Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Distance (KMs): 8
  • Distance (Miles): 4.97
  • Date: 18 May 2013
  • Start Time: 13.00
  • Best Time (Men): 00:28.10
  • Best Time (Women): 00:34.30
  • Organised By: ROUNDSTONE BAY 8K
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? No
  • Has Water Stations? Yes
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes

Race Description

“Run 8K along the bay in beautiful Roundstone… then relax and enjoy the music & craic as the sun goes down!”

8K Road Race in the stunning surrounds of Roundstone in the heart of Connemara. Chip Timing will be provided. €20 online entry fee. We are also asking all participants to help us support our local RNLI Lifeboats service as best they can.
The race takes in some of the most breathtaking scenery on the west coast of Ireland, and follows a figure of 8 loop beginning and ending in Roundstone Village.
The course has been officially measured, AAI Permit applied, and chip timing will be provided for all participants. Refreshments will also be made available on the day.
Start Time for the race is 1.00pm sharp on Saturday 18th May, 2013
Registration is €20 and this can be done online here

Roundstone Bay 8K is also proud to support our local RNLI Lifeboat service and we would hugely appreciate it if runners could endeavour to do some small bit of fundraising for this very worthwhile cause if at all possible.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
– 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male Overall
– 1st, 2nd and 3rd Female Overall
– 1st Male Over 40, Over 50 and Over 60
– 1st Female Over 40, Over 50 and Over 60

Not just content with putting on solely an 8K Race, we really want you enjoy your time in Roundstone, and the key to that will be ensuring a fantastic atmosphere.
– There will be a DJ prior to, and after the race, at the start-finish line.
– Count on plenty of locals cheering on your every step!
– Take in the fantastic scenery and views on landmark sights such as Gurteen Beach, Ervallagh Harbour, The Twelve Bens and Roundstone Village itself
– Spend a bit of time enjoying the banter with your fellow runners; be they local or even from further afield.
– And why not consider spending a night or two in Roundstone and making a right old weekend of it! See the accommodation section on our website for more details of where you can rest your head.

The Apres-Run Party
Roundstone is renowned for its welcoming atmosphere and also for its festivals and events throughout the year. This years Apres-Run party will take place in the village on Saturday evening and the craic will still be going strong as we crank up the fun with Classic Rock Hits from Peter Byrne & the Glass Onion Band. If you haven’t caught these guys before (Quay’s Bar, Galway regular Thursday night residency) then you are in for a treat!

All runners and supporters are welcome and there is no cover-charge, so swap your runners for your groovy shoes and enjoy the fun!
There will also be Traditional Irish music session in the village pubs, so why not go for a stroll, take in the atmosphere and feel free to sample the best that Roundstone has on offer. Now, did we mention that all pubs in the village are within 100 metres of each other, so tired limbs or high heels won’t be an excuse…! Roundstone, a great place altogether.

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