Loughrea's Running Spirit: Galway 5km Series Gears Up for Leg 4

May 14, 2024

Loughrea is set to host the fourth leg of the Galway 5km Series this evening, Tuesday, 14th May. With an eagerly awaited 8pm start time, runners are gearing up for an evening of adrenaline-pumping racing.

Participants are reminded to arrive punctually and bring their race numbers, to be worn visibly on the front of their T-shirts or singlets. For those yet to collect their race numbers and T-shirts, arrangements have been made for distribution near the start line between 7pm and 7:30pm, ensuring a smooth start to the event.

Organisers have taken care to provide facilities for the comfort of runners, with toilets conveniently located near the start line. These arrangements reflect the attention to detail that makes the Galway 5km Series a favourite among runners of all levels.

Colm McAllen, one of the key figures behind the Galway 5km Series, highlighted the dedication of a select group of runners who have attended every leg of the series since its inception. These dedicated individuals will mark their 97th leg in Loughrea this evening, a testament to their commitment and passion for running. McAllen also acknowledged the invaluable contribution of photographer John S O'Connor, whose photographs encapsulate the essence and spirit of the series, adding a memorable dimension to each leg.

As the runners lace up their shoes and prepare to hit the course, anticipation is high for the challenges that await. McAllen playfully mentioned that everyone should look forward to tackling the infamous hill during this leg, adding a touch of excitement to the evening's proceedings!

With each leg, the series reinforces its reputation as a must-attend event for running enthusiasts, promising memorable experiences and unforgettable moments for all involved.

Featured Image: John S O'Connor

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