Galway Clinic announced as main sponsor of Streets of Galway

Vincent Jordan (GCH), Robert Glynn (CTO, Galway Clinic), Bridgett Jacobsen (GCH), Tom Breen (GCH), Claire Henry (Galway Clinic), Brian Bruton (GCH) and Marie Sheil (GCH). pictured at the launch of the Galway Clinic Streets of Galway 8k. Photograph by David Ruffles

Vincent Jordan (GCH), Robert Glynn (CTO, Galway Clinic), Bridgett Jacobsen (GCH), Tom Breen (GCH), Claire Henry (Galway Clinic), Brian Bruton (GCH) and Marie Sheil (GCH). pictured at the launch of the Galway Clinic Streets of Galway 8k. Photograph by David Ruffles

Galway City Harriers Athletic Club (GCH ) are delighted to announce the Galway Clinic as its main sponsor for the 32nd Streets of Galway 8k road race which will be held in August this year.

This is the first of a three-year-partnership with Galway Clinic to sponsor the race, and both parties are delighted to announce such a mutually beneficial agreement. The official launch of the race and the sponsorship announcement takes place in Galway Clinic at 7pm tonight (Thursday ), and all are welcome.

GCH who are one of Ireland’s largest athletics clubs, will host the 32nd edition of the famous Streets of Galway 8K road-race on Saturday August 12 at 7pm around the city centre and Salthill. This event is the jewel in the crown of road races in the West and is a fixture on the Irish running calendar.

The race route starts at Fr Griffin Road in the city and takes in many of the sights of Galway city. Including the Spanish Arch, Eyre Square, the landmark Galway Cathedral and NUI Galway early on in the race. The course then routes out towards Salthill, past Pearse Stadium and then back in on the ‘Prom’ along Galway Bay for the last, fast section into the finish at the historic Claddagh.

The event was first staged in 1986 and the ethos from the start to the present day has always been “sport for all”. The race attracts runners of all standards and ages from all over Ireland and abroad - from elite international athletes, to athletics club runners, competitors from other sports and fun-runners, joggers and walkers alike. This year well over 3,000 runners will take part in what is a truly iconic race on the calendar and is one not to be missed.

GCH are delighted to have the Galway Clinic as the Streets of Galway 8k race sponsor.

The Galway Clinic, is a Galway institution and is a major health provider and employer for the city and county, The Clinic aims to improve the health and quality of life of the individuals and communities it serves, and to promote health and wellbeing across society and a partnership with Galway City Harriers, its running activities, and the Streets is a perfect match.

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