• We’re up and running for 2019.
  • Results are now available.
  • An excellent evening for running with a very big welcome in Caltra for a near record number of finishers. It was a fast course with some very fine times recorded across the field.
  • A muggy evening in Craughwell, but the rain held off to allow for some fast running, and good times.
  • That hill isn’t getting any flatter, but isn’t deterring the crowds, with another good turnout in Loughrea.
  • A great evening for running in Athenry. Breezy, sunny but quite brisk weather-wise. Some fast times on the new course from last year.

About the race series

The County Galway 5km series, is an initative of the Galway Athletic Clubs. Over 6 Tuesday nights, a 5km race is organised by one of the athletic clubs across the county. The format is simple - one race number covers the entire series. No prizes are awarded, but anyone who completes 4 of the 6 races gets a souvenir race t-shirt. After the last race, a social night is organised by the final host club.

The series has exploded in popularity over the years, to the point where entry sells out in a matter of minutes.

All proceed of the 5k series goes to fund juvenile and adult athletics in Galway.

Please car pool to venues - parking is strictly limited at all venues!

Caltra show map

Race HQ: Community Hall

Start approx 1km on Galway side of Caltra. Finish in village

Parking at Community Hall.

Direction from Galway go via R339 directly via Monivea, or N63 to Mountbellew and onto R358

Allow min 45mins travel time from Galway City.

Craughwell show map

Race HQ: Community Hall

Loughrea show map

Race HQ: Former location of Gaelscoil Riabhach

The school has moved, but we're using the same location and route as last year.

Athenry show map

Race HQ: Located at the finish line, Ard Aobhinn estate entrance

The Race start is located on the Link road 2k from the Train station past the tennis courts (last years’ start) continue to the T-junction and turn right. Toilets will be located at this junction.

Tuam show map

Race HQ: TBC

Clarinbridge show map

Race HQ:

Hosted by GCH in Kilcornan

Route - The race starts at Kilcornan House. It proceeds down the main avenue, turns left towards Kilcolgan and enters Kilcornan wood 400 metres later. After leaving the wood, the route proceeds to re-enter Kilcornan Wood from the east and the race ends at Kilcornan House.

Runner safety - Please follow the directions of the race marshals at all times.

Parking - There are a large number of parking spaces available in different car parks in Kilcornan House. Please follow the directions of the parking stewards when parking. Access to Kilcornan House will not be possible under any circumstances after 7.45. If you arrive at the venue after that time please park in Clarinbridge village. Parking is not allowed at any point along the route.

Refreshments will be available after the race in the main hall in the swimming pool at Kilcornan House. Race series t-shirts will also be distributed in this hall.