Second annual 5k Bay Relay to take place later this month

After the success of 2011’s inaugural 5k Bay Relay, Cope Galway and Enable Ireland are joining forces again this year to bring you another 5k Bay Relay on Thursday April 26 at 7pm. This is the first of two relay events for 2012, with the second one taking place in July.

The 5k Bay Relay is a fun challenge for runners, joggers, and walkers who will complete a 15k (3 x 5k ) relay race along the Prom from the Claddagh Hall. And this year organisers have added an extra fun relay of 3km (3 x 1k ) along with the 5k on the night.

Team entry for the 5k is €45 while team entry for the new 1k is just €20 per team of three. Funds raised from the 5k and 1k Bay Relay will support the work of both Cope Galway and Enable Ireland.

The 5k Bay Relay provides an opportunity for people from across Galway to participate in a novel team running event. It does not matter whether you are a keen runner chasing that elusive personal best, taking on the 5K Series in the coming weeks, want to challenge your colleagues and your boss to a race, or just want to have some fun with friends and family; this is a novel and fun event for everyone.

Entry categories are as follows: Athletes/triathletes, company teams (teams made up of three employees from the same company ), and the general public. A selection of prizes will be up for grabs across all categories on the night.

Admission is open to everyone, you do not have to be a fitness enthusiast to join in the fun and make a difference. All participants will be provided with a timing chip and race number, giving them an opportunity to chase a 5k personal best or set out on their first timed running race. Details on the post race party will be announced in the coming weeks.

To register your team visit www.runireland.com For more information on the event visit the Facebook event page www.facebook.com/#!/events/283469731708461/

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