Celebrating Community, Remembering Aoibhe: The Easter Lily 5km

March 29, 2024

As the Easter bank holiday weekend approaches, runners and families in Galway are gearing up for an event that promises not just a thrilling race but also a meaningful cause. The Easter Lily 5km, set to take place in Doughiska, Galway, is more than just a race; it's a commemoration, a celebration, and a community gathering.

This event holds a special place in the hearts of many, as it honours the memory of Aoibhe, while also supporting a crucial cause. The race, organised by Tribal Running, offers participants a unique experience with its downhill start and finish, providing an exhilarating start and a triumphant finish.

Measuring 5 kilometres, the route offers a perfect balance of challenge and charm, making it suitable for seasoned runners aiming for a fast time, as well as for those seeking a nice 5km through the area this bank holiday.

For families, the event goes beyond the 5km race. Kids' races are scheduled to take place after the main event, ensuring that the younger participants also get to share in the racing joy of the day.

But the Easter Lily 5km isn't just about running. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ACT For Meningitis charity, a cause close to the hearts of many. By participating in the race, runners not only challenge themselves physically but also contribute to a vital cause, helping raise awareness and support for meningitis prevention and research.

As participants cross the finish line, they'll be greeted with more than just a sense of accomplishment. Post-race treats await, including fresh fruit, tea, coffee, and hot chocolate, providing a well-deserved reward for their efforts.

Organisers are committed to building on its success year after year, with the goal of growing the race and its support for charity, ensuring that it becomes a staple in Galway for years to come.

So, whether you're a seasoned runner aiming for a personal best, a family looking for a fun-filled Easter weekend activity, or simply someone who wants to support a worthy cause, the Easter Lily 5km in Doughiska, Galway, is the place to be this holiday weekend.

You can sign up for the race by clicking the link to our Race Calendar here!