARKING available at Claddagh Hall or Grattan Road, or at GTI – i.e. Start or Finish areas. Do not attempt to park here please. This is due to race set up areas and necessary restrictions at the end of race route.

On Saturday, city centre parking is available for pickup and the race at the following locations: Cathedral Car Park, Jurys Inn or Hynes Car Park Merchants Road, or in Salthill carparks.

We encourage you to use Public Transport or cycle to race start.

THE RACE

The race starts at 7pm SHARP Saturday 10th August, with the start line located at the Galway Technical Institute, Fr. Griffin Road, Galway. Be on time, the race will not wait! The race routes through Galway City, Salthill and the Claddagh areas of Galway.

Water station – there is a water stop at the 5km mark which is at Pearse Stadium.

Finish – the finish is 100 metres into South Park just off Grattan Road where there is water and bananas available here for all as part of your race entry.

Streets of Galway race route

Please be at the start line by 6.45pm to ensure you are in position. Toilets are at Start and Finish areas. There are no bag drops or changing areas. Please obey marshals instructions and respect residents in the area.

Prizes will be given on the line for Top 3 male and female finishers. Other prizes at the Hall at 8.15 pm.

Please note the following restrictions which we have to follow for safety and insurance reasons:

No Under 18’s may take part, no bicycles, wheeled vehicles or buggies are allowed on the course. No headphones or pets allowed.   

Thanks to Blackrock Health Galway Clinic for sponsoring the Streets of Galway. 

Please use #streetsofgalway  on social media. Contact streetsofgalway8k@gmail.com with any queries.

GALWAY COUNTY 10,000m TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP

THURSDAY 27TH JULY.

The Galway County 10,000m Track Championships will be held separately on Thursday 27th July at the Track in Moonbaun ATHENRY. Cash entry on the evening. Time TBC.

NATIONAL SENIOR TRACK & FIELD STANDARD CLOSING DATE FOR CLUB ATHLETES

Note that the standard entry closing date for the National Senior Track & Field Championships is this Wednesday,19th July.
The two day event takes place at the Morton Stadium on the 29th & 30th July. Link to Provisional timetable only below. (this may change)
GCH athletes can enter through their Senior club Competition Secretary by this Wednesday 19th July, before 6pm.

https://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/events-timetable/National_Senior_Championships_Timetable_2023.pdf

GCH Intro Night – Meet the Running Club

Introduction evening for new and potential members of Galway City Harriers Athletics Club.

We would like to invite new and potential members to come along to meet some of our members and hear more about what we do in Galway City Harriers.

We are Galway’s largest running Club and have members from beginners to olympic athletes running 100m to 100km so there is something for everyone.

Date and Time

Fri, 10 March 2023,

19:30 – 21:00 GMT

Location

Galway Bay Hotel 

Salthill Road Lower H91 W295 Galway

Get information on the different training sessions we offer and how we can help you to reach your goals whether it is your first 5K or a sub 3 hour marathon.

Fit4Life Recreational Running, Coached Speed Sessions, Track Sessions, Marathon Training, Cross Country, Track Running, Social Events, training camps and volunteering with the Club.

There will some discounted Club gear on sale also, so existing members are welcome to come and grab a bargain and offer their tips and advice to our new members.

Marathon Mania – Friday 24th February

Race Stories, Training, Tips & Advice, Q&A

GCH Coach and Marathon Runners share their stories and advice at Marathon Mania on Friday 24th February. 

We are really looking forward to hearing some of our brilliant GCH marathon runners share their marathon stories and experiences, tips and advice. With so many people running marathons this year it will be great to get ideas of what works and what doesn’t. 

Date and Time

Fri, 24 February 2023, 

19:30 – 21:30 GMT

Location

Galway Bay Hotel 

Salthill Road Lower H91 W295 Galway

If you are running a marathon in 2023, you are welcome to come along and learn from GCH marathon runners who will be sharing their experiences on running 26.2 miles (and beyond!)

Whether you are running the Dublin City Marathon for the first time or are a seasoned marathon runner chasing sub 3 hours or a PB we will have stories that you will want to hear.

Louis Coyne – Ultra Marthon Runner

Abigail Colleran – Smashed her PB in Dublin Marathon

Tony O Connor – Sub 3 hour marathon runner

Neasa De Burca – Winner Limerick Marathon 2022

Jerome Debize – Ultra Runner and Marathon Coach

There will be a Q&A where you will get the chance to ask the questions that you may not be able to get answer to online.

Entry is free but you must pre-book your spot.

Membership for 2024 is now open

2024 membership galway city harriers
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