Last Friday saw the launch of the Elverys Sports Galway Bay Half Marathon and 10K in the Skeff Bar, Galway. Planning and preparation is well underway and entries are flooding in for this year’s races. Over 2,000 participants are expected in Salthill for the 10K and Half Marathon. Interestingly this year entries have increased from overseas with participants travelling from the UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Holland, USA and even Australia.
Bernard Duffy, who founded the race was delighted to introduce Ray O’Connor as this years Race Director, commenting ‘I am confident that Ray’s understanding of what runners really want along with his vast event management experience will bring this event to a new level. Anyone who has run the Connnemara Marathon will know Ray and the professionalism and atmosphere that he brings to an event.’
Sharon Fitzpatrick from Cancer Care West encouraged participants to continue to raise funds for this local charity – over €1.8 million has been raised for Cancer Care West since the event was launched.
The Elverys Sports Galway Bay Half Marathon and 10K takes place on Saturday the 1st of October. Log onto www.galwaybayhalfmarathon.com to book your entry. Whether you are a runner, walker or even stroller this event has the atmosphere to make it fun for all levels.