Sign up at Training to enter the Galway Cross Country Championships

  • Posted on: 14 September 2017
  • By: Ger

Cross Country 2017

The County Cross Country Championships  ( Even Ages) take place at Palace Grounds in Tuam on Sunday 1st October at 1pm  ( please arrive at 12 o'clock).  Please see details of the events below.  Anyone interested in competing should sign up at Training before Friday 22nd September.  Keep an eye out on our Facebook Page for any changes/updates prior to the Event.

The Uneven ages (U9 - U19) take place in Kilcornan on Sunday 8th October at 1p.m.
Please sign up by Friday 29th Sept.


Events & Distances      


U10s - 1000m                                     Born 2008/2009

U12s - 2000m ;                                   Born 2006/2007

U14s - 3000m;                                    Born 2004/2005

U16s - 4000m ;                                   Born 2002/2003

U18s - 4000m (girls) 6,000 (boys)     Born 2000/2001



Please arrive at least 1 hour before the First race so that athletes can walk the course and identify the Start and Finish areas.  These events are busy and it can take a bit of time to locate these areas.  It can be stressful for children if they arrive late and havn’t had time to check out the course.

 Athletes need to collect their Race Number from their Coach before the Race.


Athletes are advised to warm up approx   20/30 min  before their Race time.


Athletes need to wear a Club singlet to compete.  Singlets will be available to purchase at Training in the Shed and on Race Day at cost of €15.


Athletes should bring the following; 

·         Waterproof  jacket for before and after the race

·         Tracksuit

·         Running Spikes /Trainers

·         GCH Singlet  ( available to purchase at Training or on the day for €15)

·         Running shorts/tights

·         Bottle of water/snack

 All athletes must have signed up for this event at Training, it will not be possible to enter the competitions on the day.   Best wishes to all our athletes for an enjoyable day.