2019 Streets of Galway 8km Important Race Information

  • Posted on: 28 July 2018
  • By: david_glynn

Registration is now closed.

GALWAY CLINIC Streets of Galway 8KM

Your Race Number is available online here.

We would like to welcome you to the Streets of Galway 8km road race for 2019, sponsored by the Galway Clinic. This is the 34th edition of the famous Streets of Galway 8km road race, which is organised by Galway City Harriers AC, the long established athletics club in Galway.  The race is 8km in distance and is approved by AAI.

Click "Read More" or scroll down for some important information for participants in the 2019 edition of the race. (Updated August 7th 2019)


Race entry is closed as of August 7th.


Your registration details  will be available online here on Thursday 8th August.

Please follow the link within the email  to find your race number and bring this with you along with your  printout email of registration confirmation details  when collecting your race pack (which includes a fantastic technical t shirt, number with timing chip)  at Race HQ, The Claddagh Hall, South Park, Salthill, Galway.

See map link for location of Claddagh Hall  http://bit.ly/2mLMYbn

Unless you have specific arrangements with an associated charity or other organisation, individual race pack collection times are as follows this year:
2pm - 8pm on Friday 9th August 2019
9am - 4pm on Saturday 10th August 2019 (race day)

Please follow marshal’s instructions for parking when picking numbers.

FRIDAY : You can park along Grattan Road in front of South Park or in the Car Park beside Claddagh Hall (NB access on Friday only 40 spaces).

SATURDAY : NO PARKING available at  Claddagh Hall or Grattan Road entrance to South Park. This is due to race set up areas and  necessary restrictions at the end of race route.

The closest car parks are those at Jurys Inn Galway and Hynes Yard multi story on Merchants Road.   Q Park on Merchants Road which is the Car Park attached to the Eyre Square Shopping Centre are offering a discount if you book online.  For details please see our Facebook page.

Please also bear in mind these parking restrictions on the evening of the race and plan your journey in advance.

The race starts at 7pm sharp on the evening of Saturday 10th August 2019, with the start line located at the Galway Technical Institute, Fr. Griffin Road, Galway.
The race routes through Galway City, Salthill and the Claddagh areas of Galway.
Water station - there is a water stop at 5km mark which is at Pearse Stadium.

Finish –  the finish is in South Park just off Grattan Road where  there is water, drinks and food available here for all as part of your race entry.

MAP - See the  course map for full route details. Map is available by clicking here. 

Please be at the start line by 6.40pm to ensure you are in position.

Pacers will run to assist runners who wish to aim for a particular time: 35 minutes, 40 minutes, 45 minutes, 50 minutes and 55 minutes. Pacers will be easily visible at the start with balloons marking their target time.


Changing/shower facilities will be available at the finish area in the Fr. Griffin's club house and West United changing rooms.  There is no onsite storage for personal possessions and any items are left at your own risk. Further toilet facilities will also be provided at the start and finish in the area around race headquarters.


There will be post race refreshments in the race marquee located at the finish line. The prize giving will be in the Claddagh Hall from 8.30pm. There are prizes for individual runners and teams.


The race  hashtag is #streetsofgalway and we invite you to share your photos  of the race day. You can win 2 Free entries for the Race in 2020 by  posting a photo of  you on  Race Day on social media before 10pm on Race Day using the #streetsofgalway. We will pick one winner on the night.


The following points are very important and we ask you make a note of them:

You should be in good health to complete the race

Take enough food and water on in advance of the race (2 hours)

Take water before start and at the water station

Medical assistance: we have the Red Cross, ambulances, and doctors available to assist you if you are in difficulty, on the route or at the start or finish.

Marshals and Gardai are in attendance to assist the race but it is your responsibility to be aware of your surroundings, other runners, and to know the route.


  • The Streets is an Athletics Ireland permitted road race ran under the Associations rules.
  • A rolling road closure will be  in operation. Marshals/Garda instructions must be followed by all participants.
  • Buggies, push chairs, bikes, wheeled or mechanically propelled vehicles are not allowed. The race organisers will NOT ALLOW these on the course and take NO RESPONSIBILITY for any such that attempt to progress the route using these therefore we ask you NOT to PARTAKE with any of these.
  • Runners are not permitted to run with headphones This is to ensure that you are aware of what is going on around you, aware of other runners and can clearly hear any instructions from the Garda or race officials when out on the course.
  • No Under 16s are allowed race.
  • No refunds available as race costs are incurred. Transfers by a participant to a friend can be arranged for a small fee on Active.com.
  • No participant may offend or abuse volunteers, marshals or Gardai.
  • Participants must be on their best behaviour at the start line area and note that the Claddagh residents kindly allow to us the area for race start and finish.

These rules restrictions are necessary for insurance, medical and safety reasons, and follow road race permit and race safety requirements set by relevant authorities which we are obliged to obey.


If you would like to volunteer or assist in race marshalling or anything else please check out the Race Day Volunteers page. All help is very much appreciated!

If you have any further queries in the meantime, please contact us at 089 4919167 or streetsofgalway@gmail.com.
We hope that you enjoy the race and we  look forward to see  you on the 10th August.

Yours in running,
Streets 2019 Race Organising Committee