The 2014 Elverys Sports Galway Bay Half Marathon & 10K will take place on October 4th. Reduced entry fee for early entries.
Entry is open now HERE
Marathon Photos were on the course taking pictures of everyone. View them HERE.
The atmosphere was incredible throughout the event this year with the Elverys Sports Power Team's energetic warm up and cool down sessions ensuring that all participants minimised their aches and pains by stretching properly before and after their run. Loman Caulfield from Elverys Sports commented 'We are delighted to be associated with events like the Galway Bay Half Marathon and 10K where runners and walkers of all levels of fitness participate together and achieve their own personal goals. It's also a great event for our own team - over 120 of our staff ran on Saturday.'
Thousands of runners lined up along the famous Claddagh quay on the edge of Galway City for the start of the Elverys Sports Galway Bay Half Marathon and 10K in glorious sunshine last Saturday. For the second year in a row Sergio Ciobanu claimed the Men's Half Marathon title in 1:07:11 representing his club Clonliff Harriers and former olympian Pauline Curley from Tullamore Harriers winning the Women's Half Marathon also for the second time in 1:20:03.
The 10K winners were Gary O'Hanlon from Clonliff Harriers in 33:31 and Sarah Mulligan from DSD in 35:05. Shortly after winning the 10K Gary lined up to take on the half marathon also where he finished 4th.
The event offered a generous team prize which was scoped by Clonliffe Harriers for the men who came in first, second, third and fourth place represented by Sergiu Ciobanu, Brian MacMahon, Declan Power and Gary O'Haloran. A local win by Athenry AC women's team was celebrated lead by Jane-Ann Healy with Sinead Foran, Ruthann Sheahan and Siobhan Guinan close behind.
The flat course is favoured by elite runners aiming for a fast finish time but equally loved by novice runners who want to enjoy some of the most superb scenery that the West of Ireland has to offer. This year the weather was perfect - no wind and bright blue cloudless skies offering visitors to Galway a clear view of the Clare mountains across Galway Bay.
Sharon Fitzpatrick from Cancer Care West commented, 'This is one of the key fundraising events of the year for Cancer Care West and we were delighted with the support we got from our regular funraisers and there were lots of new faces this year, many of whom had personal reasons for running for Cancer Care West. Every cent is appreciated!'
You can keep up to date with the event on our FACEBOOK page.
To each and everyone that took part in this year's Elverys Sports Galway Bay Half Marathon and 10KM a Massive Well Done!
All the hard work and training has paid off, so make sure to keep up the good work and start your planning for 2014's event.
Don't forget to redeem your 20% OFF Elverys Sports Coupon. It is valid until 27th October, so drop in to any Elverys Sports store.
If you lost a key during the event we may have found it.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
CLICK HERE to download the updated 2013 10K results
CLICK HERE to download the updated 2013 Half Marathon results
CLICK HERE to download the 2013 Marathon Club results
The Elverys Sports Galway Bay Half Marathon and 10K have announced the overall prize fund for this year's events.
Prize structure as follows
Team prize: €1,000 for 1st male team in the Half Marathon and €1,000 for 1st female team in the Half Marathon. Teams must be made up of members of same AAI club. See website for details.
Individual for both Half Marathon and 10K: €500 1st, €125 2nd, €75 3rd - for male and female plus trophies.
Over the past 10 years, participants in the Galway Bay 10K and Galway Bay Half Marathon have raised almost €2 million for Cancer Care West, which has made it possible to fund and develop our residential and cancer support services in the West of Ireland.....we aim to raise another €100,000 this year and to do this we need your help.
We are asking Galway Bay Half Marathon and Galway Bay 10K participants to raise some funds through sponsorship for Cancer Care West - there is no minimum fundraising requirement and a sponsorship pack is provided to all who register with us. Simply email email@example.com or phone 091 545000 for further information and a sponsorship pack.
We welcome donations of all sizes – would you consider celebrating your Galway Bay race participation with a donation to Cancer Care West – donations can be made online at www.cancercarewest.ie or by phone at 091 545000.
The demand for Cancer Care West's services is always increasing, therefore all fundraising support and donations are very much appreciated. Help us to reach our fundraising target, so that we can continue to support cancer patients and their families throughout the West of Ireland. Thank You!
Contact Cancer Care West for further information:
Less than 4 weeks to go until the 2013 Elverys Sports Galway Bay Half Marathon and 10km! Fret not…The Power Team will be there to help you on the day!
This year Elverys Power Team will be hitting the event again in the black Power Team Truck and will be present the night before at registration in our Galway Retail Park store. We’ll be bringing our expertise, advice and “banter”! The Power Team is a team of highly educated and inspirational athletes, from around the country who are qualified through Coaching Ireland and working for Elverys Sports in and out of store; visiting, schools, companies and events nationwide.
Warm Up and Cool Down on Race Day
As we did last year on race day of The Elverys Sports Galway Bay Half Marathon & 10k, the Power Team will be conducting the Warm Up on stage beside the start line for all of you 10km runners and Half Marathoners, focusing on elevating your heart rate and warming up the muscles, joints, central nervous system and most importantly, preparing your brain for your race ahead! We’ll also be doing an easy cool down stretching session after both races, to ensure optimal recovery post race!
The Power Team will be based from the Power Team Truck all weekend, giving expert advice on all of the things we stand for:
Positivity, Optimum hydration, Wholesome diet, Exercise & Recovery – see what we did there?!
Gait analysis and offers!
As well as this, we’ll be distributing discount vouchers redeemable in Elverys Sports from our truck, we’ll advise you on Elverys product, clothing, injury prevention and the all important footwear that is essential for exercise and running. As we mentioned last week, Elverys Sports provide a fantastic Gait Analysis service in over 28 of our stores nationwide that have a “Total Running” section. Depending on your foot type, our in store Total Running Experts will advise you on the best possible shoes, product and or/”prehab”/rehab equipment to support your running style and needs, and to protect your body from injury. We recommend getting analysed in one of our stores before race day, and if you hurry, we have a fantastic Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price offer on at the moment in all Elverys Sports stores, which runs until close of business on Sunday 8th September! The cheaper pair of shoes is half price, so bring your son/daughter/partner/friend, get analysed, and stock up on runners!
The night before
If you have no time to get into store to get analysed, don’t worry, Gait Analysis will be available from the Elverys Power Truck at the Galway Bay event and the night before when you have to register in Elverys Sports, Galway Retail Park. In addition, Elverys Sports and Elverys Power Team are planning a fantastic event that will take place that night as you guys are registering and collecting your packs in our store, including interactive pod stations, top advice, free food and lots more!
One last piece of advice – be careful not to go too crazy on the training in these last few weeks leading up to race day. Don’t “run away” with yourselves as this could be a shock to your body and result in unwanted niggles and injuries! Keep your training steady and stick to your training plans. Read up on and follow some great training, diet, warm up and cool down tips on the Elverys Sports Blog www.elverysblog.com and follow us on Twitter @ElverysPowerTm and @Elverys.
So if you still haven’t made up your mind on whether to run the The Elverys Sports Galway Bay Half Marathon/10km event, we say do it. Challenge yourself, push yourself and break boundaries.
Elverys info: Blog: www.elverysblog.com
Elverys Website: www.elverys.ie
Elverys Twitter: @ElverysPowerTm and @Elverys
Galway Bay Race info: www.galwaybayhalfmarathon.com
With just four weeks to go you may want to check in with our training plans to see how your progress compares.
Half Marathon Training Plan
10K Final Buildup Training Plan
The Elverys Sports Galway Bay Half Marathon and 10K organisers would like to thank Galway City Council once again for tremendous support. As experienced event managers in their own right, their advice has been crutial as we plan for another exciting event in Galway City. Having a road closure makes a huge difference to the event and while it adds considerably to the overall management, It made the run much more enjoyable and safe for participants and that is the most important thing. So, subject to approval from City Hall we'll be enjoying traffic free roads again on September 28th
NOTE: The road closure will not affect access to any homes or business premises along the route as it is only the westbound road which will be closed to traffic. A detailed Traffic Management Plan has been submitted to Galway City Council and minimum disruption is expected. The organisers would like to thank the Gardaí for their assistance in the planning of the event.
What is the Galway Bay Half Marathon?
This event includes a half marathon (13.1 miles) and the Galway Bay 10 km run/walk.
How do I enter?
The online entry fee is €45 for the half marathon and €35 for the Galway Bay 10km. You can enter HERE.
When is the event taking place?
The event takes place on Saturday 28th September 2013 at the following times:-
9:45 am on Saturday 28th September for the 10Km Galway Bay 10 walk/run
11:00 am on Saturday 28th September for the Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
When is the closing date for registering?
This event is expected to sell out sometime before September 23rd. If it does not sell out, the closing date for registering will be Thursday 26th September. Please note you cannot register for either event after this date.
Number Pick Up?
Race Number pick up will be held in Elverys Sports, Headford Road Retail Park, Galway on Friday 27th September (11am to 9pm) and Saturday 28th September (7.30am - 9.00am.)
Click here to download a Map giving directions from Expo to race start line.
Where can I stay?
We recommend the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill.
Can I transfer between events?
You can transfer up to 9th September 2013. After this date it is too late.
What does my entry fee to the Half Marathon and Galway Bay 10 include?
The €45 entry fee includes:
- Race entry
- Technical T-shirt
- Finishers Medal
- Timing Chip
- Fruit and light refreshments after the event
- Water, first aid stations and toilets every three miles
What is the route?
Route details are available on the route page of our website.
10K is one lap and Half Marathon is two laps.
Where is the Race Start and Finish Line?
The start and finish line is located in Nimmo's Pier in The Claddagh, at the edge of Galway City towards Salthill. See route map.
What facilities are available at the start and finish line?
Storage area for belongings for registered participants (at owners risk)
First Aid Centre
No changing rooms are available
Is there parking at the start and finish line?
There is street parking available in the area in public spaces on the roadway. There is car parking available in Jury's Inn, Hynes Car Park and Eyre Square Shopping centre on Merchant's Road. There will be parking restrictions in place at the race start and finish line.
How is the race sign posted?
There is a mile marker at each mile and the race is measured and accredited by the Athletics Association of Ireland. The route will be clearly signposted and the route details are available on our route map.
Is the race being timed?
Yes the Galway Bay Half Marathon & 10K will be chip timed and results will be available online after the event and top places will be announced on race day.
Are there prizes?
The Elverys Galway Bay Half Marathon and 10K have announced the overall prize fund for this year's events.
Prize structure as follows
Team prize for Half Marathon: €1,000 1st male team and €1,000 1st female team. Trophies for 2nd & 3rd teams. Team result will be decided by the sum of the top 4 from gender-ranked places (not times). Team must be made up of members of same AAI club. See website for details.
Half Marathon & 10K Individual: €500 1st, €125 2nd, €75 3rd - for male and female plus trophies.
Are there Water stations/First Aid?
Yes there are Water stations every 3 miles and First Aid facilities at the start/ finish line.
Will the roads be closed to traffic?
Yes the roads will be closed.
How can I contact the race organizers?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org